fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpump @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, flowers, grape, orange. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. Very nice. ;o)) (020508)
harrisoni (16724) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask gravity at Reading BF 08. The Marble beers really were a highlight of the festival. Clear dark orange colour with thin beige head. Flowery, earthy grapefruit. That’s an outstanding dry IPA. Fantastic aroma. Not bitter enough on the end maybe, but a stunning beer.
Fin (9214) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Reading Beer Festival 02-05-08 Lovely warm golden pour and with a stunning hoppy nose. Hops then zipping around in the mouth, mmmhhh.. what a great taste tons of flavour, some sweetness and malts sit below and play very much second fiddle to the hops. A super beer although (for me) I think teeters on the edge if there had have been much more of a hoppy bang and flavour it may well have just tipped over and become unbalanced but it skillfully takes things to the max without overdoing it, wonderful!
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Reading Beer Festival, May 2008. Orange/ginger colour. Nice condition. Lovely leafy aromatic hop aroma. Some US-style character. Very nicely balanced - loads of hop but enough toasty malt in the background to prevent it becoming too one-dimensional. Firm but smooth. Exemplary.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Reading Beer Festival.
Awesome amber gold with a thin bubbly head, very good condition and a hop leaf floating in it! Incredible grassy hop aroma full of spruce and pine. Slight petrol notes but in a good way, honestly. Floral and wonderfully aromatic. A shrine to hops. Fanbloodytastic flavour. Huge orangey hops with a lovely earthy malt base. Very slight sweetness. Hardly any bitterness on the finish and only very slightly dry. Makes it really different. Stunning palate. All round gorgeous. Think of a hoppy alcoholic orange juice and you are almost there. It’s better than I have made it sound I promise...
evergreen0199 (2826) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Cask pub and kitchen, Pimlico, London. An amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Smashing hoppy aroma. Tastes hoppy, citrus fruit, grassy, malty. Really easy to drink. Very well balanced IPA from the excellent Marble.