chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at White Cliffs Beer Festival, February 2006. Amber coloured. Not very Christmassy. Sweetish, with some dusty hop character and touches of nuts & berry fruit. Lightish body. Clean mouthfeel. Solid but unspectacular.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Dover Festival 06: Amber with a beige head. Sweet caramel, toffee and balanced earthy hops.
DJMonarch (9173) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at the Great Western Hotel, Exeter 28/12/2002
Amber coloured strong in alcohol and slightly rich on the palate. Some sour fruit flavour. Lasting malt finish.
imdownthepub (12590) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Conditioned, aged 3.5yrs. Red amber with lacing white head. Full flavoursome rounded beer with rich malty base. Plenty of rich fruit and nutty flavours balancing a drying finishing bitterness. Worth aging this beer for a while, good results.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber colour with medium sized head. Malty with balancing bitterness. Medium bodied and highly drinkable due to it’s balanced simplicity!?!
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Beers of Europe shop near Kings Lynn, Bottle conditioned.
A dark amber / mid-Brown colour.
Nice dry-ish malty taste. Quite "warming" & Biscuity.
skortila (5098) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth sweet smell; malty and fruity. Clear, reddish-orange coloured with a thin white head. Taste is sweet, very nutty and bitter in the end. Bitter and smooth palate. Nutty taste remains. Quite decent brew, above expectations!
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep bronze hue with virtually no head. Brandy and toffee nose. Nutty, malty taste with toffee flavours a little thin and watery. Disappointing.
RichardGretton (4564) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flat looking standard ale with a standard English hopped beer aroma. Very watery flavour with a bitter finish. Overall a poor version of a basic English ale.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep amber colour, soft modest white head that had dissipated by the end. Beautiful hop aroma with a strong malty backbone to it. This has a sweat, succulent blend of malts and definitely fulfils the expectations that the label ‘winter warmer’ put forward. I know it was good because despite my best efforts I’d drunk the lot before finishing the rate.