sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Poured a deep, ruddy brown with a two-finger, fading beige head leaving a soapy lace. Cinnamon, clove, crunchy roasted malts and red fruit aromas. Cinnamon and clove again on the tongue with red berries and sambuca-esque herbal notes. A lingering ashy, coffee bitter finish prevails in each sip. Light to medium body, dark malt and spice finish, medium carbonation. Could do with more thrust in the mid-palate as the spice overpowers the base beer somewhat.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 vintage. Good as black with an uneven, yeast-fuelled beige collar. Apple peel, clove, maybe sarsaparilla on the nose lurking behind roast, yeast extract and mocha. Slender roast, coffee, blueberry like undercurrents dusted with non-specific spice, maybe clove or grains of paradise. Something of a muted dubbel feel about it, pumped up with BC yeast and not overdone with spice.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a ChrisO Tasting - London. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, foamy head. Big ’winter spice’ aroma. Medium sweet, spicy with cinnamon, light leaves, some bread. Light to medium bodied with average, very smooth carbonation. Light dryness to finish, plenty spicy, more cinnamon, some nutmeg. Very solid winter/Christmas-style beer.
stravale (1700) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tomlinsons, Inverness 071212
Chestnut brown, off white big fizzy head, dissipates to thin layer, over carbonated, some lacing
Aroma - Strong cinnamon and nutmeg, underlying vegetative smell, some dark malt
Taste - Strog cinnamon, nutmeg, bit of clove, over spicy, some dark caramel malts, hint of dark fruits, rather unbalanced, not a fan of this
Palate - Medium carb and body (after carbonation has settled down), quite creamy but without the background of malt flavour to back it up, spicy palate, still too fizzy. Finish - over dry, rapid strong spicy finish
Overall - Overcarbonated, rather unbalanced, the underlying beer seems rather dull and it has been overspiced to compensate. Didn’t work for me.....I tipped half the bottle down the sink
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy, cola, mint, chrsitmas spices. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, christmas spices, cola, cinnamon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
TheJestersBeer (1876) - SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, deep copper, with an off-white head.
Spicy, malty aroma, cloves, cinnamon, caramel, toffee, chocolate, ginger.
Semi-sweet, medium body and bitterness, lively CO2.
Spicy, slightly acidic taste, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, malt, caramel, chocolate.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is rather spicy, some toffee and mild liquorice and roast. Flavour is spicy, mild toffee, some slight herbs and quie pleasantly balanced maltyness.
imdownthepub (9167) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Notcutts Garden Centre, Oxford. Black with ruby hue, cream head. Aroma is quite spicy which follows on to the beer, cinammon & nutmeg were the dominant spices for me on a slightly sweet, liquorice malty body. Lasting and fairly decent.
gowdy (643) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s house. caramel, black, minimal head, light sweetness, medium body, creamy.
cgarvieuk (12239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... dark black ... no head ...soft licorice spiced roast malt nose ... sweet roast ... big big spice ... overwhelming spice while not destroying the beer... ok