SaintMatty (5180) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Maidenhead Inn JDW, Basingstoke) - Copper coloured. Caramel, dried fruit and dates in the aroma. Fruity and moderately hoppy taste with raisins, dates and caramel detected.
Theydon_Bois (8100) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Shakespeares Head, Holborn, 30/12/13.
Dark amber with a moderate off white head.
Nose is light spice, berry fruits, bread dough, cake mix.
Taste comprises dark berry fruit, light gingerbread, toffee, spice.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bittering in the closure.
mr_h (2799) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by hand-pump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear amber brown, thin creamy head, spicy herbal malty aroma, excellent film of lacing, Christmas spices prominent in the flavour, creamy malty backbone, sweet leading to a sharp bitter finish
Stuu666 (2008) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Standing Order. Dark brown, caramel and toffee on nose, thin and watery, sweet caramel taste.
witthatsbier (220) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
cask at counting house glasgow
a yeasty sweet bitter(yuk) surely a bitter should be bitter
poor poor almost undrinkable
OwainTurner (305) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Conditioned on tap at JDW. Gorgeous in the glass bitter with lovely soft head leaving a generous clean lace. Aroma is indistinct. Mouth is incredibly smooth and easy. Taste of fruits, slighty bitter. Nice but nothing special.
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 09/12/13. A dark brown coloured beer with a tight white head and lace. Very malty and fruity. A hint of spice suggesting Christmas but the sweetness really does dominate. Picks up as it goes on and it is fairly nice.
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at poste of stone (jdw), stone. Pours red brown, dark fruits with a good dash of hops make a pleasant Xmas ale
BeerViking (2425) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cark at the Kings Tun JDW, deep brown with coarse lasting head and aromas of malt and toasted orange. Full bodied, slightly tart dark fruit, a little fruitcakey spice and burnt caramel, touch of otoffee, very nice winter beer.
SarkyNorthener (1788) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Dark amber beer with small head and some lacing. Taste is malts, fruit,Orange, ginger and coriander. Decent and a little interesting.