madquacker (1176) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2010
Stewy and sweet with stewed prunes and some char. Alright but not my thing. rosenbergh (11946) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2009
500 ml bottle. From m/s Silja Serenade.bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2009
Dark reddish brown colour with small off-white head.
Dark fruits and some dark hops in aroma.
Dark roasted malts, dried fruits and some bitter hoppiness.
Dark ale, not my favourite type of ale.
Draught. Bitter & Twisted Beer Festival. Pours a really nice golden brown with a slightly reddish tint. Small tan head that fell away pretty quickly. Really nice caramel and toffee aromas. Some nut and toasted aromas also. Flavours are quite malty with plenty of toffee. Dome bitterness on the finiish but nicely balance. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. Nice beer. mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2009
bottle 500 ml from Alko EXP 31 Jul 09 dark brown no head sweet dark roasted malts malts hints of dark fruits and bit nuts but aftertaste is sticky sweet syrup no remarkable hops. Night cap acohol presents toshe (14) - Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2009
Wonderful appereance, with a deep brown colour and a huge bubbly head. Malty aroma. The flavour is malty too, sweet, with traces of liquorice and caramel. Quite bitter finish. A bit unbalanced, not very complex, but anyway nice: the best Marston beer I’ve drunk so far.
sm89walt (2082) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle. Dark ruby with a medium, reasonably lengthy beige head. Roasted malts, caramel, toffee and red berries on the nose with a hint of alcohol. Toffee again in the flavours with boiled sweets, a dark fruitiness and strong notes of roasted malt. Thickish mouthfeel with warming and tingling sensations in the throat and on the tongue. DuffMan (10762) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
Sometimes the circumstance under which a beer is consumed can elevate one’s appreciation of it. We had just arrived the cabin in Arrowtown and I drank this while the room warmed up from -2 degrees, and I must say that there could not have been a more perfect beer to help pass the time and chase the cold away. Deep copper with golden highlights. Aromas of burnt sugar and rye bread, and prunes. Delicious flavours of burnt toffee, sherry, and prunes. Full bodied, sweet but not cloying. bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2009
Dark brown body with a light brown head. Sweet aroma of dark fruits and toffee. Taste is a little syrupy, dark fruits with a little chocolate, fairly smooth with a lingering finish. TEJA (3347) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2009
50 cl bottle at Silja Line. Big light brown foam that lasts over a deap amber ale. Small hop aroma. SWEET taste with small or possibly no bitterness. The sweetness lastsfor everand then there is another foul taste also present. It’s suprising that a recipie could last for 500 years when the product is like this. I don’t know if I got a bottle direct from the brewery without proper storing but totaly unbalanced. thewolf (12940) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle. [thank you, oh6gdx]
Pours deep nutty brown with a small, creamy, off-white head. Sweet malty aroma, some toffee, good roasted malts, some dried fruits and a touch of chocolate. Medium carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is a bit roasted, some viniousness, lots of prunes and raisins. Medium sweetness, good dark roasted caramel. Fine beer.