SilkTork (5499) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, - JUN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2015
June, 2012 500ml dark glass bottle from Sainsbury’s. Same recipe and ingredients as Marstons Old Empire, but slightly higher abv. Pale sweet biscuit malt, some toffee and butterscotch flavours and a hint of American oak, nicely balanced with firm hop notes leaving a clean bitterness in the mouth. It’s a pleasant and drinkable beer, though the hops are just a tad too assertive for my taste, and the malt is too clean and bland. Overall a lack of character, but drinkable enough. [2.8]
M ay, 2015 500ml dark bottle, filtered, from Sainsbury’s. 5.9%. IPA. Part of a 3 bottles for £5 offer. Pleasant sweetish malt with cereal notes. Pale gold. Clean and quite tasty. Progressive and not aggressive hopping throughout gives a lovely balance to the beer. Easy drinking and attractive. Hops linger slightly powdery in the finish. A nice beer. Slightly lacking in character and impact for me. Very clean and easy drinking. Pleasant enough. Few flaws, but just a little dull overall. OK. [3.0]
AshtonMcCobb (4831) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from global retailer.
Appearance - bright copper with a nice fluffy head.
Nose - dirty yeast and sulphur note. Light toffee breaking through.
Taste - toffee and biscuits.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a dry astringent finish.
Overall - can’t say this is a great example of the style. More like a badly executed bitter.
Lloydy (100) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. It is malty, it is bitter, but smells a little strange and there is an unpleasant metallic taste to the bitter finish.
vipinvelp (3481) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
PINT tasting. Clear orange/yellow, small foam ring remaining. Little sulfur in aroma, starts of bitter, but fades away quickly. (Arnhem 201512)
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. pours a clear amber with thin white head. aroma is caramel, slightly nutty, grassy and malts. taste is grass, straw, a little sweet and brown bread. slightly chemical/tart finish.
Parmenion777 (68) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 Poured from 500ml bottle, clear amber with a thin white head. Big peppery hoppy aroma. Lacks body, watery with metallic taste. Bitter finish. Disappointing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml Bottle from Sainsbury’s, New Mills, Derbyshire.
An IPA is the old fashioned, moderately-hopped sense and all the weaker for it. Bland, watery and with a strange metallic finish. There’s a reason Marstons don’t have their name prominently on it.
nihtila (2571) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
14.5.2015. Drank from bottle. Malts, light caramel, grain, fruits. A bit light, metallic and dull. Not really an IPA.
mR_fr0g (7847) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home shared with Sarah. Orange / light amber coloured pour with a big fading loose off white head. Aroma is nutty malts, mineral, caramel, berry / grassy hop. Flavour is composed of light caramel, little diacetyl, rough grassy hop matter, sweet grains. A bit stale and some brown sugars. Palate is sweet, moderate carbonation. Dull beer.
blackradioboy (149) - SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The usual Marston's sulphur nose (the label says: "floral and citrus aromas" - eh, no....) That pong aside, it's clean and sharp and a very enjoyable beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Giochaurand (334) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours copper in colour with low head. Aroma is malts and biscuits. Taste is malty and metallic. Reminds of a lager.