Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, - JAN 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2011 Original review 2006: Bottle. Pours a deep copper colour. Aromas of rich malts and caramel. Strongly flavoured beer - malty and sweet, but not as I had hoped, this tasted a little like burnt sugar, I suppose itís pasteurised. Not a beer I would want to revisit. (2.3)
New review 2011: Bottle. Brown colour, thin coffee head. Rich malty aroma, dried fruit. Decent body, medium sweetness, malty, slightly toasty, chocolate, berry fruit. Itís almost like a strong dark mild. Certainly better than last time so Iíll call the last bottle an aberration and ignore the previous score. (3.2)
deanso (4087) - 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 (3644) - 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 (2554) - 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 (614) - 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 (2076) - 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 Henglerís Circus, Glasgow - clear red brown, creamy beige head, roasted malt and fruity aroma, chocolate, toffee, bit of fruit, watery, prolonged chocolatey aftertaste
wimpyjoe (2249) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Excellent winter ale, full of fruits with a full bodied texture that is perfect for the season. Is deep copper in its colour with a small creamy head. Has a rich malty fruit nose, but also a nutty one, and the nuts linger for the aftertaste.
martinrumsam (442) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - 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.
BeerCast_Rich (1809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
[500ml bottle, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] Copper coloured pour, decent white head. Aroma slightly earthy, but plenty of toffee and fruit. A touch smoky on the palate, but mostly chocolate malt and fruit Ė not as thick and heavy as I was expecting. Some roast on the end Ė decent enough 
planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from the Bitter End Offie, Bromley. As flat as ancient manís view of the world pour, murky copper colour. Raisin, dark fruit, dates and some chocolate aroma. Chocolate, licorice and some coffee flavours. Tastes a bit odd. Nutty-malty aftertaste. Nasty.
Need to try this again just in case I got hold of a dodgy bottle.