Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I found hardly any aroma at all and what was there was a hint of coffee, nice dark body and slightly muddy head. abit to tangy for my taste in stouts but all in all not a bad average for it's style
bluevegie (3039) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jet black colour with a light brown head , mild coffee taste bit thin for my liking.
RichardGretton (4152) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plain stout appearance with a light frothy head. Pleasant lightly roasted aroma with a plain bitter flavour. Overall an average stout.
rauchbier (3550) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Jet black, long lasting tight creamy beige head and soft prickly of condition. Vaguely eggy aroma with some almost lactic sourness and a slight roast barley note. Roasty and sweet in the mouth with coffee notes and some more faint tartness. Finish is quit metallic and chalky. Certainly one of the tastier Marstons beers.
nigos (630) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toilet water and petrol nose. Black hue with light brown creamy head. Decent coffee, caramel and toasty flavour. Has hints of onion or shallot and is well balanced. A decent dry stout.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black. Off-white head. Slight coffee aroma. Fresh in taste, with vegetable flavor and some burnt coffee as well.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2003
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Black enough stout colour, with a whiter then normal, fine, persistent head. Smells like beer (larger to be specific) sodden carpet. Malty, vegetable flavours, which aren’t really competing with the Freak-Guinness I had earlier. Tastes more like an old then a stout. Possibly a hard rating but these things happen.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
toasted and slightly smoky aroma, dark black hue with a dark yellowish head, quite fruity, hints of wood and some suggestions of onions or shallots, very thick on the palate, quite a lot of malt in the finish
omhper (18745) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Black with beige head. Vague coffee aroma. Light bodied, roasty and sweet. The mouthfeel is thin and sharp, and the finish drier and with a hint of metal. Better than any other Marston I can think of, but still I have a hard time enjoying this beer.
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark beer, light does not pass through. Nice head. Good full aroma of malt and sweeter tones. Nice coffee strains as well. Good Dry finish.