Rossbear (18) - Wendover, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Oh how I do love a good Marstons beer, and now Old Empire shows me that I am right in this. Features include a super malty backbone and subtle hop bittering, a very 'true' IPA but the dry hopping with Cascade adds just a touch of the new world. Interesting that this is now in a brown bottle, they must be paying attention in Wolverhampton, good stuff.
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This Has to be my fall back Ultimate experience, of the dozenís upon dozenís Ivíe tried, this is the holy grail of Ale.
With a classy Eye Catching Bottle design, I always leave it 2 days in the Fridge, on the nose a light, fresh, honey aroma, highly citrus and ripe, pours a divine, Honey Amber, looking like a good scotch, with a fine head.
Initial taste is admittedly mild, and rather mediocre, but itís complex yet elegant mouthfeel, quickly itís deception unfoldís into a sublime elixir of Malt, Toffee, lemonís and Faint apple, exceedingly Ripe, crisp yet boldly graceful, post swallow an after taste reminiscent of spice and biscuit, and a long, satisfying refreshing lingering, that leaves you begging for more.
Almost not a beer, but a masterpiece of art, craft and perfection, a very rare 5 for this special number. iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Really hoppy fantastic beer, i could get it on tap at the rising sun in scholar green when they have it as a guest but i decided to also sample the bottle version aswell, excellent beer. Hoppy aroma and hoppy taste, the hop flavour fills your mouth pleasantly, i like hoppy malty beers. Fantastic scotty (1199) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2005
Bottled. This looks great! gold in colour, head is firm and white and lasts well. Nose is clean and fresh, bursts with immense hoppy aromas. WOW!!! thatís some mouthful, big and full flavoured, refreshing & satisfying, finish cuts a bit short, but hey! thatís not a big fault is it? Fantastic stuff, V.W. Kelso £1.79/4 for £6...may not last thoí knowing that company..PS. canít understand the low overall percentile score, try it anyway. Daredevil (76) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - NOV 25, 2007
on a hot summer afternoon one might be tempted to order a cold lager ... if he hasnít got the chance to get hold of an Old Empire IPA that is ... IPAís are perfect thirst quenchers to start with and this one tops it with a overwhelming taste of fresh hops and a marvelous bitter aftertaste .... a great brew in an impressive bottle ...
shoestring (395) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Beautiful pint. Extremely hoppy. Lovely head . Can taste grass/ malt......oh lovely.
Thirst quencher A winner. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle 500ml from King&Godfree. Very tasty bitter. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and hints of pine. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head. Grzesiek79 (4274) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 23, 2012
licorice, cooked vegetables, basement aromas, spruce, citrus, herbs, cereal, hay, orange, cloudy, frothy, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Citrus fruit aroma. Hazy amber brown colour with poor head. Big malt flavours throughout with slightly bitter but smooth finish. Medium body with low carbonation. johndoughty (5398) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2003
Gold coloured with a lively head that soon goes. Malty and bitter with a lovely lingering slightly sweet aftertaste. I expected more body in an I.PA and was surprised to see it in a clear bottle.Up to the usual high standards that we expect from this brewery with that tangy taste that most of their beers have. Very pleasant but I have got to say it wasn't quite as good as for some reason I had expected.