zacgillbanks (2740) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4.6% bottle from York Beer & Wine. Copper coloured with chocolate and red fruity flavours followed by a nutty, malty, woody and spiced fruit finish.
SarkyNorthener (2557) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Dark chestnut beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts, a hint of smoke and burnt caramel. Decent enough.
jjsint (1057) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Pilgrims Progress (JDW), Bedford. 4.8% ABV. Translucent ruby brown, respectable amount of beige head. Light fruity chestnut aroma. Fantastic taste: sweet, with berries, figs and nutty malt in the finish. Light palette. Fair play to Rudgate, this is a ruddy good Christmas ale.
tdtm82 (822) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. 27th December, JDW spoons, Chelmsford. Standard bitter appeaeance. Glowing red and brown with white lacing. Aroma is very subtle. Dough, hey, grass, some butterscotch and toffee. Taste is chestnuts, roasted malts, wood, raisins, Wild berry. Astringency and not a fan of the yeast. Very watery and a pretty average bitter. Well made but really nothing to write home
RichTheVillan (3790) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at JDW Briar Rose; clear amber pour with a thin magnolia head, light fruit and toffee aroma, taste has fruit, caramel, some roast malt, a hint of spice, ok.
mr_h (3248) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask by hand-pump at Camperdown Place, Glasgow - clear deep amber brown, thin bubbly off-white head, fruity malty aroma, minimal lacing, sweet malty, plum flavour, nicely balanced easy drinking Christmas ale
s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber good white head. Aroma is fruity malts taste same long bitter finish good malts. Decent body. Decent stuff.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford. Poured a clear copper colour, with a dense white head. Aroma of berries, dried fruit and grain. Malty flavour, with caramel and a little grassy hop bitterness. Finish was toffee, biscuit and light spice.
madmitch76 (16572) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
6th January 2013
Bree Louise. Cask. Clear deep amber beer, no real head. Palate is smooth but there is no carbonation. Light tangy caramel, little dried fruits.A bit flat but tastes okay.
VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Colour is dark copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, hints of caramel, molasses, fruits and malts.