john44 (3510) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Reddish Amber in colour. Foamy off-white head. Malty; grainy rye malts, caramel, nutty. Spicy (from the rye?). Fruity; citrus fruits, raisins. Hoppy; grassy hops; hint of pine. Mildly bittersweet grainy malty fruity spicy throughout. Dry malty finish. Very drinkable. Liked it. (2014-12-11)
alex_leit (5360) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle 500 ml. Reddish-amber color. Aroma: malty, bready, a little fruit and floral, caramel. Taste: malty, a bit of fruit, bread. BeerViking (5187) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2016
Bottle from Tesco, deep orange-brown with a thin head, dusty spicy and faintly tart nose with hints of candy sugar, palate is dry malt and spicy faintly sour currant notes, plus an earthy, lightly spicy bitterness. Good. Hartoloni (256) - - MAR 3, 2016
Pours dark amber with off white head. Aroma of malt an resin. Taste caramel qith a slightly bitter and malty aftertaste. This is actually pretty good. chap95 (251) - - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle from Tesco. Pours dark brown with a good-looking white head. Very faint aroma of citrus fruits. A bit spicy, earthy flavour. Nice full body for a 4.3% beer. Average carbonation. Nothing special.
mahkus (136) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Botyle from Tesco. Nice brown colour. Very slightly sweet smell. Refreshing bitter hoppy taste. jamestulloch (4463) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, Banchory. Clear amber/red body with a medium beige head. Lively carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of red apple, tea and hops. Flavour of caramel, orange and crisp apples. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Rather nice. Godfather50 (276) - SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Pours deep red amber ale. No head. Hops power through this IPA. No room for the spice of the rye to show. Very bitter finish. ABV not really enough for the style. JohnAlpha (8) - - DEC 13, 2015 does not count
More than the sum of it’s parts, I really liked this ale and more importantly so did my brother, who has very high opinions of English ales! The nose and colour are mild, but it has a unique taste and bitterness on the finish that sets it apart from most. In blind tasting, you would never guess that it was a Marstons brew...The nuttiness is there but not overpowering, not convinced RE spice but along with the Tesco: Californian resurrection lager/beer one of the best of this limited run from the big name supermarket. Take a chance-you never know...you may enjoy it! anfractuosity (493) - - NOV 16, 2015
Enjoyable ale, crystal clear amber. Lovely floral & caramel aroma. Nice hop flavours, could perhaps do with being a tad more pronounced.