Brewed by Moles
Style: English Strong Ale
Melksham, England


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Seasonal - Winter.
Available during the coldest months, this is the 'Winter Warmer' to brighten even the greyest days!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2010
Bottled@Kittys, Helsinki. Deep copper colour, small head. Aroma is diacetyl, some buttery notes as well as alcohol and mild caramel. and dark fruits. Flavour is quite similar in a dry grassy and hayish notes. Not very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2010
Bottled 500ml @William K, Tennispalatsi (BB 10/2011)
Dark ruby color, small beige head. Nutty, caramelly aroma. Medium bodied. Flavor is caramelly, some licorice (cough syrup) candies, nuts and then light spicey bitterness in the finish. Very English ESB-like beer, not very Christmasy, but pleasant.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (14098) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2008
Cask (Kitty’s, Helsinki) end of barrel. Deep brown. Sour, not in a good way. Lots of promise though. Tastes like it’s got bucket-loads of flavour. Sweet, fruity, and malty. Would like to have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13390) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2008
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury. Chestnut to ruby with slight white head. Fruity, nutty beer that shows its alcohol in a burning medicinal way. Malty with hints of aniseed, moving to sweet on the close. A more challenging beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
Cask, handpump at the Woolpack, Banbury, Oxon 20-12-08 Pours dark brown with white head. Malty, fruity beer, touch of sourness, drinks quite well for the abv. Little bit sweet and can become a little tiresome after a while. A5 A4 F6 P3 OV12 3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Bag ONails, Bristol 22/12/08. Chestnut coloured with a frothy off-white head. Candied fruit, caramel and marzipan aroma. Flavour was similarly sweet, with plenty of toffee and a contrasting earthy hop finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2005
Striking ruby colour. Aroma is fruity and herbal, with some dark malt, licorice, chocolate and a vinous edge. A hint of sweetness early on the palate, becoming woody and relatively dry. More licorice and medicinal notes. Slightly sharp finish. Lasting dry, bitter aftertaste. Tending towards an old ale in style. Quite impressive. Bright bottled from cask (gravity dispense) at Chelmsford Beer Festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (5734) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Colour is cloudy copper with small foamy white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness, syrup, some nuts and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2004
Cask@The Evening Star, Brighton. Light green apple, with some toffee, caramel, and some subtle clovey spice, quite smooth and innofensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Sampled from cask (gravity dispense) at 6th Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival 2005.
Thin off-white head, dark brown body. Fruit, grass and some toffee in the aroma. Fruity and malty flavor. Dry and rather thin bodied. Fresh but really nothing special.

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