Nilz (501) - Glasgow, - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from M & S. Pours a clear amber with a thin head. Aroma is of a nice floral hops. Taste presents the hops again and roast malts with a nice balance. Rather a nice ale with good flavours.
ManVsBeer (8286) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from M&S, Halifax. Deep reddish-brown with next to no head. A bitter in style with a small berry-sweet character.
Garrold (4018) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought this half price, thinking I’d rated it already. So there’s a bonus! Clear, dark copper colour. Messy, thin, off white head. Hedgerow fruits. Dried fruits. Toffee. Bit of banana. Taste is light bitter. Light dry. Touch of sweet on the lips. A bit thin, and a bit metallic, but pretty drinkable. Ok stuff, especially at just over a quid a pop.
BeerViking (3986) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hints of orange, toasted caramel, peach and spice on the nose. Roasty dry-sweet with more lightly fruity and spicy notes.
Borresteijn (6287) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl Bottle from M&S Amsterdam. Clear Amber-brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of grain, a bit stale, confit fruits and some marmalade, nuts. Flavour is light grainy, somewhat metallic, hint of chocolate, nuts, light fruity, amber malts, bitter finish. Light bodied. Mwah..
edsspoon (855) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chestnut with a fizzy light brown head. Aroma of sweet malt, bubblegum and some nuts. Taste of sweet malt, light roasted malt, a little spice and grass with light bitterness on the finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.
The_Osprey (5781) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Chestnut reddy brown, sparkling, pretty clear, small scummy head, light lacing. Aroma is lightly chocolatey, yeasty, ashtray. Body is medium, pretty smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is ash-forward, metallic, mild and malty, resin, soft bitterness.
SarkyNorthener (3920) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from M&S, birmingham new street on way back from works christmas party in burton. Drunk from bottle pn train. Aroma of caramel and slightly spicy malts. Taste is malts, some caramel and a hint of spice. Ok beer.
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep copper, nose is light fruit, taste is light spice, toffee.
tinylightsrecs (437) - - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from M and S Team Valley. Pours dark red with small head. Chocolate, nutty flavours. Nice enjoyable dark beer
Hanoi (803) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Marks & Sparks. Nose is spice, clove, slight cinnamon, nice but lacked any beer bite. Taste follows with, spice, slight toffee and caramel, bread and nut but leads to an exceptionally thin and watery finish. Moutfeel is too thin.
As ever with M&S beers, there are decent brewers making underwhelming beer. This has some interesting elements but is thin and bland.