RodrigoPacheco (114) - - JAN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish color, little foam persistent, slightly fruity aroma of chocolate. Its flavor surprising for a Strong Ale proving very balanced and excellent drinkability.
rondphoto (3031) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear dark amber with a solid 1/2" beige head, streamers of lace. Aroma of malt and earth. Taste is malt and molasses that grow through the palate to a light dose of hops, moving smoothly from there to a long hop and malt finish. Unassuming, not very complex, but full-bodied and easy to drink.
CanCrusher (759) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,50L. Clear, copper colour with small, off-white, frothy head and excellent lacing. Mostly sweet malty aroma. Taste starts medium bitter with dark fruits and caramel. finish is medium bitter, too. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Nice, smooth brew. Alcohol is present, but hidden. Probably best Marston’s brew.
culchiem (3107) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Ruby with a medium head. Aroma is malty yeast. Flavour is cinnamon cake, vanilla, malty, flowers and fruit. Finish is hoppy bitter.
shoestring (315) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Raisins and winey on nose. Tastes alcoholic...I.e taste the strength. Not favourite but don’t dislike
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from ASDA, BB Dec 2015. Dark reddy amber, sparkling, big creamy head, full lacing. Aroma is sweet, currants, wallpaper paste, yeasty like a Belgian beer. Body is medium, very foamy, low carbonation. Taste is tangy malt, some alcohol, yeasty. Slow drinking Belgian-style ale. Pretty decent.
BiiruBierBeer (670) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is kind of malty and aley. Taste is malty and biscuity with notes similar to a nice trappist ale or doppelbock. Medium carbonation with medium body and light foam. Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy. Aftertaste is bittersweet.
fossil_blue (9) - SLOVENIA - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 Strong aroma, fills the room, not an avarage botle, excelent taste, overal one of my favorites
Fractalia (4) - MEXICO - NOV 25, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice bottle for a seasonal beer. Full of lovely aromas like caramel, cereal and woods. Appealing ruby color, properly foamy, not excessively. Tasty and rich, thick without being hevy.
Shain (145) - ISRAEL - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 500ml. Pours clear, dark reddish-brown. Head is short, almost non-existing, light and slightly lasting. Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, bread, raisins, sweet dark fruits. Mouth feel is slightly creamy to oily, body is medium, carbonation is medium-soft. Taste is nicely sweet, not too much with some light balancing bitterness and lightly bitter finish. Flavor is biscuit, bready, sweet dark malt, butter at first. Then raisins, slightly wineouss, some complex tasting herbal hops, yeast and some umami. Then slightly bitter, grassy-herbal hops towards the finish. Very good with complex, interesting flavors and good balance and interplay of sweetness and bitterness. Nice gentle but flavorful hops, backed by a very bready-malty base that is not too sweet. Nice!