Brewed by Marble
Style: Porter
Manchester, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (858) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Cask from The Ale House, Chelmsford. Attractive black beer, with a very light colour head. Chocolate aroma, thick and easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Decaf (21) - - JAN 13, 2013
Cask. Pours opaque black, roasty aroma. Full body with coffee, chocolate, and roast flavors. Medium bitter finish. Very nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7424) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2012
50 cl bottle. BBE 14.06.2013.
Pours dark brown color with a huge, frothy beige head. Aroma is not too sweet with the chocolate, quite dry and fruity actually, some caramel linger on the background, mild hops and some burnt malts also. The flavor is also quite dry and ashy, not the essency and overly sweet chocolate bomb I was expecting, mild fruity notes, the burnt malt and caramel notes are there too. Medium CO2, dry malty palate with a subtle bitter finish. Quite nice actually, a positive surprise.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pudding (204) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
500ml bottle. Rather an odd one, this. Effervescence on tongue, sweet, unusual taste, , smokey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3761) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2012
On cask @ the Marble Arch, Pours opaque black with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has dark chocolate with a hint of cream and perhaps going into coffee. The taste has more of the chocolate and coffee and there is a creamy background. The palate is rich and creamy and is fairly elegant though I’d hope it could have refreshed just a little bit more - suspect a second pint would have been too cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - OCT 31, 2012
Tasted on tap @Marbles on 31/11/2012. Pours of almost black with a lovely beige head. Aroma is elegant, though not very complex. Taste is pretty silky and roasty, slightly sour at the end. Aftertaste is quite roasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14705) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, licorice and hops. Dry and smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
Cask. Dark, deep brown, with a nose full of the (dark) chocolate and malt. Flavour of smooth chocolate, a little more bitter in the similar aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (873) - - AUG 21, 2012
Cask. Dark brown, creamy tan head. Milk and dark chocolate in the nose. Taste is chocolate, nuts, roasted malts, cream.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle from Beers Of Europe, King’s Lynn
Very dark color, almost black; small head; the pour is thin. Light aroma, some roasted malts and some yeast. Lean and dry mouthfeel; moderate flavor of roasted malts and chocolate, a bit herbal, with traces of yeast. Correct bitterness.
It has some feeling of dirty water, and minor flaws; not exceptional, but not bad.

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