davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - MAY 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: mahogany color. Medium size head with beige color and medium persistency.
Aroma: intensive ripe-fruity smells, mainly of cherries, other berries, plums and red-raisins. Malty, sugary, sweet-wine and cherryís liquor aromatic reminiscences.
Flavor: like the aroma, start with a nice intensity of cherries, plums, figs, red-grapes, raisins and other ripe fruits. Sweet, but not sickly, from the caramel malts. Some light woody touch. Liquory progress with reminiscences of sweet-wine, oporto, cherryís liquor and maybe of old rum. Final with light medicinal dryness, complementing for the alcoholic dryness. A light mineralized touch in the aftertaste.
Palate: medium body, semi-oily texture and light carbonation.
Remark: nice cherry, plums and other ripe fruity touches, both in the aroma and taste. Balanced and semi-complex fruitiness. Advisable beer.
tlind2 (1645) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Reddish-brown coolor,low head. Aroma of sweet malts with floral hops. Medium-light mouthfeel, chocolate malt flavor with notes of alcohol and reasonable hop bitterness. Not bad.
Miksu (5046) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - APR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle. Mahagony color with small head. Thick aroma with toffee, raisins and prunes. Sweet worty flavor with dark fruits and chocolate. Chewy mouthfeel. So far the only beer from Marstons which I like.
mikkopen (1112) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Colour dark reddish brown with a thin head. Aroma is rather sweet, with raisins and plumes. The taste is sweet and fruity, caramel-like. Leaves a nice warm feeling in the mouth after swallowing. Some more hoppy bitterness would have been nice, to balance the sweetness, but, all in all, a very tasty and enjoyable ale.
goozen (3914) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pint: Brown coloured ale with a fruity taste with some caramel too. An great suprise this English ale
bermod (119) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet aroma is roasted malt with syrup, sugar, dark fruits and plums. Some coffee too. Low bitterness. Palate is quite smooth and warming.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flat looking medium brown hue with a thin island of creamy, tan foam. Chocolate and toffee arrive first in the aroma, which is somewhat mild overall. Honey on buttered, toasted bread follows with cherries and prunes. Peppery, floral hops and light minerals combine in semi-sharp note, well out-done by the sweet side of things. Slight tint of cola / liquorice. The flavour starts fairly sweet, a little cocoa and caramel; washes through dark fruits at mid-palate; and culminates in a woody, floral, off-dry finish. Slim aftertaste of dried cherries. Not quite full bodied, with an oily texture and soft, yet bristly, carbonation. With warmth, the dark fruits come to life and a bit of alcohol leaves the mouth with a dry, red wine sensation. An enjoyable and interesting sipper with no big minuses except for price.
KnutAlbert (6746) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beatiful dark ruby beer, lots of malt, fruitiness, quite sweet, and I would have preferred more bitterness to balance this. But itís not bad at all.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from supermarket in NZ, poured a dark brown with a reddish hue and a beige bubble head. A rich toffee aroma with a cherry fruit sweetness. A full mouthfeel with a syrupy stewed fruit flavour - cherry and apricots. Becomes more malty and dry through to the finish. Nicely done.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, prune and apple aroma with hints of cherry. Ruby color, light brown head, few lace. Rather sweet, even a bit sugary, prune, raisin, hints of chocolate and licorice, bitter finish. Sticky and alcoholic. Nice and flavorful.