SamTheBarrel (681) - 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 (4531) - 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 (11590) - 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 (788) - 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 (921) - 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.
Tukkis (13) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bubbly and a bit foamy. Clear, oaky color. Leathery aroma. Sour but not bitter taste, not sweet, slightly salty. Palate remains pleasing, with medium body and lively carbonation.
freiksenet (93) - - JAN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Dar brown, transparent, small white head. S: Cidery, caramel malts. T: Some mild liquorice and sweetness, very slight bitterness and alchohol aftertaste. Some sourness. M: Medium. O: Drinkable, not overly good though.
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle): Pours bronze in colour with an off white head. Malty, caramel aromas and an odd yeasty aroma too. Very caramel forward in the taste, slight sour notes, dried fruit, slight spice. Not my cup of tea really.
beerowenbeer (1) - - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This used to be a good beer but now all the bottles I have had recently have been off. i.e. Bad. Their qualtiy control had gone out the window.
These are the bottle numbers that I have opened and tipped down the drain.
E44509, E43504, E43704, E43795, D43861, D34971.
There have been a number of other bottles but I did not take down the numbers.
I have been on the Breakspear web site to complain but I have had no reply.
ASDA, where I bought this beer have given me, have said sorry and have given me more of the same and when my wife went shopping there last week this beer was on offer at £1. They are trying to sell this off quick.
Watch out !!!
If this was in a Pub you would be back to the bar and get it changed or your money back, dam quick.