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Brewed by Marble Beers
Style: Imperial Stout
Manchester, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Occasional bottled; now annual canned.
Originally brewed at 8.2% in 2007 (released in 2008) to celebrate the brewery’s 10th anniversary. Brewed from 2009 at 8.7%.
Brewed again in 2017 after 5 year hiatus, now at 10.5%.

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3.7
MiP (16054) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
Cask, 8.2% at Borefts 2011. Fruity and herbal aroma. Almost black colour, seems cloudy. The flavour starts off fruity, turning rather roasted. Good fruity aroma hop, almost teaish. Solid alcohol presence.

3.8
bhensonb (15958) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle 750 c&c shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown/black with a slight transient dark tan head. Aroma is smoky, mildly fruity with mildly oaky, smooth burnt malt. Med body. Flavor is mild fruit, wood, smoke, dark malt. A very laid back IS. Quite nice. Subtle is the word.

3.6
gunnfryd (15474) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is hop, burned, roasted, coffee. Flavour is hop, burned, roasted coffee. The finish is burned. Nice beer.

3.7
DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. Black-colored. Aroma of roasted malt and quite a lot of hops with some citrus notes. Flavor starts a bit sweetish and malty and finishes with a lot of juicy hoppiness. Medium to full-bodied.

4.1
Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Cask at the hanging bat. Pours black, light roasty chocolate, rich, slight liquorice. Tanned way too many of these on my birthday 2 years ago.

3.6
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2010
Cask at Borefts Bier Festival 2010. Black - white head. Burned, sweetness, sulfor, sharpness, berries, licorice, nice light smokey, coffee notes, chocolate, light bitterness. OK.

3.4
kermis (14955) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2011
Draft at BBF 2011. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Aroma of roast malts and coffee. Light flavour with same aspects.

4.1
Christian (13921) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2010 Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is both roast malt and dried fruit, with a hint of wood and smoke. Semi sweet and very roast flavour, with a bunch of hops, and a slightly burnt finish. Very well balanced and drinkable.

Cask at Borefts Beer Festival 2010: Enough dry hopping to make it borderline Black IPA. Also a 4.1 in this delicious version

3.6
bierkoning (13806) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2010
Cask @ BBF 2010. 2009 version. Deep dark brown color. Dried fruit, chocolate in the aroma. Roastflavor with loads of dark chocolate, but also earthy and fruity hops. Long earthy hopbitter finish.

3.9
Rune (13720) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2013
Half pint, as Decadence Imperial Russian Stout 8,4 % abv., poured from cask at the Marble Arch Inn. Cream-like, tan-colured head. Fragile lacing. Devil-black body. Mocha chocolate to the nose. Fine taste character of cocoa, plums, and woody vanilla. Lingering bittersweet finish with warming alcohol. Velvety mouthfeel. Full bodied. Enjoying sipper (Manchester, 27.01.2013).


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