The Etruscan (583) - Tuscany, - SEP 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beige foamy full lasting head. Dark brown colour. Aroma is malty with dark fruits and light licorice and roasty notes. Flavor is malty too with light fruity (walnut and cherry) tones, ending in a moderately fruity, slightly metallic finish. Medium bodied.
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
15th December 2015
Bottleshare at Chez Smith. Thanks to Dan. Hazy amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is airy and mildly dry, modest fine carbonation. Thin but sweetish malts, thin cream. Light caramel toffee. Mild and quite ripe fruits. Pinch of spice. Standard stuff.
Mortlach (1555) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @Mad for Beer (Rome). Pours deep brown/reddish with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, some chocolate notes. Flavour is medium sweet and malty, balanced with a good bitter end. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Decent Christmas beer.
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at Leightons place, 14/12/15. Thanks to Daniel for this one. Light hazed amber orange coloured pour with a lasting thin cream head. Aroma is earthy nuts, mineral, raisin, hint of spice. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, toffee, nutty, red berry, toffee, Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation, cakey, low Belgian yeast.
markextrae (2756) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle sample during xmas beer festival. poured a murky darker amber colour with a off head on top. Aroma of plums, caramel malts. raisins, light spice and alcohol heat. Taste is sweet, caramel malts, pears, yeast, and dark fruit.
lello4ever (404) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Si presenta di un ambra scuro tendente al marroncino, nettamente rossastro in controluce. bella schiuma poco persistente biancastra e frizzante ma compatta. Al naso ottima con note di caramello, spezie, frutta secca e dark fruits. Estremamente beverina, spiccato il dolce con un corpo medio e alcol per nulla in evidenza. Molto convincente come natalizia.
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Leighton’s. Picked up at Utobeer. 8.2%. Dark amber orange, red hue, still, clear, foamy tan head, light lacing. Aroma is toffee, tangerine, sweet yet earthy. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is medicinal, sweet toffee, mint, dry finish with some white pepper. Just OK.
Leighton (16281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Daniel. Pours amber-gold with a frothy, off-white head. The nose has lightly doughy bread, faint spices, esters. Medium sweet flavor with more simple, sugary bread, light toffee, candi sugar. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, faint metal, faint spices, toasted toffee, bread. So so.
Scopey (10658) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Dirty Danny. It pours hazy deep mahogany brown with a decent beige head. The nose is earthy, bitter-sweet, spicy, rich bread, fruit cake, caramel and some earth. The taste is bitter, bready, wood, bitter - sweet, dried fruits, sugary candy, fruit cake, warming alcohol boost, stewed orange and some sticky sweetness with slick finish. Medium body, high carbonation and sticky mouth - feel. A bit sweet and foamy.
Theydon_Bois (14996) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at the Bespin cloud network, thanks to Danny, 15/12/15.
Lightly hazed amber orange with a decent beige covering.
Nose is dark fruits, toffee, dates, fruit loaf, light spice, candied sugars.
Taste comprises sweet malt, candied fruit peel, faint spice, caramel.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the close and a boost for good measure.
Ok for style.
olsvammel (4942) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2015. Fruity and spicy smell. Similar taste, some dried fruit and toasted sugar. Light body. Easy to drink.