adv (22) - Milan, - APR 14, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong and well balanced. A glorious example of the most traditional English ales!
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 (3152) - 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 (5055) - 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 (1077) - 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 (560) - 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 (3566) - 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