dynamiteninja (1679) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned. Deep amber body. Short lived off white head. Candied fruit, wood, alcohol, acetone, cherries. Bittersweet with a sour finish.
Pudding (204) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear copper brown. Head reduces. Negligible aroma. Taste: sweetness, malt, alcohol. Palate: quite syrupy. Overall: Disappointing. Little hop flavour. Hops have changed since the 7.2% version, which I liked.
Outlaw_Si (16) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colour, medium body, medium-light carbonation. Complex dried fruits, malt base with refreshing hoppiness. Well balanced, warming but not hot. Bitter hop finish to the up-front caramel. Easy drinking for a strong ale. Very pleasant.
Hanoi (609) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nose is short; yeast, caramel, slight lactose. Taste is brown sugar, caramel, nut, leading to a too-sweet note (banana milkshake?) in the soft cream finish. Moutfeel is good.
I canít get past the really odd banana note in the finish, itís very off putting.
Mr_Pink_152 (1918) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Asda. Deep nut brown colour with a small beige head. Nutty, malty aroma with caramel. Medium-bodied. Nutty, taste with caramel, and a spicy bitter aftertaste.
gegwilson (2104) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from B&M. Rich copper colour with a quickly fading cream frothy head. Plenty of flavour to this - Spicy with apple, cinamon, pear drop, liquorice. Feels quite boozy, but in a way that is warming and enjoyable and it remains quite quaffable. A decent beer.
ManVsBeer (5835) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Copper-amber, no head. Very sweet in aroma and taste with some bitterness. Relatively strong tasting.
SamTheBarrel (624) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 500ml brown bottle, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is clear mahogany with a medium sized beige head, that reduced fast leaving no lacing. Aroma of rye sourdough bread and caramel. Flavour of rye sourdough bread, caramel and orange peels. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium-full bodied, slightly oily texture and average carbonation.
johndoughty (4278) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark bronze appearance with a small head. Excellent malty flavour and a full flavour. Cannot believe that I am giving this score to a beer from the Marstons empire. Very rarely I say this about a beer they produce but it is certainly worth checking out.
pikeysdoggy (20) - - JUN 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from B&M.
Aroma: Fruity (Apple), Caramel, Alcohol
Appearance: Pours amber with a creamy head. Head dissipates quickly. Carbonation in evidence.
Taste: Malty, Spiced Apple, Caramel and Alcohol.
Palate: Medium body, Sticky and fizzy, with a bitter finish.
Overall: Meh. Strong but ultimately unsatisfying.
Bottle # 2160603