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Brewed by John Martin
Style: Scotch Ale
Genval, Belgium
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Created in the thirties, Gordon Xmas initiated the tradition of Christmas brews.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2006
1. Bottle at the Metropolitan Centre, Bury 24/11/2001 Mid brown coloured and strong in alcohol with a honey sweet flavour. Smooth on the palate. 2. On Tap at the Borough Arms, Crewe 17/04/2005 Mid brown coloured and strong in alcohol. Spicy and fruity cherry aromas. Warming slightly dry malt finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Bottle, 33cl. Clear red/brown pour. Caramely, cofee flavor. I didn’t enjoy this very much.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
[bottle from beers of europe] aroma is of dundee cake, port, raisin, spicey. full body, finish is sweet and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2006
Bottle. Clear dark brown, with small off-white head. Distinct, smooth mocha aroma of fresh, dark roasted coffee and chocolate, with something like slightly sourish port in the background. Sweet malts and dark fruit dominate flavor, with a slightly hoppy alcoholic finish. Smooth. Very light carbonation. Yummy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabjork (688) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown with a minor white head. Aroma of mocha. Tha flavour is sweet with a scent of roasted coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (24580) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2005
Bottled (8.8%). Dark amber colour with small beigeish head. Aroma of alcohol caramel and some malts. Also some plummy hints. Flavour is plummy sweet with some sour hints. Plummy aftertaste. Hides alcohol well, palate is a bit sticky, but still pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 27, 2005
Bottle, 33cl. Very good appearence. Dark brown with red hints. Beautiful beige head that leaves a nice lace. Aroma is roasted malt and brown sugar. Flavour is very strong, specially the alcohol notes. This one is a very robust beer but it lacks a little of complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2005
33 cl bottle. No yeast in bottom. Dark amber/brown colour with a laces rocky head. Aroma of sweet caramel, spice and some alcohol. Pleasant flavour of sweet malt combine with spice and a little bitter finish, ends up with a warm feeling from the alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2005
Bottle. Dark colour. Aroma of honey, hops, dark fruits and alcohol. Sweet caramel flavour, more light bitterish finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (8592) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2005
Draught. White head. Very dark. Caramel aroma amd stramgely a hint of liqorice that you cannot taste. . Caramel/black currant flavor. A sweet though nice surprise. Take care.


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