Brewed by Marble
Style: Porter
Manchester, England


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned, Regular;

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ianwelby (1109) - SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2013
Pours a near-black red, with a thin creamy head. Scent is strong chocolate malt. It’s a full-bodied beer, with a deep chocolatey taste and a toasty edge to it and the malt lingers on the tongue. A very hearty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2010
Cask at the Euston Tap. Pours a modestly cloudy brown with a light, tan head. Lovely, roasted malt nose with mocha and coffee beans. Flavor is sweeter than I had expected, which is good. Subtle hints of brown sugar and caramel malts, with plenty of chocolate, along with faint bitterness. Medium in body with average carbonation and a fairly creamy consistency. Great finish with lingering roast and charred cocoa, with light drying. Really superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2012
Dark Black with a red tint and a lasting tan creamy head. Smells of soft roast, chocolate and berry. Creamy full oily body. Strong taste of berry,sweet malt with a dry roast finish. Not much chocolate in here. More nutty. Very drinkable and smooth. I really liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2010
Cask at the Hillsborough Hotel, Sheffield on 7th February 2010. Dark brown with an off white head leaving strong lacing. Caramel and roast malt aromas. Bournville bitter chocolate burst along with a few raspberry notes before a bitter, dry finish. Well crafted and never overly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2011
Deep black body. Lightly brown, creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate with a smokey and winy touch. Flavour of malts and hops: heavily bitter, lightly sweet. Very interesting. I think this is one of the first beers I had that combine chocolate malts and hops as well as this one. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2012
On cask at the Marble Arch. Pours a very dark brown colour with a decent, light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Similar flavours with choc milk upfront and roasty malt. Nice and bitter with lingering chocolate. Moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
[RBESG, Sheffield]
Cask @ Marble Arch, Manchester.
Pours deep brown chestnut with a nice, staying, off-white head. Mild aroma, light chocolate, softly roasted. Low carbonation, great creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, dark chocolate, softly roasted. Light bitter finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle, Rake. A little plastered by the time I had this so really apologies for such a lame rate. Great combination of well-balanced roasted malts, great bitterness levels, cream, substantial chocolate, a very biscuity texture in the malt, a little sweet in the malt, very very drinkable, dry roasted finish, an excellent bottle and one I’d like to have more of. Special thanks to Mes for his persistence with recommending me this obviously excellent brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
500ml bottle from The Bottle Shop, Canterbury. Black body lasting dark beige head. Malty dark choc aroma. Full in the mouth. Some grainy maltiness on the swallow. Very decent choc flavour. Fullness is good. I rather liked it to be honest. Good flavours, good condition. Wow. Drank it real quick as it was just so drinkable. Doesn’t taste of 5.5% ABV either.

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