I had a few beers from Marble - Manchester earlier in the year. I was impressed, so I was looking forward to trying a few more.
Dobber is a 5.9% pale ale. I reckon they are going for the American pale ale style here as grapefruit and pine dominate. A bitter orange pith and caramel are the backbone of this beer however, giving it a slightly British feel. That said, the orange could be from Amarillo hops? I'm not sure what hops they use but I suspect pacific north west hops like cascade.
Tawny No5 on the other hand is a dark brown/red beer with oodles of fizz. It's slightly weaker at 5.7% but again the use of American hops dominate the beer. There is a sour hint on the nose alongside the grapefruit and pine and this comes through somewhat when you taste it, however it really is a rather bitter, American style pale ale with a spicy finish. It's rather nice but I was expecting a better malt profile from the colour.
Two very good beers here but I found something lacking, I can't put my finger on what that is but I think I just expected more. That said, I enjoyed them both immensely and would certainly have no hesitation in drinking them again.
They still have not sorted out their website though. Contact details and a new image of a topless woman with a tattoo on her back and the marble logo. This is to advertise a calendar and unfortunately clicking the link results in a far less flattering image of almost naked brewers.