sneevel (71) - - NOV 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark copper brown. Aromas of dark malt and some hops. More interesting in the mouth with some bitter chocolate, nuts, rye bread, and more dark malt. Good balancing hops, and very dry and crisp. Good English style Christmas beer.
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad beer. Slightly above average. Probably won’t get it again because there are better beers out there.
eusou9 (67) - - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy and flower aroma from a brown body and tan creamy head. Bitter sweet balanced, and works perfectly with salty cheese.
King_Dean (63) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep mahogany pour. Thin tan head. Sweet malty. Nutty aroma. Dark fruit, mollases, nuts on the tongue. Smooth warm finish. Low bitterness.
A2kenCdaisyC (51) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
mighty fine English ale-ruby/brown beauty with modest aroma off white foamy head and nice lacing all the way down-rich malt and perfectly hopped balance
Get these while they are around-not real easy to find here in Mich
crippledbrewer (45) - - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a nice dark brown with a dense off white head. Aroma was sweet,spicy with light wood and nuts. The palate was soft and it seemed to embrace the tongue. The flavour is quite sweet with notes of caramel and fruitcake with a dry bitter roasted malt finish. This is the first Christmas beer I have had that is light bodied enough to work in Australian summer conditions yet still have a respectable amount of flavour.
markfield81 (42) - adamston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not real crash hot i could think of better ways to pass the time like drinking my own urine
mydogjet (39) - - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is a gorgeous dark brown with a lingering off white head. Smells off coffee and even some pine. The coffee carries over on the palate with a bitter bite at the end. Lovely beer
pals (17) - DENMARK - DEC 27, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown, almost black with a thick white head. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate and liqourice. Gentle and smooth, tastes sweet but with a strong liqorice hint and a long medium bitterness in aftertaste. Perfect for the cold, winter nights.
scottkelly (13) - Somerset West, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice dark color resembling coffee. I get mixed aromas from nutty, to banana, to licorice, and even a bit of plum. There is a bit of body and its also quite smooth. Bready with a slight nuttiness. Would definitely be a cold weather beer.