tombyars (1356) - Saltcoats, - DEC 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in December 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Opaque orange amber in colour with a thin off white head. Slight note of wine gums and cloves in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts give a fiery, almost gingerbread like base with notes of cloves, black pepper and nutmeg prickly in the mouth. There is also a swet glycerine fruit note of redcurrant jam also present. Hint of hop resins in the brief peppery aftertaste but difficult to make out against the Christmas spices in the background. Finish is malty with warming port and orange peel notes evident. A decent winter warmer and recommended.
AshtonMcCobb (2542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Malt Shovel.
Appearance - toffee coloured and nice head.
Nose - cinnamon and toffee.
Taste - quite heavy on the cinnamon but good toffee sweetness and some biscuit spice on the finish.
Palate - medium bodied with a rich texture and a fairly fresh finish considering.
Overall - good ale and a bit different.
gowdy (730) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint on Cask from the merchant bar in Glasgow. A little amber coloured. Medium consistency.
jd543 (398) - SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2013 Red with an off-white head. Tastes like Christmas. Thatís not necessarily a good thing. Itís a bit spicy, some cinnamon, orange peel... I donít know, brandy? It just tastes like a Christmas pudding. I donít really like Christmas pudding. Nah, itís different, but I canít like this one.
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (gravity) @ Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2013, at the University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England CB2 1RX.
Clear medium to dark red brown color with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy, cinnamon - christmas spices. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, spicy - christmas spices, cinnamon, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravicask (CWAF2013, Thurs)
Hazy, ruddy orange. Aroma of mixed peel and a little cinnamon. Tastes the same, but maybe a bit messy. Burps of orange. Nope, it burps of mixed peel. Subtle gentle mixed peel. Quite pleasing.
Fin (7409) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity at Merton Winter Beer Festival, 17th & 18th February 2012 Brown in colour with a slim light beige head, touch of haziness. Touch spicy with a distinct Chruistmas spicy feel to it, little powdery in the mouth and with a light bitterness. Bit of a one trick pony but not a bad one. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov13 3.2
imdownthepub (10226) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer Fest í12. Hazed Amber with cream head. Straight in to a slightly odd spicy flavour, corriander and a hint of chilli without the heat, maybe some clove. Mid roast malts, some bitterness but the spice dominates somewhat.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at The Blue Blazer. Pours a golden - amber colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of spiced pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Similar spiced pumpkin flavours with some chocolate and roasty malt also. Quite complex and very tasty with a dry finish and moderate carbonation. Also fairly bitter.
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask in standing order ... copper thin white head ... cinamon spice ... light toffee malt nose ... juicy soft mellow malts ... clear but mellow cinamon back ground all told quite nice ...