murran (59) - - DEC 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body with a medium head. Quite complex taste that falls a bit short. Good but not great
lacyhead (20) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown, almost black, with a tan head containing bubbles of varying sizes. Head dissipates within a minute. Deep red colour when held up to a bright light. Aroma is chocolate with hints of molasses. Taste is lightly sweet changing rapidly to semi-bitter chocolate, and a spicy finish. Palate is OK. I have had this beer in previous years; not bad, but I would not rave about it.
MikeKeller (744) - Kemi, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systelmbolaget. Very dark reddish beer with a small beige head. Malty aroma has some plum and chocolate in aroma. Flavour has roasted malts with some plum. A bit strange brew.
neuromatt (1016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy chestnut with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant. The nose has coffee and roast malts, along with dry, porteresque earthy notes. The flavour is moderately sweet with a slight bitterness and big, herbal spicy notes. The finish is long and herbal, with a slight spiciness. On the palate it is medium in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice light, wintery English ale. The cask version is likely a fair bit nicer. 2012-12-24
Sdaniel90 (226) - Estado de México, MEXICO - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 500ml. Pours a deep, but clear dark brownish colour with a modest tan head. Aroma features a very pleasant sweetness with some nice coffee notes. Magnificent flavour, with a strong, robust body to match. Perfectly balanced, with a perfect, hop and alcohol finish. One of the best I’ve had from St Peters.
tadahster (112) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aged for almost two years.
Winey, roast, raisins, malt background, milk chocolate, hints of mocha, coffee, "light" as in not lingering.
Vighals (756) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sort med rødskjær med lys brunt skum. Vodka og kakaopulverlukt. Kakao også i smak, noe salt lakris. Tørr salt ettersmak, lite bitter og lite kullsyre.
arsol (406) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bortimot svart farge med lyst brunt skum. Aroma av sjokolade, stenfrukt. Godt med fylde og smaker noe fruktig og sjokolade. Ganske tørr i ettersmak.
chribban (152) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown to black with a beige head. Nose: Dried fruit, spice, brown sugar and dark bread. Taste: Medium sweetness, chocolate, fruity, raisin, lightly bitter at the end. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation. Great beer at this time of year!
thirstyrabbit (998) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a reddish hue. Weak aroma has dried fruit and caramel. Semi-bland taste of caramel and berries. Somewhat drinkable but has no character. Not as disappointing as their Christmas Ale that I had yesterday but just barely passable. Not a "winter warmer" in my book - I could session this on a hot summer evening and it would still feel watery.