Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (BB Dec 07). Suprisingly good first off. Light roasted malts (liquoricey treacle) with raisiny malt and caramel, even a little earthy hop. Sweetish body but with a little roasty dryness. Unfortunately the body is thin with metallic carbonation. Well worth a try but the bottling process hasnt done this any favours.
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber colour, short small head. Aroma of roasted malts, hops and some nuttiness. Flavour is heavy on fruitiness, some raisins, moderate sweet roasty caramel, bit nutty, moderate roasty maltiness. Dry, moderate bitter very sweet finish.
harrisoni (13702) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Cask & Glass, Tonbridge, the best offy in East Kent. BBE Dec 07. Rich ruby colour with thin beige head. Not sure what I expected from this. Syrupy malt with some peppery hop aroma. Rich fruit. However in the mouth you can still tell that it is pasteurised due to that awful candy sugar, boiled sweet flavour. Raisiny malt finish is good, nice fruit and a decent hop presence. Fine beer for the winter, the alcohol doesnít make it harsh, so it does show some adeptness. Like GarethYoung I thought that it was a bit empty in the palate.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle from BeersofEurope] Big malty aroma, raisins, orange peel, spicey, alcohol. well bodied but feels a little vacuous and the palate is marred by some tinny notes.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is rich and fruity quite spicey and some yeasty candy sugar. Taste is similarly complx maybe not as well blended as some of the style but defo a good effort and the best iv had from marstons.
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark ruby colour. Sweet aroma of reaisin and plum. Quite strong taste, sweet and sour. Long finish.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a clear, dark, reddish brown with a light brown head. Aroma of sweetish, roasted malt and caramel. Fairly full and solid body with plenty of roasted malt and caramel notes. Not much bitterness to be detected. Not exactly refined but a fine winter warmer. 071006
Borup (5872) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown red colour with nice beige head. Caramel and roasted malt aroma. Hops, malt and caramel flavour.
pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from the local supermarket. Pours well and smells good - like treacle. Has a biscuity character and the tan coloured head lasts quite well. Itís very sweet and the aftertaste is mostly sugar and booze. Not a bad drop but not great either. A good thing to drink on the walk back from the railway station on a cold night after being out on the town.
berkshirejohn (4525) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The colour of treacle with a thick brown head, which settles but lasts. A sweet toffee nose, and a warm malty flavour makes this a beer to sip slowly.