Black Dolphin | Marshall Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
75 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marshall Brewing Company
Oklahoma, United States
marshallbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sneezye on 01-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
22
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of anoldhope
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of KDHall
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of SheaDawg
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Crusher
4.51/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Makebelieve81
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of BierGartenok
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of zerocrane
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Bierlerner
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark, rich, and layers upon layers of different chocolate notes. Some earthiness with hints of roast and coffee. Smoooth booziness from the barrel aging. Medium body with a slight chewiness. I love this beer and cannot get enough of it. It really is one of Marshalls best.

 272 characters

Photo of OUJayhawk1799
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Larry6767
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I don't like russian imperial stouts. This one is different. This one is special. I was extremely shocked by how impressive a beer this was. They knocked this one out the box.

 175 characters

Photo of russpowell
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
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!

 657 characters

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Awesome stuff but definitely needs more age.

44 characters

Photo of MorganSaunders
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Basoos1
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of CRJMellor
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thereal_adam
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of treywinkle
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of capnamerica
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BradleyR
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Charlie_Richardson
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of alex_hart
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Black Dolphin from Marshall Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe