MrBlueSky93 (503) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cellar Door.
Pours dark brown/black with ruby tinge, thin half finger milk-white head. Aroma of chocolate, smokiness, touch of coffee, spices...Initial taste of Chocolate, dark yet not overly bitter, then some orange, winter berries, then liquorice, a touch of coffee then a light smokiness, mixing in really well. Great Beer, highly recommended!
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Beers of Europe Christmas case. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Enticing aromas of chocolate, raisin, sweet spice, caramel and toffee. Flavours of caramel, warm spice, bonfire toffee and treacle. Sweet, warming mouthfeel. Quite tasty.
gopherfan99 (943) - CROATIA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours clear, dark amber with a khaki head; aroma is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, and toffee; taste starts sweet with the caramel, toffee, and dark fruits; then finishes light bitter with just a hint of spice; nice beer
RichTheVillan (4655) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the JDW Bishop Vesey; clear mahogany brown pour with a creamy tan head, dark fruit and autumn leaves aroma, taste has coffee, roast malts, dried fruits, light bitter finish.
allmyvinyl (6586) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear mahogany brown, long-lasting off-white head. Aromas are toffee, light spice, fruit. Taste is cherries, more toffee. Light spice. Easy drinking for the strength.
SarkyNorthener (3066) - West Bromwich (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 (5833) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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!