overall
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79
style
Brewed by Marble
Style: Porter
Manchester, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle Conditioned, Regular;

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2660) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle. Black in colour, Reddish against light. Very Malty; lots of bitter dark chocolate, roast malts, espresso coffee, caramel. Fruity; hint of dried fruits. Hoppy; grassy and earthy hops. Bitter chocolate malty throughout. Dry malty finish. Very drinkable. Nice Porter! (2010-02)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (1172) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Cask at CBC Islington. Light porter, nice chocolate note. Not too bitter, not too sweet. Slight nuttiness. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1495) - SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2017
500ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer, Glasgow:
This is a beer that I would describe as being a somewhat average offering from the Marble Arch brewery, the beer started fine with some solid malts & plenty of chocolate as promised but there wasnt too much complexity to it & other than some coffee bitterness & the odd background fruit, there wasnt a whole lot else going on which had me losing interest nearer the end. Its definitely not a beer that Id op for over their Lagonda IPA that I tried last but it still remained a drinkable offering, Im just not sure its worth its place in the updated 1001 beers list really.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (1601) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Great chocolate and coffee aroma, nice initial chocolate flavour, but then it all thins out , both in taste and mouthfeel

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2016
Cask @The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Pours black with a beige head. Nose is big chocolate and some liquorice with some toffee sweetness as well. Taste is along the same lines with some coffee in there as well, my only fault with the beer is that its a bit thin. [Rating Backlog:Aug/Sept 2016]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoTheO (157) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2016
Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Deep brown with a thin light brown head. Aroma of sweet dark fruits and chocolate. Taste is initially intense with milk chocolate but after a while malty sweetness arrives. Sweet, but in a controlled way.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2016
On cask at hanging bat. Pours opaque black with a splash of red. Nose of dark chocolate, malt loaf, burnt toffee. Taste is more cocoa, bitter coffee, full bodied, chewy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2673) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Handpull cask at the Magpie & Crown, Brentford. Slightly translucent purplish black, with a ring of tan head. Sweet milk chocolate and liquorice candy in the aroma. Intense sweet taste dominated by liquorice. Some bittering hop tempers the balance later in the sip but its a bit too sweet for me. Strangely, it feels like theres heavy alcohol in the long finish, which makes it taste stronger than it actually is. I tend not to like these heavily chocolatey porters/stouts, but I do feel that although this is a decent beer all in all, there are balance issues.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3581) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Dark brown with a small tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, chocolate, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice malty / fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1938) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Great bottle design. Brown in colour, ruddy hints in the depths, decent white foam. Very complex and chewy beer, quite some bitter roasty malt character, coffee beans, nuts, hint of herbal hop, some underlying malty sweetness. Drinks very easily for abv.


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