Hanoi (577) - 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 can’t get past the really odd banana note in the finish, it’s very off putting.
Mr_Pink_152 (1690) - 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 (1880) - 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 (5494) - 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 (590) - 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 (4217) - 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
Beerhunter111 (10075) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, würzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, würzig, Karamell, nussig, alkoholisch.
edsspoon (729) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a small off-white head which quickly fades to a ring. Aroma of some malt, caramel and fruit with some hints of cereal and spice. Taste of dark fruit, sourness, malt and treacle. Quite sweet with a light bitterness.
Martin243 (861) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle served cellar cool in a 1/2 glass for topping up. Honey brown with a white head. Fruity and vinous aroma. Raisins, cough candy, and Gewürztraminer flavours. Medium bodied, slightly oily mouthfeel, little hint of the high alcohol content. Gentle fruity finish.