Foffern (1301) - 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.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - dried fruit, chocolate and caramel
A - brownish-red with thin head
T - light sweet with strong alcohol and bitter
P - mid to full and soft
O - good
danielyabu (1252) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
small frothy offwhite head. flat brown thin body. aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, moderate malt. if: light bitter moderate sweet. ff: moderate bitter sweet; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. amargor lupulo, dulçor chocolate. 100s
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, nice rich malt hoppy aroma, dark ruby-red colour, brown foam, clear, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, rich taste nice balanced ...awesomefull body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter, cool beer. I want more than one
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. To paraphrase Baldrick from Balckadder’s Christmas Carol, ’It come from the shop, it said its piece, and then it sodded off’. I like a winter ale to have a little life in it, this was smooth and well balanced indeed, but I’d have liked a little more to be made of its nuttiness. An unremarkable dark beer.
Holmen2 (1227) - NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a hint of red. Clear. Not much head. Aroma of dark toffee. Still refreshing and well balanced. A decent attempt of a Yule ale from the UK.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
medium brown with thick and frothy white head. nose of pale chocolate and low crystal malt. firm bitterness for the style before a ton of low crystal, pale chocolate, and perhaps some brown malt with a lot of english yeast character. a nice fermantation profile without much residual sweetness. the taste is of a more bitter brown porter. very nice
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish amber with a light tan head. Has aromas of caramel, spice, and some fruit. Has a light roastedness with some fruit and spice are in the flavor.
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL bottle from Beers of Europe poured into a Belgian beer goblet. Very dark, with little head. A smooth and pleasant stout.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - APR 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy malty aroma. Huge creamy light brown head. Excellent lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Clear amber body. Heavy sweet initial flavor with a light smoky taste. Medium to full palate.