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Black Dolphin - Marshall Brewing Company

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Black Dolphin
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89
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Marshall Brewing Company visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: sneezye on 01-20-2014

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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 7
Photo of brahmar
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MartzMimic
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours from the bottle blackish brown with the slightest chocolate head. The aroma is very subtle, with slight cake-like notes of chocolate, vanilla, and woody bourbon. The chocolate, bourbon and vanilla blend together well. Medium mouth, but not terribly thin. This stout must warm to be appreciated. I applaud Marshall for not allowing the bourbon to overpower the stout. thats the best thing about this beer.

Photo of NooseJustice
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oh cool. An Outlier was detected. Well here's a non-informative review. Get it together, Beeradvocate.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.07/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - poured dark brown. Appears thin on the pour. A thin layer of medium brown head formed and reduced to a ring around the edges of the glass.

S - Not an overly bold nose. Some woody notes from the barrel compliment chocolate and roast aromas.

T - a big wordiness dominates the palate that lingers all the way to the finish and leaves behind an astringent aftertaste. Some lighter roast and chocolate and a hint of vanilla are also present. The woody/barrel presence completely overshadows the base beer, leaving this as a fairly one dimensional beer.

M - too thin. Medium body that falls well shy of the excited mouth feel for the style. Light to moderate carbonation.

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.07/5  rDev +0.7%

Pint for $6 at the fur shop.

Black with no head.

Flavor profile: whiskey, oak, tannins, cigar smoke, and roasted malts. Coffee and a lot of chocolate. Cocoa nibs. Molasses and raisins.

A bit on the thin side, but a smooth stout. Decent carbonation level.

Nothing out of this world, but a really solid stout for the price. Definitely worth a try!

Edit: as this beer warms up, the whiskey flavors are more rounded out and enjoyable.

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Black Dolphin from Marshall Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.