ManVsBeer (11168) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2011
Fruity aroma, not so much in the taste. The ale has a tangy dry finish to it. jercraigs (11087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2010
2010-07-11. Dark brown body, small tan head. 3+ Flavour is richly malty, with a very English malt character to it. Very mild toasty malt accents. Subtle nuance. Bit of warming yet subtle alcohol. 7+ Mildly alcoholic aroma, mdoest sweet malt, hints of caramel and toasty malt. 6+ Very smooth medium bodied palate is lightly carbonated. Surprisingly tasty, rich but straightforward for the most part. Bottle from The Grog Shop, Oxford Fin (11067) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2017 Bottle picked by dad from Home Bargains, Alfreton, cheers dad. Consumed at home Monday 25th December 2017. I think that this is due a re-rate, it's been 11years since I last rated and probably not far off of that since I lasting had it which was probably many years ago. Lots of toffee, chewy but with a good malty sweetness throughout. Dark brown with a ruby glint, drinks very easy. Some dark sugars, a little fruity linger. Far better than my old rating suggests A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.5 leaparsons (10864) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2002
Old Rating from 2006 Another beer that I used to drink regularly when living in Worcester friends in my local often used to ask for a Pedirog basically half and half of Pedigree and Owd Roger I think this was owing to the strength of drinking a whole pint of the Owd Roger.
A very dark red coloured ale nice toffee sweetness, very full bodied but the alcohol just lingers a tad too much though to be a classic of it’s style.A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov11 3.0
Dark ruby and dangerous. Autumn fruits are to the fore and in the finish of this syrupy brew. A good Marstons beer. 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.
olio (10692) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
17 cl bottle @ vPBF.jmgreenuk (10364) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 20, 2013
Pours murky red color with no head. Aroma of raisin, plums, caramel, toffee and some sugar. Flavor of dark berries, malts, toffee and hay.
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin frothy tan head. The aroma is big roast and a hint of yeast with some burnt treacle. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth liqourice, slightly alcoholic palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a long bitter finish. This was a lovely heart-warming beer and perhaps one of the best I’ve ever had from Marstons. deanso (10277) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 25, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2018 50cl bottle. Saturday, December 25, 2010
Deep amber colour. Ok head. A very nice beer. Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
Dark mahogany-red with a nice head. The aroma has notes of raisins and dark, ripe fruits. The flavour has notes of caramel, dark fruit, raisins and plum, port wine and the body is quite full. The alcohol is well hidden. In the finish I find caramel and weak hints of licorice. MoritzF (10199) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2010
(bottle) Almost clear, amber colour with a copper shine and a dense mid-sized and tanned foamy head. Bready and slightly toasted malty aroma with caramel, vinous fruity and alcoholic notes. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Toast-malty, slightly bready taste with caramel, subtle fruity notes of raisins; almost dry sweet-bitter malt-accented and slightly fruity finish with a tinge of alcohol. Likeable and warming brew. 19.IX.10