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Black Dolphin - Marshall Brewing Company

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Black Dolphin
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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
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours thick & black with a thumb of mocha colored head. Stellar lacing & slightly above average head retnetion

S: Vanilla, figs, caramel, a little bit of booze & Bourbon notes

T: Follows the nose, some figgy & chicory notes underneath up front, abit of leafy hops as well. Carob, some roasty notes, vanilla, oakyness & a bit more caramel, plus a touch of iron as this warms. Finishes dry/oaky, with a kiss of booze, caramel, vanilla, molasess & figs

MF: Chewy, smooth, subtle carbonation, carbination picks once warm

Drinks easy for the style & ABV, probably the best beer I've had from Marshall, either this or El Cuy Cuy. Marshall, make more of this!

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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.

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S- Powerful, bold RIS aroma. Bourbon, dark fruits, coffee, toffee, and chocolate. I am really liking what this one is bringing to the table.

T- Follows nose. Big sipper here. Bourbon leads the way again, and followed by charred malts, figs, molasses, and some smoky character.

M- Full body, rich, creamy. It's a big beer and it's not afraid to show it.

O- A delicious RIS. One of the better offerings in the state and maybe my new favorite from Marshall.

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Black Dolphin from Marshall Brewing Company
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