RichTheVillan (3439) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from at Cotteridge Wines; clear burnished amber pour with a huge frothy light tan head, toffee and nut aroma, caramel taste and a hint of orange, sweet malts, a hint of spice.
mr_h (3070) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by hand-pump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear copper, thin cream head, malt dominates a weak aroma, good patterned lacing, toffee with a late spicy hit, creamy, smooth, easy to drink
zacgillbanks (2527) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Red brown in colour with malt and fruity hop flavours followed by biscuit, slight sour red fruit and dryness on the finish.
Martin243 (795) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle provided at lunch with my nephew and family. (Thanks, John), poured into an English pint. Hazy reddish brown with an offwhite head. Spicy and berry aroma. Toffee malt and Christmas spice in the flavour. Sweetness balanced by a nice bitter finish. Nice festive ale.
dogbomb (966) - ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Christmas Eve. Dark reddish rusty ale. Off white creamy steady head. Aroma is mostly malt with a little hoppy grass and spice. In the mouth it's quite creamy and warm malts. A little toffee and then some nice spices. Not too heavy handed just a nice level to make it festive. A little clove, a hint of cinnamon. Rests easy on the palate with a nice warming level of spice. Very tasty.
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask at bow bar ... copper ... thin white heas ... soft toffee nose ...soft dull musty toffee ... na
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned gravity dispense Wig & Pen Northampton. A copper coloured beer with a ring of off-white head. A touch of cranberry like fruit in the nose but it’s quite plain otherwise. Drinkable and were it not for the fact that the stillage was outside in sub zero temperatures there might have been a really good beer in here.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Dark amber coloured. Grassy hops and general fruitiness in the aroma. Very dry and bitter flavour. Lingering hoppiness.