Thursday, 1 March 2012

REVIEW #54: Stouter Port Stout (Marble Brewery)

Pours deep black with a faint hint of ruby red. It has an orangey tan head that persists well. There's a Turkish delight thing going on in the aroma along with a medicinal menthol note; fairly unique. A thin, slippery mouthfeel was the first thing I noticed upon drinking. However there's plenty of toasted grain notes up front and quite a sharp pine/aromatic hop hit too... a lingering charcoal, fruity (damson or port) and bitter hop finish. This beer is a little eccentric but I think it would be a grower (luckily I have half a 75cl bottle left in the fridge!). Nb. The added port became increasingly noticeable the more I drank and lends a phenol & dark fruit aftertaste which is a nice touch.

Marble Brewery is a secretive little brewery but is currently making waves on the UK craft beer scene. It doesn't have a proper website, rather a photo of naked men standing outside a brewery! It seems to be based at 2 sites; one at the Marble Arch (brew)pub and another elsewhere in Manchester. Stouter Port Stout is a twist on their regularly brewed Stouter Stout. The brewery also do a Christmas special called Vuur & Vlaam in conjunction with Menno Oliver's Brouwerij de Molen in the Netherlands. That's one I really need to check out!
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  • HOPS: ?
  • IBU: ?
  • ABV: 5.1%`

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