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!
alex_leit (359) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Color brownish dark ruby with a creamy foam. Aroma: malts, vanilla, caramel, fruit, toffee, hop, cake. Taste: malty sweetness, fruits and berries,some brandy, slightly hoppy, very warming.
zacgillbanks (3097) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from b&m, Team Valley, Gateshead. A very dark brown beer with ruby red highlights. It has a rich red fruit, malt and currant flavour followed by oak, vanilla and spiced berries on the sweet finish. Very nice.
redders1974 (288) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2015 Wow anice beer from matstons short lasting head that leaves a little ring round glass tastes dark fruits plum blackberries damson with the alcohol cutting through everything quite a sweet pallet treaclely and rich some hint of spice and pepper almost like an abbey ale only less complex enjoyable beer for a sunday afternoon
Towey1989 (530) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep ruby brown colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of dark fruits like plum and raisin, also burnt sugar, treacle, caramel, berry sweetness and a little spice. Taste of plum pudding, raisin, treacle, liquorice, alcohol and chocolate. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation and a syrupy texture. A warming, bittersweet fruity finish. The best beer I’ve had from Marston’s. A pleasant, flavourful, warming winter beer, but I have had better, similar beers.
jjsint (1339) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle froma corner shop in Cambridge. Thin, translucent chocolate brown with big supermarket beer carbonation. Malt-led aroma, like chocolate Horlicks. The taste is sweet, syrupy and treacly, leading to a figgy/sugary sweet malty finish. Thin body. This is actually pretty good although there are far better ales to be had for this ABV.
stravale (2478) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from B&M Bargains, Stretford Mall 
Dark caramel brown, light beige frothy head that dissipates
Aroma of rich fruity caramel malts, touch of alcohol
Taste of rich fruity caramel, soft toffee, little hops, mainly quite heavy sweet brown malts, touch of raisin, soft toffee malts, soft syrupy malts, alcohol a bit noticeable but ok, dab of some hedgerow fruits, the taste of rich malts is nice in this, simple for the abv
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, smooth texture. Sweet. Finish as main flavour, sweet malts, dab of warming alcohol
Overall - Just sweet fruity malts, same malts from aroma right to the finish. OK for under £2
MissPxx (781) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very subtle aroma. Dark brush and mildly fizzy. Thick caramel saying with a sticky throaty experience. Quite gorgeous.
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OwainTurner (416) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intensely rich. Very nice beer. Fruity and strong flavour. Not much alcohol. Very tastey indeed. Lovely mouth feel.
Alengrin (3132) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong ale (or rather an old ale?) with sticky, light beige, creamy head and dark bronze colour with ruby hue, clear. Aroma of grassy and peppery hops, chocolate, lots of vanilla, candi syrup, caughing candy, pear, coffee liqueur. Soft fruitiness, malty caramel and chocolate, relatively light mouthfeel in relation to its strength, gentle hops in the finish with a bit of cloying sweetness. Very good and I would not be surprised if this improves significantly with ageing.
ambrosemac (7) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely solid performer. Almost a Stout beer - and definitely full of malts. I love this beer, the strength almot undiscernible due to the quality of flavours..