DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at the Standing Order, Derby (JDW) 24/02/2006
Mid to dark brown coloured with some fruit aroma. Fruity sweet flavour. Dry and slightly bitter on the palate with a warming malt finish.
jmgreenuk (9157) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 Iíve ever had from Marstons.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. A dark, reddy brown coloured beer with no head. The aroma is sweet and sugary with some berry fruit. The taste is also really sweet almost to the point of nastiness although there is some blackberry for late balance. However where is the alcohol? Itís pretty much unnoticeable.
downender (8525) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Humpers, Staple Hill. dark, ruddy brown with a short-lived, off-white head. Sweet, caramel, red berry fruit and candy sugar aroma. Flavour was a bit sugary, with a pasteurised edge some fruit fruit and warming alcohol finish. A bit industrial but still a good winter warmer.
laiti (8316) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
17 cl bottle vintage 1977 @ vPBF. Thanks Pat!
Aroma has some raisins, cardboard and some moldy cellar. Flavour has some metal, moldy cellar, hints of raisins and sugar. Feels like most of the flavour bouquet is gone.
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2010 Almost stout-like deep ruby with a creamy, yellowed head. Smells a bit like Vimto; honey, blackcurrant and chocolate also there. Quite silky, audibly prickling with carbonation, head fizzes out in seconds. Flavour has licorice, caramel sweetness, chewy dark fruits, Kasteel Donker and a great big slug of booze. Slightly roasted finish. A beer that unfolds its secrets as it warms. Going to try and stand up now.
The_Osprey (7835) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at home, a month past its BB date, 7.4%. Very dark reddy brown, sparkling, small tan head. Aroma is yeast, some apple and coins, wet paper. Body is rounded, soft carbonation, touch foamy. Taste is breathy dark malts, dates, treacle, tangy booze. Something quite íBelgianí about it - not sure if itís the yeast used... Decent, interesting to try, but probably not one Iíd reach for again.
lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle @ home.
Pours a light brown colour with a small head. Aroma of caramel malts, honey and some fruits. Flavour of caramel malts, yeast, fruits and alcohol. Medium/full bodied with a warming alcohol finish. High carbonation. A bit above average.
Cunningham (7719) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 9, 2017
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Something has probably turned really wrong here. Infected I suppose. Lots of butter and vinegar. As you surely understand, not meant for human consumption.
[Cask at The Fat Cat in Norwich, England]
motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
not sure if it was a bad bottle but it's not the sort of beer that should go off in a hurry. fat head, full fat, sweet flavours - burnt rockmelon, burnt peach. just didn't work for me, no nice hops to get rid of that cloying feeling