SarkyNorthener (1300) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@the imperial, walsall. Dark reddish brown beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma is rich malts and dark fruits. Taste is malts, treacle, dark fruits and a bit of sweetness. Decent stuff, does feel like a proper winter ale.
jmgreenuk (3218) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark mahogany with a reddish hue and a big frothy tan head. The aroma is rich and fruity leading to a rich, weak bitter, fruity, slightly spicy flavour with hints of cranberries on the palate. Maybe I’m just thinking too much about Christmas! It’s quite a strong ale at 6.8% but the alcohol does not influence the flavour. This is the kind of Christmas ale we all want and expect!