Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Old Empire (Marstons)

Smells of biscuit, slight hints of wood or oak.

Its a light malt taste, followed by a rather lacklustre middle, gentle biscuit flavours but not enough to really enjoy. Finishes with lingering sweetness and gentle hop flavours.

Really lacks the punch of an IPA, or any other key flavours along the way.

4/10 Not a dislikeable beer, but lacks any key flavours, let alone managing to do the IPA title justice.

1 comment:

  1. It's a shame that you don't like this one, I find the sulphurous bit of it's taste part of it's appeal plus I like the spicy hops in the taste.

    I don't really get the wood aspect when I drink it (I have it quite often as it's so available) but it's interesting to hear another opinion!

    Keep it up - think you will need a 'master list' soon...