TheBlackCloud (21) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am surprised this beer is rated so low, maybe drinking it during a snowstorm made it that much better. It is a great winter ale with different spices in every sip a true winter beer throwback.
Reid (1881) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can from"Lifesource" in Salem OR
$2 ( i think).
Pours a nice solid tawny brown with a large thick and frothy cream coloured head.
Odd smells a bit like a spicy Christmas pudding..with rum cream on top..actually brings back memories and is very nice.
Taste also is akin to British Christmas pudding..fruity,malty,dark,nutty absolutly a gem!
Mouth feel is grand and easy at the same time. carbonated well.
a lot of mediocre scores here..but this is just a great beer for me..invokes Christmases past.
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at The Pine Box. Darkest roasty brown, odd colored foam head. Tart sweet red/oud bruin aroma, body is drier herb and leather. Interesting, but not great
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark pour with near white head. Aroma has a lot going on, hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, and slightly cocoa. Taste is not as complex or layered as the aroma, but overall not bad. Hides the abv well for being nearly 8%
Theydon_Bois (8310) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at the Night of Garbage, thanks muchly to Leighton - he never stops ratin’, 20/12/13 up his shit load of stairs !
Hazed dark amber with a moderate light beige head.
Nose is spiced stewed fruits, pumpkin notes, sweet notes, light woody ring.
Taste comprises brown sugars, toffee fudge, caramel, dark fruits.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light bittering presence in the finish.
badhack (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank from can. Strong spicy flavor like a combination of christmas and pumpkin spices but without the pumpkin. Alcohol is well masked but there’s plenty of it. I would find the spice tasty but it’s too strong. A little tang, and toasty malt. Extremely light.
Kita (1044) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Rosamunde, Brooklyn, NY. Clear dark brown color with thin creamy off-white head, good lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel malt, nuts, some spices and dried fruits. Taste starts with smooth and rich malty sweetness, backed up with caramel and chocolate, following is refreshing spicy and a bit grassy with light bitter finish. Medium to full body, oily texture and lively carbonation in palate. Real winter warmer...
Scopey (6718) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to Leighton at the Night of Garbage. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is wood, lots of spice, toast, smoke, tangy HP sauce and dark fruit. The taste is earthy, wood, spice, treacle, leather decent bitterness, toast and alcohol warmth. Medium body and fine carbonation. A pretty tasty spiced ale.
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
20th December 2013
The (not so) shit beer tasting at Leightons stratospheric flat. Thanks Leighton. Hazy dark amber beer. Good vibrant-cream coloured head. Palate is light and semi dry. Fine carbontion. Little toffee in the dry malt. Whisper of ginger, mellow spices and lame generic.fruits. Actually comes together well in to a semi finish.
Leighton (10780) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared at the Night of Garbage. Procured somewhere in the Land of the Free. Pours deep amber with a lasting, creamy khaki head. Nice aroma, some nutmeg and cinnamon, light cake and toasted bread. Medium sweet flavor with dry bread, mild toasted leaves, understated spices, dry toffee and fruitcake. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and velvety mouthfeel. Moderate sweetness to finish, fruitcake, dried berries, mellow leafy bitterness, nutmeg. Nice beer.