Martin243 (671) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from B&M. Fruity-Toffee aroma from a beautiful ruby red beer. White head which quickly disappeared. Sweet heavy, and sticky caramel toffee syrupy flavours. Little carbonation, which would liven this beer up. Alcohol dominant. Not bad, but a little too sweet, a little too flat, and a little too sticky to be really good. Wouldn’t want to drink more than one (at a time.)
mabjork (664) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Dark brownn in colour, minor brown head. The aroma is raisin like with malt. The flavour has plums and malt in it, quite fruity and sweet. There is a sweet aftertaste as well.
tampierre (645) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,roasted,caramel and fruit aroma ; Dark brown color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with light bitter finish ; Pleasant ESA.
nigos (630) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Kick Ass! Definately one of Marstons finest. Deep dark colour with a great taste and enjoyable fruity notes. Its all a matter of taste really as I think the lack of masses hoppy bitterness is definately a plus. Great beer.
knickskicks (606) - - SEP 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown, some ruby red hues; almost purplish. Beige head fizzles away quickly. Nose is barley, booze, and berries; port as it warms. Taste is berries, alcohol, fresh water, port, and cough syrup. The hop finish is very light and overshadowed by a sweet syrup taste. Medium mouthfeel. Could benefit from a little more body.
Dermi (599) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2012 50, cl. Pours clear red with a wheat head. Aroma: Chocolate, malt, mild alcohol compound. Taste: Sweet, minimal bitterness. Caramel, malt, alcohol. Palate: Light bodied, little sticky. Moderate carbonation. Not good.
Philym (593) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Clear dark brown wit ruby highlights and cm thick ivory head which was quick to disappear.
Aroma: Raisin, caramel/toffee, bread, liquorice, slightly vinous, stewed fruit/fruit cake.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness and low sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, dried fruit, caramel, sweet but slightly bitter finish with subtle alcohol warmth.
Comments: Very good. This rating is for the 7.4% ABV bottled version.
kalervo (592) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was a bit disappointed. A bit too sweet and dull taste. Quite one-sided too.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled: pours with a dark brown hue and a nice thick and frothy head, malts are dominant but there are some interesting fruit notes together with smoked and woody tones, full bodied, very enjoyable.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark red , slightly transparent. Fizzy off white head which disappears quickly. Yeasty aroma, smells fruity and sweet from the alcohol. Feels very smooth in the mouth, alcohol is well hidden. Quite a fruity yet malty sweetness, feels amazing almost syrupy when you swallow. Strong flavours though so couldn’t drink too many.