Martinus (4081) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy black colour (opaque is the word I believe), small cream head. Malty aroma, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Rather dry and creamy, light carbonation. Flavour quite bitter chocolate, vanilla, rather light, where are the roasted malts so prominent in the aroma?
(Draught -gravity- @ Borefts ’11)
Benzai (11072) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival @ De Molen, Bodegraven. Pitch black, opaque color. Small off-white head. Smell coffee, roasty, bitter, chocolate. Taste coffee, not much roastyness, bitter and chocolate. Low carbonation, low body.
DutchDrebus (4975) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Borefts Festival 2011, Bodegraven NL. Pitch black, opague with a small, chunky off-white head. Smells chocolate, roasty and vanilla. Tastes chocolate, coffee, roasty, vanilla, reminds me of guinness, but this has more taste. No carbo, full body.
Dedollewaitor (14844) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Borefts Beer Festival, 2011. Pours black with small bubbles on top. Chocolate, fruit and vague roast. Smooth and dry. Well made and pleasant!
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Borefts 2011. Dark cloudy brown with no head. Aroma is chocolate pudding with a subtle hint of coffee. Very thin on the palate with very little flavour. Some taste of chocolate and mocha. Somewhat disappointing.
suprchunk (2685) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The brewery was calling this a stout at the fest. And it was on cask. Dark brown, can see right through it. Not very stoutish. Flat, no head, no lacing. Roasted aroma with cabbage and cream corn. Tastes the same. Not very good.
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF London august 2011. Black with beige head. Chocolate, vinous aroma. Chocolate flavor a bit thin.
FatPhil (11547) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (GBBF2011, Wed)
Looks great - dark and with a spongy beige head. Choco aroma, but more roast grain than artificially added chocolate. Massive roasty burnt taste, just shy of ashiness. Such a scrummy stout. Finish is a touch burnt and bitter.
markas101 (2065) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The Marble Arch. Pure roasted chocolate aroma. Velvety and smooth. Medium bitterness on the finish.
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[500ml bottle, The Bottle, York] Deep blackish brown pour with a decent white head. Very inviting aromas of dark chocolate malt and coffee, plenty of ashy, roasted malt aromas. More coffee on the taste, although the chocolate comes on at the end. Very well balanced, it’s a smooth drinker – as many Marble beers are – the finish is particularly good. Some bitterness in there from the coffee, but a sweet, lasting creaminess. Very nice stuff