jookos (2638) - FINLAND - DEC 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@5p. Red amber. Amber yeasty malts, slight raisiny caramels, sort of red berry. Bitterish, slight husky. Bit messy.
cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Stockbridge tap... Amber... Thin white lacing... Soft dry fruit.. Big spice nose... Soft fruits.. Dry toffee.. Dry roast... Light mellow spice
sic1314 (3818) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured reddish brown with a small off white head. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel malt. Light to medium body, flavour of nuts and ginger, sweet berries and malt.
Osprey87 (2061) - WALES - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Kings Tun JDW. Hazy dark amber orange, still, small white head, full lacing. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is tangy ginger, resin, nice enduring soft bitterness.
JoshRaburn (48) - - NOV 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ King’s Head, Waterloo. Seasonal bitter - low hopping for a Dark Star beer, dominated by malt flavours and the added spices, especially ginger. Very mellow.
Pyrmir (3559) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Horse & Stable on London vacation. Copper color with small off white head. Aroma of gingerbread, cardamom, pumpkin and toast. Taste is similar, spicy, pumpkin, cardamom, slight burnt notes and faint ginger. Too spicy for me.
Niall73 (1873) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Cock Tavern, Hackney. Pours a dark amber with a thin head. Mild aroma with a hint of sweet malt. Light to medium body, mild carbonation. Light cloves, all spice, gingerbread. A hint of berries too. OK.
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AdiBeer (1560) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: massive spice explosion, clove and other winter/Christmas spices. Appearance: dark amber, frothy small head. Taste: light to medium sweet. Palate: the spices again, sweetness, light bitters only, low carbonation. Overall: a very special Premium Bitter - not for every day, but on a cold evening not bad! Pint at the Cock Tavern, London.
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. A bright bronze coloured ale with a creamy head. Has a mid-ginger character throughout with an easy to drink nature.
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, amber tints, thin loose head; nutty, malty aroma; taste is gently toasted malts; struggled to detect much else at first, but over time it revealed a pleasant smokiness and some festive spice (cinnamon in particular); initially found it watery and gave it a 2.7, but enjoyed it increasingly and had a second half; but not enough of a grower to propel it above 3.3.