swjoduk (21) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very enjoyable dark chesnut ale with roasted chocolate malt, chocolate and caramel taste. Very festive
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Cricketers, Shroton; chestnut brown, clear with a creamy white head; strong malty aroma; malty taste too - toasted and a little nutty; dry and creamy mouthfeel, almost stoutlike; some earthy hops and a gentle bitter finish; a modest Christmas offering at 4.2, but together with the cosiness of the pub it did the trick in enveloping me with warmth on a misty, dreary post-festive Sunday.
wimpyjoe (3486) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Darker red brown ale, slightly clouded with a small head. Robust with an excellent fusion of malts and winter fruited hops. Medium bodied
maeib (8576) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 20/12/12. A brown beer with a white head and lacing. A fruity aroma. Fruity in the mouth with crunchy malts. Raisins. Quite interesting flavour profile. Heading towards Christmassy. Certainly sweet. Passable.
dynamiteninja (1468) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask at the unicorn, ripon. hops malt coffee chocolate black malt red fruit. bitter. dry finish.
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Reddy amber with virtually no head. Loads of caramlised malt notes, heavily boiled overlaid with a tart raspberry, red currant flavour, pretty weird drinking. Not for me.
mr_h (2714) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr - clear amber red, creamy tan head, roasted nutty malt aroma, bit of fruit, sweet malty, mild toffee, oily feel, fruity finish
leaparsons (7937) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Copper with a cream firm foam. Aromas are toffee and dark syrup with raisins. Light cookie dough with stewed pear and peppery spices. Weetabix with damp floral notes. Flavours are sweet malts with ripe autumn fruit. Lightly spiced with a fruity, slightly dry tea finish. Not bad.
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Willow Walk. Tis the season for dodgy Christmas beers! The pour’s deep reddish amber with no head whatsoever. The nose is rich blackcurrant tart, berry, toffee and a bit of nut. The taste is more rich, sweet toffee. Malty indeed. Hints of twig and a bit of zesty red berry jam. Sweet. Light finish, smooth. Overall, this actually isn’t bad. Inoffensive.
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) @ The Windmill - JDW, Stansted Airport - Airside, Stansted, England CM24 1QN.
Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, nutty peel, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, orange, dusty bitter, hop & peel bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.