DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This tasting was not going to plan at all, i know iv rated 5 pritty rubbish beers tonite but normally i find soemthign that is worth finish, tonite there is not. Aroma seems sweetish and vanilla. Taste is totally dominated by vanilla and some chocolate in there, also maybe some burntness, iv not found a good beer from these fellows that i can think of, and this is another let down.
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice head that lingered a little, good golden colour with vanilla at the front but with quite strong cherry in the mouth straight after, very refreshing actually
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. No yeast in bottom. Amber clear colour with a nice head.. Nice caramel and toffee aroma. Also caramel flavour with hints of chocolate. Very much carbonated.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Threshers, Falmouth, exported over the border to Scotland in a hidden compartment in my suitcase. Amber gold. Initially has the usual Marstons smack of sulphur and caramel, but theres some vanilla, almond and cherry along for the ride. Actually quite refreshing with a fairly bitter finish. Not bad.
imdownthepub (9206) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, pasteurised, 500 ml. Orange amber with large bubbly head. I was particularly impressed with this flavoursome, full bodied ale. Lots of creamy vinous notes with a chocolate caramel background. A very pleasant sipping beer to relax to, my favourite bottled Marstons I think.
scotty (1014) - SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was warned about this by workmates who said it had" too much vanilla in it" so I expected it to be along the same lines as Innis & Gunn, which I like, but alas, this is a pale imitation. LIght and refreshing, but that also means "bland" in this case. Victoria Wine Kelso.
JonMoore (1662) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale golden coloured with thin, frothy white head. Aroma has fruit, vanilla and is slightly sweet. Bitter tasting with malt and honey. Bitter and citrusy finish. Medium bodied. Not bad.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Golden colour with a huge white head that fades back to a thin white lace. Aroma is fruity and honeyish with cherry and other berry notes. A shot of toffee malts as well. Fairly thin body. Flavour is malty, with honey and a bit of spice. Lots of fruit in this but not too sweet. A nice shot of bitterness at the end.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 12, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale, yellowy lager like colour and strong vanilla nose. I donít know about the "juicy cherries", but there is a strong taste of vanilla. Unfortunately that is all there is, just a bonad beer with some vanilla flavour. My girlfriend brought this back for me from England, but I wonít tell her it was this bad.
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sour malt aroma. Nice coppery tan color with a nice white head. Has higher carbonation than most bitters - very light taste - watery with little body. A disappointing one.