harrisoni (17149) - Ashford, Kent, - 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.
pkrpmusic (4) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016 does not count
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Second bottle purchased and another with an ill-fitting cap on the bottle. Poured flat with minimal head and the barest carbonation. Taste was strong-sweet, slightly sickly, typical strong ale, almost a barley wine but not as heady. Marstonís need to check their bottling process - I canít be the only person who has experienced two flat bottles in as many weeks. Disappointing.
beeebon (403) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle pours very dark, almost like a porter and thing beige head. Aroma is strong sticky brown sugar, stewed fruits like plumb, dates and a tough of fig, with roasted nuts. Taste is strong sweet but nicely balanced by roasted malt and hoppy bitterness. A little watery yet sticky as far as texture goes. Overall pretty damn nice!
gegwilson (3130) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle fom B&M Bargains. Pours deep chestnut with a thin cream head. Toasty malt aroma. The taste has light spice with a liquorice and aniseed giving it a bit of a cough syrup taste. Quite decent.
Cybercat (5047) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours opaque chestnut with a fair buff head. Malty and fruity aroma invites a taste. Fruity, malty, caramel flavor is quite pleasing. Mouthfeel presents firm body and good fizz. Rodger dodger, a good one.
ianwelby (1070) - SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark red beer with a filmy head. Smell s of earthy malt but not much else. Taste is malty too but with rich fruit and some caramel there too. Really nice and hearty.
mabuzzer (557) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown, slightly reddish, with a lasting off white head. Malty, fruity aroma, taste is caramel and fruit cake
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: very malty, caramel, grain, molasses, light alcohol, plums, other dark fruits. Appearance: clear, dark brown, small, frothy, off-white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sugars, molasses, caramel, bread, toffee, soft carbonation. Overall: nice ESA, a touch on the sweet side. Bottle at The Royal Standard, Forty Green.
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Londis. Sort of an English bock. Quite nice but it lacks the complexity of something like Weltenburger Kloster Asam Bock.
Connor66 (73) - - DEC 5, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
At first I was not a fan however with in 2 or 3 mouthfuls the true taste come for a 7% beer very mild fruit and hops
MarcinG (397) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ciemne z mala biala piana. Mocne o slodkiej nucie i ciekawym karmelowo korzennym posmaku. Dobre