tombyars (1769) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Tasted this at the GRAF in the Briggait, Glasgow on the 24th June 2016. Cask, handpump dispense. Pours a black mahogany with a thin buff head. Malty aroma with notes of dark chocolate. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt complex gives a chocolate sponge base leading to a sweet treacle, milky coffee and grain notes. There is a earthy damp flavour to the hop resins imparting a slight bitter bite to the short aftertaste. Finish is malty with drier notes of liquorice, chicory and bournville chocolate coming through in the mouth. This is a decent English Strong Ale which borderlines into Old Ale territory. Well recommended. ianwelby (1525) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Black beer, beige head, bitter chocolate aroma, taste is malty chocolate, a dash of tangy fruit. Slightly watery in the mouth. goozen (4145) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle at Boreft Bier Festival 2010, Bodegraven. Opaque black brew with an dry hoppy taste and hints of chocolate. Ungstrup (38423) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
Cask at Marble Arch Inn, Manchester. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of chocolate as well as lighter notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, roasted malt, and chocolate, as well as lighter notes of cocoa beans and alcohol, leading to a dry, bitter, and roasted finish. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2008
Carton from the 3 judges thanks to Ronnie. Arom is sweeter roasty malt, smokey burnt character, but mainly a small chocolaty sweetness. Taste is similar, with the hops nothing like as dominant as im used to from marble, just bittering. Lacking chocolate and body for me and the bittering hop is slighlty over done.
fonefan (51126) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2008
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate - both milk and dark chocolate, licorice, ginger - peppery. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - smooth, carbonation is flat. ;o)) (020508)
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Reading Beer Festival.downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2007
The cask version of the bottled Chocolate. Not quite so good but it’s still Marble and it’s still well worth a purchase. Black and tan looks. Bitter dark chocolate, roasty malt and dry on the palate. A little thin in the mouth sadly but another quality brew from one of my English favourites.
Cask-conditioned at the Royal Oak, Bath 11/12/07. Near black with a decent tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted notes and prunes. Easy, smooth drinking with a long dry finish. Very good. cgarvieuk (25992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2007
cask Aberdeen Beer festival 07 ... deep black ... little iodine in nose ... decent roast malt some chocolate and again a little iodine.All round fairly solid. dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2007
Cask gravity at Jersey BF 2007. Stout-like in appearance. Roasted coffee in the scent. Dry finish with a sticky aftertaste. In the mouth, lots of roasted aromas, dark chocolate and some coffee. Bitter and lightly carbonated. Good.