TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint pulled at The Market Porter in Borough (London), dark brown with ruby tints and a beige bubbly head. Aroma is caramal and fruity. Very very smooth palate with a medium mouthfeel. Molasses sweetness that isn’t too much with some pleasant woody notes. On recommendation of the manager, and a good one too.
cgarvieuk (20430) - 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
mr_h (4595) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Pot Still, Glasgow - clear dark red brown, thin tan head, sweet malty aroma, fruity and caramel malt flavour, nice, easy to drink
omhper (22897) - 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.
ladnewton (1740) - 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.
Svesse (7700) - 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.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Cloisters. Dark mahogany/copper, small white head. Slight honey, caramel, red fruit nose. Similar flavours, mild bitter linger. Nice flavours, bit thin.
harrisoni (16849) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at Wenlock. Ruby colour with thin beige head. Lots of fruity malt on this. Some good malt, fruits are red and dark. Some spicey hop on finish. Juicy, rounded in mouth. Nice enough.
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.
JohnRMurdoch (4229) - 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.