mike_77 (2659) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown colour. Aroma and taste of dark bittersweet malts. Very well balanced beer with a rich, warming finish.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to my sister for christmas. Pours a dark brown with mahogany flashes down the side of the glass. Smallish dense light tan coloured head. Fine lacing leaves as except the thinest film. Aromas of sweet light caramel, cinnamon and ginger and some light stone fruits. Very christmas like. Flavours are sweet thanks to all the malt with only feint hop bitterness to finish. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel with slightly resiny after taste.
Foffern (1038) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Veitafan. Pours a clear reddish brown colour with a small beige head. Careful aroma of some wood, leather, malt, rye bread, dried fruit and hint of chocolate. More pronounced flavour of the same but with a fruityness that feels a bit belgian. Nice. Has a slick mouthfeel, and a light bitterness. A balanced and good Christmas ale.
Jade (398) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee and caramel aroma. Clear dark brown, beige head. Definite English Ale, with smoky bacon touches. Nice.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is malty, almost almondy with a slightly fruity accent. Sweet character, a brown ale with nutty character and a touch of dryness in the finish.
davidm (1919) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Nice and malty. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, hint of cereal. Taste is sweet, with average duration. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head.
DrSilverworm (4727) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color, thin khaki grayish head. Fades a bit. Some lace. Nice nutty and chocolate nose. Good earthy hops complement the rich aroma well. Mostly bitter taste. Light spice. Medium body. Lighter carbonation. Solid british Christmas bitter. Flavorful and drinkable.
KnutAlbert (5708) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet.
Very dark ruby. Rich, malty and spicy. Very English. For cakes, puddings and nuts.
Vignale (1747) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En gammal recension från en julölsprovning 2008. En maltig stabil engelsk ale med karamellsmaker som matchas av en rejäl beska, även nötter och mandlar. Typisk UK-strong ale, så typisk att den inte sticker ut alls utan bara är bra helt enkelt. Len munkänsla.
Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deeper brown with an average beige head. Aroma is more heavy and malty, consisting of caramel, nuts, fig, and some slight spice notes. Roasted. The taste is pretty much what I was expecting from the nose. It is more nutty here and the I do get a bit more spice, especially at the end. The aftertaste is more nutty over everything else. It lasts awhile, but isn’t very strong. This is very smooth when drinking, with a medium body and some flatter carbonation. Nothing bad to report, although this one isn’t all that special.