Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in the Standing Order. Pours clear amber, nose is dull toffee, floral, taste is sweet chewy toffee, floral.
dogbomb (968) - ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Dark ruby ale with a thin yellowish lasting head. Nose is damp pants with a hint of grapefruit. Taste is slightly old grapefruits and some Christmas spices. Pleasant and lighter than it is.
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the white lady. Pours amber, thick white head. Aromas of caramel, light orange. Taste is more of the same, light spice note. Clean enough finish.
Don2711 (158) - - DEC 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma a bit malty. Appearance amber. Taste weak but warm after a while on the palate. Overall sort of average. Warmth best feature. But this was weak.
SarkyNorthener (2388) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@briar rose, birmingham. Amber beer with residual bubbly head. Aroma is faint malts. Taste is malts, a touch of sweetness and coriander. Watery on the palate. Poor.
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear brown in colour, sweet aroma which is also found in the taste. Full bodied winter warmer with a modicum of flavour.
oh6gdx (20930) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (backlog). Reddish ambery brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, mild toasted malts, caramel, some spices and mild floral and raisiny notes. Flavour is sweet malts, mild toasted notes, some spices, ripe dark fruits, raisins and some slight floral biterness as well.
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First tasted this at the Hogshead, Paisley in December 1994. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby red in colour with a thin creamy white head. Light caramel and fruity malt in the short aroma. Creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a moist base of maltloaf with juicy sultanas, figs, cherries and redcurrants. Spicy hop resins add to the festive aftertaste with dryness. Finish is smooth and warming with a alcoholic vinous edge. One of the better festive ales out there.
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm, 10 Dec 2010) Dark ruby colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with toast, dried fruit, apricots and dark bread. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, toast, caramel and earthy hops in a fairly bittersweet finish. Slightly more than medium body. Quite nice.
berkshirejohn (4677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Claude du Vall (JDW), Camberley. Copper coloured with a tight cream head; aroma of sour cherries; sour cherry flavour with some soft caramel malts; and an unpleasantly acidic finish.