martinrumsam (450) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, - NOV 6, 2012
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Nasty. Maybe a bad one. Pours totally flat murky brown. Aroma is some malt and old leaves. Taste is unpleasant sourness Must have been a rogue bottle but judging by other reviews I am not alone.
leebotton (121) - - FEB 23, 2014
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Foggy dark red brown colour with a thin white head. Very cerealy black malt aroma, nothing special jumping out. Strange, almost ’green’ taste. Bottle may have been ’skunked’ as it were. Otherwise, some generic black malt flavours, not much else. A poor beer.
culchiem (2224) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Ruby with a thin head. Toffee and sour nut aroma. Flavor is toasted toffee, nut with a strange fizzy ale base. Light bitter nut finish
SaintMatty (4521) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Guide Dog, Southampton) - Dark brown in colour. Malt, dried fruit and caramel in the aroma. Caramel, nuts, raisins and berries in the taste.
allmyvinyl (1938) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from appellation wines. Hazy chestnut brown, thin white head. Toffee aromas, some nuts, caramel. Taste has more caramel sweetness, light bitter. Bit thin, but ok.
deanso (4508) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle sampled from Gouda Winterbier festival.
I also think it was off. Almost no carbonation. Clear burgundy pour. Drain pour.
kermis (4205) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle sampled at Gouda Winterbier festival. It must have been off given other reviews. Pours clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chlorine, garbage and damp with a flavour just as bad. Drain poured before analyzing any further. Truly dreadful.
goozen (2680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle at Winterbierfestival. Gouda: Dark golden coloured brew thats very horrible, but this beer can be bad there also good and high ratings. Maybe an re-rating if i get the hands on a bottle on a later time.
Martin243 (671) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Brown with a thin white head. Almond toffee aroma. Spruce, mild spice, and brown sugar flavours with a briny seaside note. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Pleasant.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - DEC 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Simply quaffable. Straight forward winter bitter. Dark and malty, slight vinous depth, figs and a little bit of smokiness. Could be a Christmas session beer.
mr_h (2322) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear red brown, creamy beige head, roasted malt and fruity aroma, chocolate, toffee, bit of fruit, watery, prolonged chocolatey aftertaste