Brewed by Inveralmond
Style: Bitter
Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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Cask; Seasonal - December. Also available bottled.
A dark copper coloured Christmas ale, traditionally hopped with Fuggles and a hint of seasonal nutmeg and cinnamon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotty (1049) - SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2011
Attractive copper colour with a thick white head. Good spicy character to the fore, finish is fairly long lasting. Full bodied. Liked this a lot!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Copper color with a medium head. Light orange, biscuit and grainy aroma. Bready and grain dominant flavor. Very light spicing that becomes more pronounced as it warms, possibly allspice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8300) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2010
500 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized offwhite creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, spices and a bit of butterscotch. The taste is grainy malts, nutty notes, some toastiness, a bit of citrus and a spicy finish. Medium bodied. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3342) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 22, 2010
From a 500 ml Bottle. This poured a clear copper color with a large off-white head and sticky lacing rings. Nose caramel malts with some cinnamon. Body is medium with a soft mouthfeel like you get from hand pulled casks. Interesting how they manage to get this in a bottle. the flavor sweet caramel malts, some light floral hops, and again some spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Very tasty and well made winter seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2802) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Edward G Wylie, Glasgow - clear golden amber, large creamy off-white head, sweet malty aroma with a bit of fruit, excellent lacing, earthy, fruity flavour, oily texture, easy to drink, fruity aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2674) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2014
A nice Christmas beer with just a hint of the traditional spices. It still tastes like a beer and not some crazy egg nog like concoction.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Cask at the Standing Order. Rich, light caramel, cinnamon spice, sweet toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5010) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2010
500 ml bottle, kindly shared by my beerpal Olav. ABV 4.3%. Deep golden colour, moderate white head. Strong fruity and caramel aroma, also butterscotch. Flavour of malts, toffee and butterscotch. Moderate hops, hints of spices. Nicely balanced, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3212) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Pours a very pretty bright orange with a big fluffy off white head and good lace. The aroma of the beer is dominated by a nice fresh ginger aroma, but has a crackery dry malt character and some mild bright fruit. The flavor is very dry & slightly spicy with some pepper and mild ginger. The beer has a good bready dry malty character. Overall I really like this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LED40 (59) - SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2012
Xmas day. Copper in appearance with a thick head. Spice on the nose with cinnamon the most noticable. The taste is actually quite watery, with medium bitterness, caramel sweetness, cinnamon again on the taste and dark fruit. Not too carbonated but pleasant and easy to drink.

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