sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. A deep ruby colour in the glass with a creamy but fading one-finger, light tan head on the pour. Dried fruits, lightly dry berries, gently roasted malts and spice on the aroma. Raisin, prune, choccy & roasted malts with a subtle fruity tang in the mid-palate. Medium body, crisp and medium carbonation. A moderately lingering bittersweet finish. Well balanced and structured nicely on the palate.
Sdaniel90 (204) - 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 (95) - 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 (414) - 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 (198) - 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 (87) - 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 (854) - 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.
jamestulloch (829) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wholefoods. Dark brown body with a faint beige head that quickly fades. No lacing. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, dark fruits and a hint of spice. Flavour of caramelised sugar, brown bread and a suggestion of Christmas pudding. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. A nice warming beer for a cold winter’s night.
nazzty (744) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Full-bodied and bready with slightly burnt flavors and dried fruit. Good finish with a nice bitterness.
Superman75 (172) - - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Riktigt bra............................................... via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Freaky_tiki (290) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Third pour I’ve had tonite that says ’winter ale’ on the label (2 from England, 1 from Canada) & this is the most interesting & enjoyable. Pours darker than expected with a thin cap that fades faster than my paycheque this time of the year. Aroma is bursting malt & sweet fruit. Flavour is deep: starts with an explosion of malt & dark fruit & fades to an almost salty hop bitterness. Nice.