RichTheVillan (6155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from B&M Bargains; mahogany brown pour with velvety beige head, sweet stewed fruit aroma, quite sweet fruity taste, malts, a hint of grass, caramel, bitter finish, ABV present. Not bad.
tiong (6150) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
170ml bottle @ vPBF
1977 vintage! -
Pours murky dark brown with a small foamy head.
Aroma of slightly sweetish malts, caramel, berries.
Taste is smooth and malty with some mild hints of sweetness, caramel, syrup and raisins.
Finish is smooth and sweetish with some malty notes. Okay, quite well aged beer.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with a big baige head. Sweet caramel, dark fruity aroma and a very sweet caramel, dark fruity taste. Medium body and a very sweet finish.
Hermod (5936) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle on Silja Serenade. Poured dark amber color with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Aroma is toffee and fruits. Flavor is roasted caramel malt and dried fruits. Finish is sweet, slightly bitter.
BlackHaddock (5849) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown bottle, 500ml, best before mid Dec 2007, drank 1st Feb 2007.
Poured into two Corsendonk glasses, more for me, less for the wife.
Ruby Red, almost port like in colour, but not as thick. Good tanned head, left for the rim of the glass fairly swiftly though.
Plum or Christmas pudding in aroma, sweetness also comes through in waves.
The taste is a bit too sweet for me, the Christmas fruits from the aroma come along, which only adds to the rich almost sickly flavour.
Burnt caramel, and the Christmas feel give the sweetness to much leeway and the resultant mouthfeel is also too sweet for my liking.
7.6%, too sweet, but a half before bed, would not be a problem.
berkshirejohn (5826) - 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.
DonMagi (5594) - 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.
The_Osprey (5550) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at home, a month past its BB date, 7.4%. Very dark reddy brown, sparkling, small tan head. Aroma is yeast, some apple and coins, wet paper. Body is rounded, soft carbonation, touch foamy. Taste is breathy dark malts, dates, treacle, tangy booze. Something quite ’Belgian’ about it - not sure if it’s the yeast used... Decent, interesting to try, but probably not one I’d reach for again.
SilkTork (5521) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as famous nor as well balanced as Old Peculiar or Old Speckled Hen, this is none the less a decent quality old style beer.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet, oaty start, dry-ish hoppyness towards the finish, some light peaty and smokey flavours, and a bit of oak, some mollasses in there aswell, not real elegant, but not too bad either. Not overly complex, but it occasionally surprised me on the odd sip.