sic1314 (2403) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Utterly bland and forgettable brown session bitter, dominated by caramel flavouring.
madmitch76 (13007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
24th October 2012
Crosse Keys Spoons. Clear amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate with mild carbonation. Grainy malt with weird tang. Whisper of sulphur. Semi dry finish. Very disappointing.
stravale (1801) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ JDW Inverness
Dark amber, thin white head, good lacing
Aroma - Burton minerals, soft bitter hop
Taste - Burton minerals, slight metallic bitter hops. Marstonís flavour all over it...not a fan
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body, soft bitter mimeraly hop finish
Overall - This was just a Marstonsís ale to me and I donít like the Burton snatch....it was just meh and boring
harrisoni (12451) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at County Hotel Spoons Ashford. Clear mid brown colour thick head. Must be quite fresh as wasnt on 24 hours ago. Yeasty aroma. If you told me this was a regular Marstons bitter I would agree. Burton snatch upfront. With some sweet malt. I mean its a competent midlands bitter. Decnt condition. Drinkable if you like a burton snatch. About average. It just goes to prove the adage that all beers are pale ales. Some bitterness on finish
leaparsons (7662) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, Golden brown with an off white foam. Aromas are biscuit with toffee and hints of raisins. Toasted with some lemon and medicinal notes. Flavours are sweet toffee and caramel with plummy fruit and a strong Marstons character. Itís OK.
SarkyNorthener (1303) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2013 Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Chestnut colour, medium head good lacing. Aroma. Is of sulphur and a little sweet. Taste is dry hops and peppery. Good on the palate. Just let down by aroma, maybe I had a turning pint.
kwik-lime (1121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at JDW in Kingston. Nice balanced, surprisingly dry hops, a little peppery with some nut in the finish. Decent beer.
berkshirejohn (4119) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity dispensed, at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading. Pale amber with a ring of translucent head; floral aroma; delicate floral flavour, with a gentle grassy bitterness; and some sweetness towards the finish.
Scopey (5284) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Willow Walk, London. It pours clear amber, with a small off-white head. The nose is rather sweet, over-ripe fruit, wood and some light floral notes. The taste is dry, leathery, wood, nut, touch of underlying sweetness, tanginess, red apple skin, faint cider vinegar, astringency and spice, with a very dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Unbalanced. Challenging to drink to be honest.
jackl (3775) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask @ The Willow Walk. Pourís a medium amber color with a small off-white head. The nose is light sweet brown bread, some red apple skin and toast. The taste is sweet, tangy yeast. Red apple cider acidity. Mild nuts and some floral hoppiness. Uneven. Soft body. Overall, not enjoyable. I struggled through my third.