This was another large Marble bottle that I’ve had hanging around for a while. I should really have drank it last year when I bought it, but with all the Advent Beer, I never really got a chance.
The bottle opened with a very, very loud pfzzt and since it poured a muddy, cloudy brownish colour, there may have been some sediment kicked up. It was topped by a nice fluffy white head, that didn’t last too long before dropping to a patchy covering.
The nose was perplexing, I don’t know if it was just me, but it was very subtle and fleeting. One instant it was there, but before I could pin it down it was off. Maybe I really should have drunk it sooner…
Taste wise, it was OK. The mouth feel was nice, with a solid malt backbone. The bitterness was quite quick to asert itself and rolled through the mouth nicely. I thought the after taste was a bit muddled thought, but again, this may have been due to kicked up sediment.
Over all, I was a touch disapointed, I was just expecting more. I wish I had another bottle, so I could try it again, this time with a clean pour.