Imperial Stout | Marble Brewery

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3.94/5
Very Good
37 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marble Brewery
New Mexico, United States
marblebrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Lovely85 on 12-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,253
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
37
pDev:
10.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I guess BA decided to switch the pictures to make their BA and non BA imperial stout a game of guesswork as to which is which? And then it seems the labeling itself from Marble leads to questions about whether it is a bourbon barrel, a virgin oak barrel or no barrel whatsoever

Pours black and slightly dark brown, more dark brown head on the top 1/3". Aroma of roasted malt and licorice.

Taste is a big and boozy imperial stout, clocking in around 70 ibu I would guess. Nothing in the way of barrel effect going on. Tiny bit of complimentary leather and dark fruit. Chewy and plenty of alcohol to it. A sipping experience, I'd say split this a few ways or it becomes kind of a chore to finish even though it does nothing wrong outside of the labeling experience in confusion. If you're a fan of bitter chocolate malt this might be your jam.

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Photo of kingjohnh
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of phizill
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to my NM Brother @hophound for this burnished beauty.

Pours a deep mahogany hue. Vigorous pour conjures 2 fingers of nicely packed khaki foam. Very little lacing.
Smells deep and complex. There’s a lot going on here. Slightly warm and boozy. Rich burnt caramel, smoky rye barrel, wood char, nuanced cocoa, and slight espresso roast.
Flavor brings even more. Wow, this seems barrel aged. Starts with a warming welcome of heat coupled with a meaty & peaty roast. Some bitter chocolate shines through and then retreats to leather, oak, ever so gentle dry tobacco, and a coffee roast in the finish.
Mouthfeel is chewy enough for this old bastard. A nice meaty Impy Stout.
Overall, this reminds me of more of the RIS’s I’ve had years ago, before all the barrel aging (which I do love) became the fashion. It has that peaty taste that rarely shows up in the current Impy Stout offerings from most brewers. A solid offering from the Land of Enchantment. 4 4.25 4.25 4.0 4.25

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle aged close to a year. States "aged in oak barrels". Has coffee and vanilla flavors too it. Fairly decent stout. Curious about bourbon barrel version. No barrel aged flavors come through, though it is a heavier flavored stout. Glad to try. Not a whale of any sort, but enjoyable for sure.

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Photo of stevoj
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from brewery. Average pour and normal RIS aromas lead into a big roast grain taste, sharp bit at the finish. Nice blend of roast grains, burnt toast with hints of chocolate. Smooth and light bodied, but tasty, and fulfilling.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber. Pours pitch black, two finger head, rings if lace down the sipping side. Dark chocolate and vanilla aroma, mild bourbon. Deep dark bitter chocolate flavor, lingering bitterness. Very mild bourbon presence. Chewy mouthfeel. Nice tasting bitter chocolate stout.

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Photo of JustinPStewart
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drewone
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Underrated - drinking one aged by 2 or so years -excellent!

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Photo of dmandrick
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RBuckley73
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fireslayer
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown, nearly black body. Opaque, thick, foreboding. One finger offwhite head, no retention time, thin collar, no lacing.

S- Vanilla, oak. When I smelled this, I was a bit flummoxed. I still am, because this screams bourbon barrel aging of some kind, even if it is only partially barrel-aged. Roasted malt, a little bit of cocoa and espresso rounds it out. Nice complexity, very forward nose.

F- If I had any doubts that there was any kind of bourbon barrel aging in this beer, tasting it makes it a lot harder for me to keep these doubts. Oak, vanilla, mild smoke, nice cocoa, dark chocolate, dollop of espresso, a bit of booze. Not sure where some of these flavours are coming from if this is a straight imperial stout, as it is described on the taplist. So, I'll have to assume that I'm crazy and my palate is wrong. But it's good.

M- Medium-thinner bodied, lower in carbonation, a bit sticky but otherwise silky smooth. Oaky with a bit of burn on the aftertaste.

O- Decent imperial stout. Not one of the best, but it's certainly interesting and not terrible. I would have liked a little bit of body and less ABV, but going in and assuming that this is a straight non-BA imperial stout did lower expectations a bit.

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Photo of bb-magic
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevindp9
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jamato14
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PretzelCity
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MLDucky
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Imperial Stout from Marble Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 37 ratings