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


on tap

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle pour from SS! Thanks! Pour is black with a very light brown head, fades quickly to OK lacing. Aroma dusted coco powder, vanilla, smoke, and freshly ground coffee. Taste is lots of vanilla, light liccorice, light smoke, and finishes with a bunch of chocolate covered esspresso beans. Creamy mouthfeel, with a slightly bitter roasted malt finish. Really quite nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2364) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This inky black beer pours without any sort of head. It has rich chocolate, warming raspberry, sherry and vanilla flavours with leather and oak on the creamy, lightly smoked finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westchesterco (985) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head the aroma is sweet chocolare the taste is of liqour and lingers withba mocha taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (3354) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of licorice and chocolate. Flavors of cocoa and tobacco. Smoky finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2280) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
Good Russian imperial stout, but somehow I expected more from it. Good beer, but not brilliant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4315) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
Marble Arch, Manchester 27 Jan 13. Svart. Lavt, litt farget skum med litt lacing. Søt & god sherryaroma med hint av lakris. Smaken balansert. Litt svisker. Kaffe. Sjokolade. Lakris. Litt tørr syrlig ettersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle to glass. Black pour with a strong staying thick khaki head. Nose is sweet raisins, dark chocolate, fudge. taste is dark chocolate fudge, sweet fruits, a bit boozy. A lot of carbonation in here. Long sweet finish. A little thin bodied, but it’s good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6171) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
750, corked and baled. Pours black with a dense and creamy dark tan head. rich sweet chocolate nose with mild notes of dark pitted tree fruit in the background. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Chocolate, cocoa, coffee, and plum mid palate. Long dark roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (2026) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of malt, slight chocolate and roast. Taste is malty, bitter, roasty. Kinda one dimensional. Not too exciting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Drunk this now many time, bottles at home and on cask at The Vintage, Leith. This is a fantastic beer. Subtle and balanced. Subtle in this way is not a bad thing. The chocolate, coffee, caramel, tobacco, apple, liquorice and toffee flavours and i’m guessing many other flavours are all subtle and balanced. This is a top notch beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3298) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2013
750 ml bottle purchased at Oliver’s Beverage Center, Albany. Label reads best before 4/28/2013. Pitch black color with thin tan head. Nose is roasted malts, licorice and ash. Flavor is big English malts with deep roast, burnt day old coffee and a touch what tastes like smoked malt. Even with it a touch past it’s prime, still real decent.

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