Grumbo (454) - Suffolk, - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask from The Ale House, Chelmsford. Attractive black beer, with a very light colour head. Chocolate aroma, thick and easy drinking.
Nocturne (603) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Marble Arch, Manchester. Dark brown shade with tan head. Pleasant aroma featuring cocoa and vanilla. Impressive chocolatey taste with a nice little roasty kick midway through. Palate a touch thin but serviceable. Definitely one of the better chocolate beers I’ve had.
Theydon_Bois (6447) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico, 29/01/14.
Extremely dark mahogony brown/light black with a moderate tan cover that dissipates to a swirl and edgework.
Nose is earthy cocoa, toffee, dark fruit notes, raisens, light roast.
Taste comprises sweeter chocolate than the nose suggested, vanilla, dark fruits, light roast.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Ok stout but I expected more from Marble.
wimpyjoe (2651) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Very very dark with a thick off-white head. This has plenty of nut in its taste with a modicum of chocolate in its aftertaste. Lots of roasted malts in its flavour but not as much in aroma.
mike_77 (2659) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a thin head. Has a light body, not too sweet but well packed with chocolate malts.
undercurrent25 (1295) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark colour, taste is rich and chocolatety with some malt, a fairly decent beer
Pizd (420) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle): Pours black, ruby tinge with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, slight coffee. Flavour is very roasty, quite smokey too. Notes of heavily roasted malt, dark chocolate, espresso, slight vanilla and liquorice in the finish. Nice but didn’t wow me.
kerenmk (1872) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Marble Arch, Manchester, September 2013. Black with a frothy, cream-coloured head. rich, a little burnt chocolate aroma, sweet and bitter chocolatey taste. Sweet, cake-like aftertaste, very smooth and cakey.
Osprey87 (1087) - London via, WALES - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Black with a red tinge. Big fluffy, thick, off-white head. Smell - musty chocolate syrup, yeast, slight smoke. Body is medium, not foamy, carbonation low. Good mouthfeel. Taste - mild chocolate syrup which is stronger up front than in the aftertaste. Noticeably hoppy - seemingly British hops. Hint of spice. Subtle, drinkable porter.
MrHangover (2066) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Deans pale lager tasting, courtesy of jmgreenuk. Gusher!! Pours a black beer with a creamy, beige head on top. Aroma is dark roasted, chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Flavor is very full for such low abv, big on the roasty characters with a big chocolate backbone. Very enjoyable beer for sure!
kermis (4190) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and roast. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter, caramel coming out with the chocolate in the palate. Medium bodied with light carbonation.