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Marble Barley Wine

Formerly brewed at Marble
Style: Barley Wine
Manchester, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
Cask (Borefts Beer Festival 2011) and bottle conditioned; Special.
Note: It has been necessary to include "(UK)" in the name to avoid confusion with a beer of the same name from Marble Brewery in New Mexico.

Balazs' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, - OCT 13, 2011
Draught @ Borefts 2011. Amber color with a tan, lacing head. Caramel, white grapes, apple, alcohol and hops in the aroma. Dense body with high carbonation. Sweet taste, with plenty of hoppy bitterness. Strong brew. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokitje (163) - - JUL 26, 2015
smell very fruity looks very light for the style taste fruit light red wine though not much doesn’t taste malt hint like a barley. wine to me though it a good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (6534) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2015
750ml bottle. Cloudy, dark amber colour with late awakening, small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Sweet-ish toffee malty aroma, hints of candied fruit, raisin, alcoholic pall. Taste is initially dry, papery, malty, later bitter hoppy, remnants of some surviving citrusy hop, still slightly papery caramel malty basis with toffee touch. Exactly of that "instant headache" Barley Wine-type I don’t like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Bottle at home. Murky orange brown with no head. Doesn’t look great, smells good. Cake, marzipan, sweet malts. Flavour has some citrus hops, more cakey battenburg, touch of fruit, palate is a little thick and syrupy. Nice enough but no wow factor in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Old review from January 25th 2013. Deep mahogany brown with a off-white, non-lacy, disappearing, medium, head. Smells of deep caramel malt, earthy hops, dark fruits, toasted malt, and light citrus orange. Nice sweetness. Medium to full oily body with no carbonation. Sweet full caramel malty and dark fruity taste with a syrup nutty middle and some alcohol lingering in the background. Finishes with fruit and banana. Delicious, solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
0.75l corked bottle from myberwerytap. It’s really cloudy this, dark deep honey colored and the bubbles in the beer sticks to the glass. It also has a small islandy yellow-ish and sidesticking head. Lovely caramel and sweet on the nose this! It somehow after being stored for the better part of two years in my kitchen smell hoppy. There is also a really round and deep oxidized tone all over this. Lots of lovely aroma. Yeah, the oxidation continues in the taste alright. Lots of nuts, bright caramel, some alcohol and a whole bunch of cortex like wood syrup. It’s just below average on the carbonation level and it’s giving me a really gliding oily mouthfeel. In the finish there are lots of ripe fruits, like banana, that sweet orange exotic thing I never remember the name of and overdue sweet honey melon. Enjoying this one. 05.04.2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
19th December 2011
Very hazy dark amber beer, residual off white head. Smooth palate with just a hint of carbonation. Pretty sweet malt compensated by loads of fresh piney hop with a trace of mint and a whisper of citrus. Semi dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear reddish brown color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit, earthy and small caramel malt aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a complex solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
750 c&c shared by Marcus. Pours hazy orange amber. Aroma is more fruit than brown sugar. Med body. Flavor is light brown sugar with some soft fruity aspects. Heat is noticeable in the gullet. Develops something akin to maple with time. As the sugar finally leaves, it goes towards bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle from Star Grocery. Pours reddish brown with no head and a fruity aroma. There is a thick treacle flavor with lots of frruit and a bitter maple finish, if that is possible. It’s kind of a strange flavor in that it starts syrupy sweet, then turns bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3862) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Last bottle sample of the night at Big Beers and Barley Wines...my notes reflect the late time of the evening. Fairly classic British BW. Sweet without being cloying and also a little hop bite.

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