chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Pigs Ear Beer Festival, London on 6 December 2006. Deep ruby colour. Lightly malty aroma with some fruity accents. Stronger fruit on the palate - berries dominant. Lots of malt and no discernible hop presence leaves it feeling a bit unbalanced as far as I’m concerned. Mouthfeel is mellow and sweetish but not too sticky, so retains an amiable drinkability.
ladnewton (1811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Magpie & Crown, Brentford, UK on 14th January 2011. Ruby with a white slippery head. Fruity, berries aroma. Spicy touches and smokiness together with a rich fruit palate. Zingy mouthfeel. Sweetish finish with some bitterness and smokiness, although front-mouth sweetness lingers in the aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask in guilford ... dark brown ... bubbly off white head ... sweet rich treacle tofff nose ... light soft woody malts ... light chocolate ... refreshing tasty but really quite low on flavour ... saying that i like it
JohnRMurdoch (4410) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The State Bar. Grass & mixed fruit aroma. Very dark brown colour. Flavour mixed fruit with a hint of liquorice & toffee. Quite smooth.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Very dark amber with a small off white head. Sweet fruity aroma combining berry, a little citrus and some ashiness. Sweet malty taste, slightly medicinal, with a plummy sourness. Slight bitterness. Unusual and quite appealing.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the state bar. Aroma is quite sweet, hints of apple and grassy notes. Taste is similar, quite thin though which made it very drinkable.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@Pigs Ear BF 06. Light caramel and light berry fruit notes. Lighty sweet. Mouthfeel is quite round and balanced, but a bit light in the dpeth of flavour dperatment.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Dark brown with a low white head. Appley aroma with touches of hay and toffee. Quite thin and somewhat lifeless flavour of green apples dead grass and toffee-sauce. Mild finish of hay and light chocolate.
omhper (23713) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Deep ruby. Sweet and caramelly. Mild and malty with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Soem caramelized sugar and the lightest touch of figs. Carefully salty grassy finish. Mildly warming.
Svesse (7930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm) Dark brown colour leaning in the mahogany direction, pale brown, frothy head. Malty nose with dark fruit, blackberries and a hint of chocolate. Malty taste with wild berries, dark fruit and some chocolate. Rather sweet with lots of berries. Nice beer, but from a beer with the name Winter Fire, I would expect a little more ... fire.