Marble Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Imperial Stout, brewed with a blend of dark-roasted and caramel malts, spent an entire year aging in reserve bourbon barrels, picking up notes of molasses and anise along the way. This is a dark, exotic cousin of our famous Marble Reserve Ale. Perfect for immediate enjoyment or cellared for a special occasion. We think you will agree that this is one rock solid beer. Next time you are in the neighborhood stop by our brewery and tasting room - tip a pint and say hello to our brewers, Ted and Daniel.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (14015) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle shared at Freetail. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is smoke, roast, bourbon, wood. Medium body, roast, caramel, bourbon, oak, nice booze finish, very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (11163) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle, thanks for sharing! Pours black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a vanilla bourbon note up front with some sweet dark grains and roasted malts supporting. Flavor has some thin dark grains with roasted malts and a bit of bourbon towards the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (7354) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 27, 2015
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. nose is great roast malts vanilla brown sugar plenty of the bourbon barrel goodness and some booze. taste is more of the bourbon barrel notes vanilla brown sugar some coffee and plenty roast malts. This is very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (10201) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bomber. Super dark pour. Some vanilla and wood. Somewhat rich. Maybe a little under carbonated. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (12699) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
On tap at In De Wildeman. Pours near black with a big beige head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, bourbon, milk chocolate, molasses, fudge, light soy and toffee. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Birrananda (41) - - MAY 7, 2015
Captivating aroma of barrel aged, sour head so delicate. Roasted caramel. More a barley wine than stout. Very rich bourbon truffle aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (6546) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2015
Bomber: Shared with Joes and Iluvatarmilan in tasters: Fresh as in "I just opened the bottle" the bourbon ridiculously drives this beer insane in a unbalanced way. After a day, I had a complete different beer, full oatmeal with some thick dark chocolate tones and malts/malt roast/chocomalt tones. Bit spicy but very nice. Bourbon has faded very very much! Aftertaste is quite the same, but becoming less stronger than in the actual taste. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, fuller bodied. Fresh: 3.8 Old: 4.1 Overall: 4

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersighted (134) - - FEB 12, 2014
Marble Brewery Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - 11% abv. This jet black, viscous imperial stout has a distinct aroma of rye from bourbon barrel aging. The first sip is intensely sweet and memorable. I was taken aback by the distinct flavor that this beast unleashed on my palate. As he warmed up, its sweetness mellowed out leaving a relatively easy drinking anise flavored snifter of love.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (698) - Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
On draft at Flannys. Typical heavy roasty aroma with coffee, burnt toast, molasses, slight bourbon and dank oak, dark chocolate, and some anise. Pitch black in color with a thin, dark khaki head. Lovely taste of dry roasted barley, bakers chocolate mixed with powdered cocoa, vanilla beans, oak, mellow bourbon, and a hint of raisin and marshmallow. A solid barrel-aged stout.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3580) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle via trade, thanks to Trukpro. Very dark brown pour with a finger of thick, creamy brown head. Retention of a thick ring throughout and great lacing. Immediately I am impressed by the nose of this brew. Full and rich, but very sweet. Toasted brown sugar, molasses, toffee sweet, but not overtly sweet. Light barrel notes, anise, and modest roast. The complexities drop off in the taste; toffee, toasted malt, vanilla, and dark pitted fruits. Smooth and silky, but sweet. At least its not cloying, but I cant get past sweet as a descriptor. The anise comes through more as it warms. Solid beer overall, nose is outstanding.


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