Rossbear (18) - Wendover, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Oh how I do love a good Marstons beer, and now Old Empire shows me that I am right in this. Features include a super malty backbone and subtle hop bittering, a very 'true' IPA but the dry hopping with Cascade adds just a touch of the new world. Interesting that this is now in a brown bottle, they must be paying attention in Wolverhampton, good stuff.
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iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2005
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Really hoppy fantastic beer, i could get it on tap at the rising sun in scholar green when they have it as a guest but i decided to also sample the bottle version aswell, excellent beer. Hoppy aroma and hoppy taste, the hop flavour fills your mouth pleasantly, i like hoppy malty beers. Fantastic
scotty (1060) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. This looks great! gold in colour, head is firm and white and lasts well. Nose is clean and fresh, bursts with immense hoppy aromas. WOW!!! that’s some mouthful, big and full flavoured, refreshing & satisfying, finish cuts a bit short, but hey! that’s not a big fault is it? Fantastic stuff, V.W. Kelso Ł1.79/4 for Ł6...may not last tho’ knowing that company..PS. can’t understand the low overall percentile score, try it anyway.
Daredevil (76) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - NOV 25, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on a hot summer afternoon one might be tempted to order a cold lager ... if he hasn’t got the chance to get hold of an Old Empire IPA that is ... IPA’s are perfect thirst quenchers to start with and this one tops it with a overwhelming taste of fresh hops and a marvelous bitter aftertaste .... a great brew in an impressive bottle ...
shoestring (281) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Beautiful pint. Extremely hoppy. Lovely head . Can taste grass/ malt......oh lovely.
Thirst quencher A winner.
davidm (1942) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 500ml from King&Godfree. Very tasty bitter. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and hints of pine. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
Grzesiek79 (3304) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
licorice, cooked vegetables, basement aromas, spruce, citrus, herbs, cereal, hay, orange, cloudy, frothy, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus fruit aroma. Hazy amber brown colour with poor head. Big malt flavours throughout with slightly bitter but smooth finish. Medium body with low carbonation.
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold coloured with a lively head that soon goes. Malty and bitter with a lovely lingering slightly sweet aftertaste. I expected more body in an I.PA and was surprised to see it in a clear bottle.Up to the usual high standards that we expect from this brewery with that tangy taste that most of their beers have. Very pleasant but I have got to say it wasn't quite as good as for some reason I had expected.
Garrat (1301) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 From a Bottle.Dark orange in colour,little head,aroma of hops and fruit,quite dry,strong hops,malt wood,long dry bitter finish.