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Marble Special 2009

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
94
style
Formerly brewed at Marble
Style: Barley Wine
Manchester, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled; Special.
Note: This is different from the 2010 (Utility) Special, which is an IPA.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
Hazy amber with a tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with malty, plenty of hops, fruity and caramel notes. Hoppy flavour with pine, grapefruits, toasted malt and caramel notes. Finished dry and bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
planky84 (1878) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2010
75cl bottle from Beer Merchants. An absolute bugger to get open due to the wax seal around the cork, there’s obviously an art to prising it off without some sort of cut finger mishap! Tried to contain this beast but the sediment still burst forth out of the bottle and into my glass. Cloudy brown pour with no head. Aromas of ripe plums, raisins, gooseberries, damsons. Very nice. Flavours of treacle toffee, malts, nuts, barley sugars. Reminds me of Stone’s ’Double Bastard’ brew but with slightly more balls. Extremely vinous stuff. Fierce alcohol burn. Improves with every sip. Noble brew, it demands respect.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3189) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
750 ml bottle, 2009. Cloudy brown with a lacy haze. Nose is caramel, honey and melon. Sticky medium light with a mild tingle. Taste is caramel, honeydew, apple and grapefruit pith. Bitter grassy finish with a touch of pepper heat. Nice complex sweetness with just enough hopping to soften.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28463) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Tasted blind. Bottled. A black beer with some sediment floating around under a bubbly off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of hops, citrus, and grass. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, carmamel, citrus, and grass as well as lighter notes of alcohol and spices, leading to a dry bitter and nicely hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2010
Cask Stillage at Edgeley Park, Stockport 04/06/2010 Big hop aroma. Bronze amber coloured hoppy fruity sweet on the palate and very strong in alcohol with a hint of bitterness in a lasting malt finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle. Good caramelly hop aroma, but also with some Nelson Sauvin-type notes. Cloudy dark amber colour. Very small frothy white head. The flavour is Sweet, caramelly, alcoholic. Very good. 848417

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Blindtasting. Very cloudy amber with a rough off-white head. Fresh, citrusy nose. Medium body, sweet fruit and loads of citrusy hops. Quite heavy on the alcohol all through the finish. 060510

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (9657) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
Bottled. Tasted as blind # 20 @ yesprs. Amber coloured. Full of floaties. Fluffy beige head. ARoma is sweet, fruity, has flowers, caramel and spice. Flavour of caramel, spice, flowers, alcohol and sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Sweetish alcohol in the end. Well balanced. NIce.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (19671) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2010
Bottle # 20 at yesprs blindtasting. Cloudy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops and grass with notes of butterscotsch. Sweet flavour of caramel, hops, grass, cookies and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and hops fruity. Sweet and roasted malty flavoured with a distinct peachy hops fruity note. Nice fruity to the caramelish malt. Bitter and dry into the far finish with crisp fruity note.


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