Cholo Stout
Marble Brewery

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Style:
Stout - American
Ranked #548
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
86
Ranked #24,959
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 7.55%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
31
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Marble Brewery
 
New Mexico, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
  5
SCORE
86
Very Good
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eppCOS from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - Looks like a stout, but...
S - gives it away that it's not a traditional stout - maybe oilier, hoppier than roasty
T - a little thin, which doesn't detract but definitely makes it more of a black ale. Interesting.
F - good carb, a little thin on palate, but with a good finish that is reminiscent of a Scottish black ale I had recently.
O - a good, but not great, beer from Marble. I'd call it a "Malpais Light" for the Albuquerque scene.

Dec 30, 2019
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arizcards from Arizona

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead 8-12-19 for $2.99. Best by 8-24-19; consumed 10-15-19. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured black as night with a large tan head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose has some hints of licorice and chocolate.

Taste is medium roasted malts that emit chocolate and some northwest hops to give the finish a nice bite, bitterness is 6/10 on my scale (very bitter for the style).

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and kind of smooth.

Overall a pretty nice stout. Would love to try a fresher version to see if it is better.

Oct 15, 2019
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beergoot from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ebony black body crowned with a thick and frothy light tan head; spidery fingers of lacing along the glass. Light aroma; a bit malty, a touch of charred grain. Intense flavor, combining elements of dark, sweet malt grains with a spicy, hoppy bitterness; cocoa; very faint suggestion of milk chocolate. Heavy body, but barely; light sense of residual sugar; relatively sweet overall but with some alcohol smoothness.

This is a distinctive and rather unique stout. I have to agree with @StonedTrippin that this stout leans more towards a black IPA (or Cascadian dark ale, if you will). The beer has some classic stout richness and flavors but has a mouthfeel and the spicy hop taste of a dark IPA. But these are style descriptions that don't detract from the overall appeal of this beer. It's tasty and definitely worth a try if dark ales draw you in.

Sep 21, 2019
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elNopalero from Texas

4.44/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the can a toasty black with an inch thick cap of cocoa colored foam. Looks lovely. Nice roasty aroma, with some dark roast coffee and dark chocolate notes. The bitterness gives it a sharp definition, with a drying finish. This was good.

Jun 21, 2019
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thick dark black beer with a tan thick and creamy head. Good lacing. Great hoppy aroma. Nice chocolate, coffee and heavy roasted malt. Thick and creamy. Overall very tasty beer. On draft at Harry’s Tinaja, Alpine, TX.

Mar 18, 2019
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter, black color. Small tan head with a tiny bit of lace.
Roasted malt aroma with some pine resin.
Chocolate taste up front, leading to a pine finish.
Medium-bodied.
Interesting beer. Different.

Oct 09, 2018
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from ABV.

Black with a thin brown head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is a blend of heavily roasted malt with chocolate and coffee, along with a noticeable pine hop note. The palate opens with a pleasant bitterness, rather roasty with a blend of unsweetened cocoa and black coffee. This is followed by a noticeable pine hop note, mildly oily, that amplifies the roasted malt character. Drying, hoppy, bitter and mildly resiny on the finish, this beer is medium-light in body and softly carbonated. The low carbonation lends a pleasant heft to the palate. Solid.

Sep 04, 2018
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BucannonXC5 from California

4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear 14.75-oz. porter/stout tulip
From: Trader Joe’s in ABQ Uptown (Albuquerque), N.M.
Price: $2.25
Purchased: May 4, 2018
Consumed: May 26, 2018
Reviewed as: American Stout
Misc.: Best by Aug. 12, 2018

Picked this up on a recent work trip to Albuquerque. Probably spent way too much money at a Trader Joe’s and at Jubilation Wine & Spirits. Generally had really enjoyed Marble brews and was expecting the same here. Can description read, “Yo, this stout is legit bro! It cruises low with a dark blend of roasted malts and bounces high with a pop of bright Pacific Northwest hops.” Also saw on the can that it was a 2017 GABF gold medal winner in the American Stout category. Nice.

Poured a black color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy khaki tan head. Some slow moving bubbles creeping up along the sides of the glass. Excellent uneven foamy lacing. World-class foamy retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled closer than a black IPA than a stout initially. Specifically got chocolate syrup, dark chocolate, pine, dark fruit, toasted grain and roasted barley. For hops would lean toward Chinook, Cascade and Centennial. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted similar to the nose, reminding me more of a black IPA. Got woody pine, bitter dark chocolate, Chinook, dry Centennial, dark chocolate syrup, dark fruit, roasted barley and toasted grain. (Taste - 4.00)

Full body. Sticky-to-slick texture. Average carbonation. Roasty finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Just a solid stout, even if I think it would also be labeled a black IPA. (Overall - 4.00)

4.06 | 91 | A-

Jun 15, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

an interesting stout here, flirting with the black ipa category, this is way hoppier than most beers in this style, but it still hti the deep roasted grain and full bodied aspects of a classic stout. its well made like all the marble stuff, but strikes a weird balance that i dont totally love, despite this being objectively good ale. its near pitch black, not overly lively from the tap, with a big resinous nose thats weed-esque, oily, and piney, its almost more hop driven than grain driven in the nose, although i get a bitter black drip coffee component here. in the flavor i get a quick flash of port wine, the zesty citrus aspect of the hops come early, and then the roast, charred but not smoked on the grain side, good bitterness all the way though, but also a surprising freshness for the style because of the hops, an unexpected element that ends up really defining this one for me. a weird mix of flavors but it tastes good once i warm up to it a little bit. not my favorite beer i had in here, but a pretty interesting one! black ipa meets sturdy stout.

Jan 16, 2018
Cholo Stout from Marble Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 31 ratings