Marble Reserve Ale | Marble Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by vurt on 11-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
153
Reviews:
48
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
8.76%
 
 
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46
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23
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Ratings: 153 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a ruddy brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving a light foamy trickling lacing. The smell had a deep caramel maltiness combining with a decent boozy vanilla and offering a delicate chocolate and coffee. The taste had a deep sweet boozy hotness allowing the chocolate, coffee and vanilla to combine and intermingle with the booze. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation was good for the style as it was fairly harsh but not too much. Light boozy vanilla rolls over my tongue to the finish. Overall, wow, what a really nice offering!

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Photo of Bum4ever
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tgates
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mflamar
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of denver10
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours caramel brown with a slight khaki head. Aroma is sweet with a touch of roast; bourbon, vanilla from the oak, toffee, dark pitted fruit, bread, leather. Flavor follows suit but with a bitter earthy and herbal finish. A thinner medium body. Overall, good beer.

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Photo of larryi86
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thank you gatheredwaters for this
22 oz bottle, dated 9/3/14, poured into a snifter

A- A clear deep red/brown with a two finger off white head.

S- Bourbon, toffee, caramel, some dark fruits, faint vanilla, oak, hints of earthy/piney hops.

T- Caramel, toffee, dark fruits oak, some bourbon, char, earthy/wet grass hops.

M- Medium body.

O- A decent bourbon barrel beer, could be balanced better. Smelled great up taste didn't follow up that while. Remind me of a barelywine.

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Photo of BMart
3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zonian1
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbuzz
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duffman14
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark fruit, caramel, sweet vanilla, oak, bourbon. Incredibly smooth.

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Photo of emyers
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours dark amber with a very thin off-white head.

Smell: Oak, toffee, vanilla, bourbon. Bourbon is fairly muted compared to many BBA barleywines out there, but definitely present and there is quite a bit going on with the base. Balanced and fairly complex overall.

Taste: Tons of caramel malt with bourbon and oak bringing up the rear. Bourbon is more prominent here than in the aroma, but ultimately the caramel malt really takes over, making this pretty sweet. Good, but could use some more hops or barrel character to balance out the malt a bit.

Mouthfeel: Full=bodied, medium carbonation. A little sticky given all of the caramel malt,

Overall: Solid offering, if a bit unbalanced.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of parris
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of miggs3030
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of russpowell
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent orange/ chestnut with a pinky of tan head. Stays effervescent, great lacing & above average head retention

S: Brandy, leafy hops, dark fruit

T: Plummy, figgy, dry & a touch boozey up front, some leafy hops. Slight sourmash notes combine, raisins & figs as this warms. Finishes dry with woody & herbal hops, with figgyness & just a whisper of apple crumble

MF: Medium bodied, light carbonation, skews fruity, thins out a touch as this warms

Booze & ABV are well hidden, a nice offering, not mind blowing

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Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of toothirsty
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben7773
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PretzelCity
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours cola brown with a thin head that drizzles strands and leaves a Rohrschach pattern of lace about an inch above the liquid line

Smell: Caramel, fig, raisins and hazelnuts; Bourbon, oak and vanilla, also

Taste: Caramel, vanilla and Bourbon tones, up front, with the fig, raisin and hazelnut flavors developing mid-palate; somewhat surprising bitterness in the finish, though the oak and sweeter tones linger

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: But for the mouthfeel, this Strong Ale verges on Barleywine territory; an excellent beer from a brewery that deserves to be better known on a national scale

Thanks, sunkistxsudafed, for the opportunity

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Marble Reserve Ale from Marble Brewery
4.11 out of 5 based on 153 ratings.
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