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Brewed by Marble
Style: Imperial Stout
Manchester, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled; Occasional.
Originally brewed at 8.2% in 2007 (released in 2008) to celebrate the brewery’s 10th anniversary. Brewed again in 2009 at 8.7% and with slight differences in the ingredients, but it is essentially the same beer.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4539) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2016
(Marble Decadence) Bottle 750 ml, corked an caged, served into a snifter at home, ABV 8.7%. Thanks goes to Beersiveknown, cheers Steve! Black coloured body with one finger of beuge head on top, good density and retention. Aroma of olive pit, liquorice, faint chocolate notes. Taste of roasted malts, burnt wood, faint chocolate, light liquorice, nice fruity notes and quite bitter. Medium body with soft carbonation, very dry palate. Nothing extreme but honest and very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3210) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle 750ml. Pours jet black with low-medium beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, mint, ashes. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, acidity. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (5005) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle (750 ml) shared at tasting. Vintage 2009. Thanks to Alex for this one! Black with a medium beige head. ok retention, leaving little lacing. Flavors of roasted malts, citrusy notes, perfume, liquorice, molasses and cardboard. Taste is mildly acidic with very little sweetness and mild bitterness. Medium body, but it’s starting to feel a bit thin. Moderate carbonation. Mildly tart and spicy finish. Not much alcohol presence. This one was definitely too old. Not super complex. Tartness is awkward even for an european stout but still fun. Ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Whatup14 (1499) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bouteille 750ml, 2009, bottle share. Couleur brune foncée, mousse moka. Arôme malt torréfié, alcool, oxydé. Goût de malt torréfié, légère acidité, âcre. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-faible.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (4832) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Vintage 2009 donc étiré quelque peu. Mélasse élimée, une sorte de tabac, des gorgées qui révèlent une fumée et/ou un côté cendré. Corps qui porte les stigmates du temps. Enfin, j’imagine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (7387) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
pours unclear dark brown, red tint, with a small light beige cap, some lacing. perfumey alcohol, liquorice, purple violet flowers, light disturbing acidity, roasted grains, clean. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily; lightly tart (!) spicy finish. ugh.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt & hops and notes of coffee and chocolate. Taste follows the aroma. Long bitter finish. Well balanced. Medium body.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1794) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Full rich breautiful black stout that’s thick and rich with flavour of dark mocha, chocolate, coffee and deep rich malt. An amazing beer. It’s a desert in and of itself.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (9804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Cask at the hanging bat. Pours black, light roasty chocolate, rich, slight liquorice. Tanned way too many of these on my birthday 2 years ago.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of licorice, caramel, some light chocolate and coffee, not very roasty for imperial stout. Similar taste, licorice, coffee and chocolate. Silky smooth and clean


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