oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (from AbM). Amber colour, small bubbly bubbly head, which disappears quite fast. Aroma is caramel, some wood, mild floral, wooden and resiny notes. Flavour is toffee, grass, mild floral, resiny and herbal notes with some mild wooden and floral bitterness in the finish. Not really sure what makes this a winter warmer... but itís still a good bitter.
madmitch76 (12102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4th February 2010
Chelmsford Winter Fest. Clear amber beer. Toffee malt and light hop on the nose. Mild toffee malt base supports fruity hop. Well balanced and well flavoured. Just fruity enough to raise itís head above the morass of Bitters.
berkshirejohn (3960) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Claude du Vall (JDW), Camberley. Amber with a thin white head; grainy aroma; sour grain flavour; with a dry biscuity finish with a touch of ginger. Not very impressive.
DruncanVeasey (6597) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Baron, Hinckley, 03/03/12. Almost lager amber with a loose- bubbled, diminishing top. Watery, aniseed-hinting aroma. Tang of seawater without the salt, mellow orange-accented hop, star anise, a retronasal snort of English shrubbery (privet). Malt finish with a cashew and oatmeal linger of some length. Finally bitter. Clean and decent, although I feel neither wintery or warmed.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton. A golden beer with a whitish head and lacing. Mostly malty with some oatmeally flavours. A good length. Thereís little by way of aroma, but deent flavours. Itís OK. Not a winter warmer but there you go.
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 Cask at The Archibald Simpson, JDW, Aberdeen. Pours clear gold with a sturedy, pure white foam head. Dry, bready malts in the nose. Spicy flavor, medium sweet, some toasty bread, gingerbread, leafy bitters. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet, lightly sticky finish, with Christmas spices, gingerbread, leaves. Lasting leafy, lightly grassy bitterness. OK.
stravale (1689) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ The Capital Asset JDW, Perth 150212
Light amber...slight haze...thin white head...reasonable lacing
Aroma of light sweet fruity malts...some christmas spices...bit metallic
Taste of sweet fruit light malts...background of bitter hops...a metallic edge increases with the drinking
Palate soft carb..medium body...oily texture. Finish bitter lingering finish with a metallic copper coin tail.
Overall - I think itís the spices that give this metallic edge which spoils the beer
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at The Sir Walter Scott. Pours a golden colour with a thick white head. Nice malty aroma of Weetabix, caramel and yeast. Very drinkable with similar flavours and a creamy mouth-feel. Moderate carbonation and lingering malt. Tasty and a great brewery logo too.
SilkTork (5013) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013
Jan, 2012 JDW, St Albans. Mini crawl after the St Albans 10 Mile run. Pale amber with a frothy head. Earthy hops. Fruity malt. A pleasant hoppy bitter. Powdery hops linger. [3.0]
March, 2012 JDW, Swindon. Biscuit malt with fudge. Some bittering hops lingering in the back of the throat. Drinkable. [2.6]
mr_h (2081) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handump at Last Post, Paisley - pours clear amber with an off-white head, quite smooth with a flavour of nuts, not bad at all