Abbey Darkness
Marble Brewery

Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Strong Ale - Belgian Dark
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 7.4%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
From:
Marble Brewery
 
New Mexico, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  0
SCORE
n/a
-
Notes:
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of amcmaho1
amcmaho1 from New Mexico

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled 5/9/12
poured in Cigar City Snifter

Appearance: Very dark crimson/blood color. Very deep, and not very translucent. Small off-white head with some sticky lacing.

Smell: Definite alcohol phenols, some vinous notes, lots of dark fruits (I get some raisin and plum), and black licorice.

Taste: Wow, lots of alcohol initially. I get lots of the dark fruit and licorice that was on the nose, along with some noticeable yeast flavor (which works very nicely). Very low hoppiness, and the malt seems to finish kind of "bready," which seems to be on par for the style. Nothing terribly exciting here.

Mouthfeel: Comfortable mouthfeel, very smooth and easy drinking. Carbonation isn't too strong, and it's definitely keeping the beer from seeming syrupy or thick.

Overall: A noble attempt at a classic BSDA. It's a style I'm not particularly wowed by, but I feel like this was a solid execution. I'm happy to see Marble move farther into new styles. As much as I like the idea behind the BSDA, I'd so much prefer a Berliner Weisse or Oud Bruin...just sayin'

May 10, 2012
Photo of tjsdomer2
tjsdomer2 from Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apperance: Looks surprisingly like red wine. I expected more of a brown color.

Smell: Strong notes of port wine and licorous. A fairly pungent beer. Slightly medicinal as well.

Taste/Mouthfeel: More port, licorous, and medicinal herbs. There's the presence of a porter or a stout as well. Very enjoyable taste. Clean finish.

Overall: A great beer for wine lovers.

May 05, 2012
Abbey Darkness from Marble Brewery
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 6 ratings