dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk - rich copper pour with a creamy tan head. Beautiful nose - Christmas spices but a definite plummy note too. Rich toffee palate, figs and plenty of raisin flavour. Warming but not boozy finish. Lovely stuff.
berkshirejohn (4571) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
275ml bottle picked up in Hastings for rating #2600 Copper coloured with a thin cream head; rich, fruity, Christmas Cake aroma; thick in the mouth with flavours of treacle, plums, apricots and cinder toffee; giving a dry, burnt sugar finish with warming alcohol. A beautiful sipper.
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Pours amber with a small off-white head.Aroma of malt, biscuits, berries, alcohol and caramel.Flavor is sweet and malty with some dried dates, biscuits, somewhat meaty, caramel and alcohol.Medium to full body, average carbonation.Nice warming beer.
planky84 (2113) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Bitter End, Bromley. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Very festive nose indeed. Raisins, figs, dates, prunes, treacle, plum pudding. Full on dark fruit action. Imposing flavours of plum pudding, dates, walnuts, raisins, crisp red apples, damsons and figs. Nice, smooth alcohol burn. Rich fruity finish. Tasty.
Stefano (1880) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colour with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Flavour is brown sugar sweet, with caramel, roasted malt, toffee and dark fruits. Very sweet finish.
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar and some fruityness.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
14th January 2008
Sumptuous brown ale with sweet rich malty toffee. Subtle fruit. Lip smacking and moorish.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is slight fruitbread, dark rum
Nutmeg. Appearance is still cognac. Flavor is gritty nutmeg and other indistinct spice. Dark rum and caramel pleases as it heats. Still much complexity seems washed out.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9.3 oz bottle, looks like flat cola. Aroma is sweet like fruit, heavy malt character. Spicy like a typical christmas beer. Taste is also sweet and spicy but not over the top. Palate is incredibly smooth and not overpowering. Overall solid offering, nothing too spectacular but does not disappoint. Great session beer, suited well for drinking on a cold Christmas day.
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle on 8/12/10. Dark chesnut and red colouring. Spice, grass, fruit and berries in the nose. Spicy, sweet taste and a lovely syrup finish.