Mr_Pink_152 (294) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seasonal guest ale at Ye Olde Talbot in Worcester. On the whole a nice drinkable beer.
s_hartshorne (649) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask 42 horbury. Mahogany beer good white head and lacing. Aroma is dark fruits and xmas spice. Taste is slight xmas spice not great. Medium body. Not the best a bit wierd!
dogbomb (863) - ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Dark copper with a thick offwhite head. Malt nose with spices. Thick and sweet and malty in the mouth with spice notes. A little tangerine and cinnamon. Finish is festive. Yum.
mike_77 (2735) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A well balanced seasonal bitter with only a light fruitness. Makes for a good session beer.
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: malts, caramel, winter spices. Appearance: dark amber, medium head. Taste: light bitter, elements of sweetness. Palate: light body, malts light sweetness again slightly biter. Overall: very drinkable Christmas Bitter. Pint at The Duke of Kendal, London.
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity dispense at the Quinns Head, Twickenham Stoop, 15/12/13.
Had a lit up collar even on the cask!
Clear dark amber/light brown with a moderate beige head that thins to edgeing.
Nose is dark fruits, toffee, tobacco, brown bread, brown sugar.
Taste carries less depth than the aroma with dried orange, bready malt, light spice and dark fruit.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry closure with light bitter notes.
Been a good few years since I’ve had this dull offering but a rate is a rate !
MissPxx (182) - - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite hoppy smell. Very dark in colour. Almost can't see through. Lovely taste. Hardly any aftertaste. Very drinkable
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gegwilson (637) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the Tapas Bar, Darlington. Quite sweet and fruity for a bitter. Strong biscuity notes. A decent session berr, but nothing particularly interesting or Christmassy about it.
DanielBrown (3629) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Prince of Wales, Birmingham city centre. Russet coloured, super smooth Xmas ale. Not massive flavour, but well done and drinkable. Some mulled notes, cinnamon etc.
jjsint (502) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The Ship, St Cuthberts Street, Bedford. Clear reddish-brown. Big but thin head, like kids’ shampoo. Astringency in the aroma, along with forest fruit. Taste is sulphur and astringency mixed with bittersweet. More complex than I would have thought; small slow sips are merited. Still, a bog-standard Christmas beer which is nice enough but fails to excite.