floydian1 (719) - FNQ Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Deep brown pour with a stable tan head that laces well. Nose of caramel, burnt brown sugar, dried dark fruits and a hint of nuttiness. Lovely smooth malty mouthfeel and taste without being too sweet. Low hop bitterness at the finish. A nice dark ale that knocks spots off Tooheys Old.
dornoy (699) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small head on a reddish body. Dark fruit hints, very good combination of bitterness ans sweetness, very drinkable. A pleasure at dinner!
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours lighter brown with near-white head that thins out quickly.
Nose is soft, light baked goods spices and faint chocolate.
Palate - some maple, roasted malt, light chocolate, and a hop dryness at the end to round it out. Very light in character overall. Nothing leaps out.
Easily a session beer as it is somewhat thin bodied and lighter in flavors.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Dark mahogany body is clear and radiant, with ruby highlights. Medium tan head retains well and deposits some sheet lace on the glass. Aroma is malty, lots of nuttiness, with herbal hints, cocoa, vague coffee, and some roast. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation. Somewhat thin. Tastes pretty good. Roasty and nutty malts, a hint of coffee and chocolate, herbal hops, fruity red apple, and what might be pine nuts. Bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
TorbenH (654) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
brown, clear, tan foam, roasty, nuts, bread, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a thick beige head that leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Quite a malty nose, chocolate, and light spices. Strong bitter flavor up front followed by a rush of thick malty sweetness. Finishes kind of dry.
Joakgust (588) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark deep red beer with a good brown head. Aroma is rather sweet with hints of fresh fruits and malts. Flavor is roasty malty with notes of coffee, nuts with a nice dark bitter chocolaty finished. Stands out from most X-mas ales in a pleasant way.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I adore this bottle and it’s label. Beautiful. When poured, the beer is dark red, almost black. Creamy head. Aroma of berries and chocolate. Some spices in thre flavor including cinnamon.
BarossaLuke (498) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colour. Raisins and light molasses aroma. Rich medium to full palate with lovely malt character, dried fruits choc and toffee.
imaragingbull (495) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. BB Mar 2013. Pours opaque, amber brown with average off white creamy head and decent lace. Aromas of nuts, pitted fruits, currants, toffee and toast. Sickly sweet almost with a light floral hop character. Medium body, medium carbonation. Chewy toffee complex body - nutty malt, a touch chalky with a sweetness balanced with certain bitterness lingering right through the semi sweet satisfying finish. Mineral like yeast character lingering.