GregClow (2797) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Bright and clear reddish-copper with a small creamy white head. Mellow aroma of toffee, barley candy and subdued orange peel hops. Medium bodied, pleasant on the palate. Flavour follows the aroma - decent balance of caramel malt and orange peel, with a suggestion of ground ginger in the finish. A nice enough beer, but a bit plain for a Christmas ale, and nowhere near as complex as the commercial description claims.
hackobock (665) - SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber with a minimal off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel, nuts, raisins, vinous. Taste is sweet caramel, light bitter, finish is vinous with some dried fruits and light alcohol. Light/medium body, smooth carbonation.
gegwilson (225) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut coloured witha white head. Quite sweet and fruity. Very nice beer with notes of caramel, sherry and raisin.
richc (234) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma has strong likeness to raisin bread with a strong dried fruit note and a cakey breadiness backed by a hint of spice. Flavour adds a hint of bitterness and a gentle sweetness. A good beer if not an amazing one.
Scopey (4615) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at some random Sheps pub in Kentshire. It pours clear amber with a medium off-white head. The nose is earth, toasty, caramel, candy and light spice. The taste is caramel, toasted sugar, wood, plenty of alcohol, spice, earth, chewy malt and candy with a dry, warming finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty dull and not depth whatsoever. Alcohol seems to dominate. Not great at all...
BeerSkull (1070) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle). Fruity aroma with hints of malt, grassy hops and spices. Taste of caramel malt, butterscotch and vanilla with sour and dry bitterness in the finish, prominent taste of alcohol. The scent is okay but the taste is miserable!
Eirikur (351) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Raw hoppy nose.
Nice copper colour, very little white head, fainting rather quickly.
Wonderful taste ... Malty, spicy and .. rich.
Brew is well balanced, malty and hoppy lingers the mouth after swollowing.
Very nice brew.
Vighals (413) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
klar gylden brun med hvitt skum. Karamell, brunt sukker og maltlukt.lett søtlig, medium bitter, medium kullsyre
Philym (338) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Raisin, fruity, vinous, floral, candied fruit, pepper, bread, spiritous and note of caramel.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness and sourness with medium bitterness.
Palate: Thick rough texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, dry, sweet bitter fruity and peppery lingering finish.
Comments: Very nice and glass lace.
Pringao_Toribi (152) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great version of the streamline ale, hoppy and fruity, with a interesting strength and a longing sour aftertaste
stefannilssons (1184) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Det här var en rätt juste sak med en kraftfull smak som bar toner av malt, råsocker och dov fruktighet. Kroppen var stabil och balansen närvarande.