JorgeLee (736) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in Draft House Charlotte. Ruddy brown beer with thin white foam. Very full flavour, nutty malt, bittersweet taste, lots of hops, spice - ginger - works well, not overly dominant. Long bitter finish. Great wintry pint.
Desverger (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask@The Meantime Old Brewery, SE London) Reddish amber/brown colour with almost no head at all. Aroma and taste of grainy malt, fruity hops and pine and the slight spice at the end is noticeable. Overall not bad (but less impressive compared to their "Summer" Meltdown for me. (D12)
niquillis (669) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Doric arch, Euston. Pours red brown, hints of Xmas spice. Little head, enjoyable.
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prawlie (861) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half pint on draught at the Nag’s Head in Reading. Dark amber/brown with a bubbly head. Scented, sweet licorice aroma. Bitter, a touch sour, spiced, floral hops. By no means bad, but not my sort of thing.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Half Moon, Windlesham - 24/12/12.
Clear chestnut brown with a thin off white head that clears to the edge.
Nose is spice forward, malts, cinammon, touch of wood, light sugars.
Taste follows, spice at the fore, clove, toffee, wood.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter spicy finish.
mr_h (1454) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Three Judges, Glasgow - clear amber red, bubbly white head, Christmas spices aroma, nice smooth easy to drink, mild spicy ness,
suprchunk (1402) - Heinsberg, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color. Small off-white head. No lacing. Malty aroma with a hoppy, spicy smell. More spice than anything. Taste is the same, but a watered down spicy taste close to a heather ale. Maybe juniper? Not the best winter warmer.
daniele (3783) - ITALY - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tonaca di frate poca schiuma media persistente naso speziato zenzero cannella un tocco di malto non amara
lusikka (4047) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ O’Hara’s, Tampere.
Pours a dirty copper colour without a head (surprise). Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, rosehip and bread. Skunky flavour of toasted malts, nuts, rosehip, some sour fruits and perfume. Really unbalanced. Light bodied, dry mouthfeel and a dry, nutty and slightly sour finish. Not good at all.
olio (4093) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ O’hara’s Freehouse, Tampere.
Pours clear copper colour with minimal head. Aroma of ripe fruits, cloud berries, grass and goose berry bujsh. Flavour of grass, mild fruits, caramel and goose berries. A bit too sour, probably lactic acid, fruity and quite bland.