harrisoni (12660) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask gravity at Reading BF 08. Slightly hoppy aroma. Black colour with dark brown edges. Intense malt aroma. That is a good stout. Good grainy choc and a lot of grapefruit hop. Just a great aroma. Intense flavours. Amazing and quite possibly my beer of the festival.
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Euston Tap. Dark brown pour with a dense, creamy beige head. Lots of citrusy hops on the nose with some ashy, roasty malts. Medium sweet, some juicy, resinous bitterness, light burnt wood, mild tobacco. Medium bodied with good, on-the-money average carbonation. A bit of sticky hops to finish, piney, good bit of roast and charred wood. Fantastic.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at The Stagg’s Beer Festival, 2011. Pours a dark brown colour with a fair tan head. Aroma of roasty malt and hops. Similar flavours. Mild carbonation and the mouth-feel is a little oily. Very nice!
asheft (2443) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[cask @ RBESG 2009]
Nice and roasty aroma with plenty of floral and herbal hops. Opaque black under an eternal, light brown fleece blanket. Roasted barley vanilla and burnt flavour with some detectable hops. Sour and with black malt bitterness and a hazelnut note. Medium body, moderate carbonation, dark malt bitter finish.
FatPhil (8595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Fest2013)
Beautifully soft chocolatey aroma. Almost black, ruby glints, loose tan head. Much richer burnt body. Not ashy though. Full, but also very drinkable, body. Finish leaves you with a lovely mellow burnt roast - nice one!
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep reddish brown with a frothy off white head. Aroma of roast malt and toffee malt. Medium body, flavour of dark chocolate, coffee and burnt malt.
KnutAlbert (5758) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Pig’s Ear BF
Quite mild, but the smokiness sets in to make a fine complex flavour. Nice beer for sipping, long smoky aftertaste.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Pigs Ear.
Black as night with a slight beige rim of bubbles. Black malt aroma and plenty of rubbery car tyre notes. Straight down the line stout with everything you would expect but it’s very very good. Complex, balnced bitterness and all round lovely. The best Marble I have had by some margin.
cgarvieuk (13176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 Cask at Manchester winter ale fetival 2009... Deep black ... nice rich roast malts ... quite a lot of coffee in nose ...again coffee and roast malt ... medium bitterness that builds.
cask at 57 thomas street ... deep black ... thin bubbly tan head ... big soft milky chocolate nose .... soft chocolate ... light coffee ... dark roast 3.8
thewolf (10781) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Fat Cat, Sheffield.
Pours a nice, dark ruby red to black. Small, staying, frothy, beige head. Super aroma, dark chocolate, roasted malts, soft caramel and light liqourice. Low carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is roasted, very dry, dark chocolate and English liqourice. Long, lingering roasted aftertaste. Nice.