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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1407) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Nice ruby red that is bit hazy, great full creamy head bout one finger stays long.Looks inviting. Sweet malty aroma has bit nuts and wood, caramel, maöty dark bread. Full and creamy palate like velvet (real ale), soft carbonation, sweet, long tasty finish. Tasty and soft, good flavors.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16159) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13233) - 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 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9588) - 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
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7925) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (5673) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2011
Bottled. Pours clear, deep red, with an off-white head. Taste is lightly bitter, palate is light bodied, has a wet mouthfeel, finish is fairly dry and bitter. The aroma has a bit of grass, hay.

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