anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.
madmitch76 (18155) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisO’s. Clear deep amber - red beer, decent pale cream cour head. Palate is airy and light, superfine carbonation. Airy malt, very light cream. Mild dark toffee streak. Spice kicks in, not too hot. Touch of dried fruits. Okay.
Travlr (15870) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Brown color, medium off white head. Aroma of cinnamon and brown bread. Taste is more cunnamon with cocoa and coffee in the background.
harrisoni (15066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Dark brown lasting beige head. Hp sauce aroma. Spice. It’s revolting. Not a good beer. Too spice.
Leighton (13985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the chriso May 2014 tasting - London. Vintage 2013. Pours clear, dark amber with a frothy white head. The nose has rich bread, toffee and nutmeg. Medium to big sweet flavor with sugary bread, light spices, toasty toffee. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish with nice toffee, holiday spices, fruitcake. Solid.
Oakes (13538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extra cheers to Kimchee for sharing this one! Dark burgundy-brown colour. Smokey nose with brown sugar and a slight cherry note. Lightish body is perilous. Smoke, spices, molasses...but silky and balanced. A different breed, but I liked it a lot.
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Pat. Dark brown pour with a thin khaki head. Nose is caramel, mild roast, and toasted grains. Slight cocoa and mushroom. A little bit of cinnamon and spice. Flavor is on the sweet side. A lot of caramel, cinnamon, and peppery spice. A bunch of toasted grain. Just a mediocre whatever beer.
Theydon_Bois (12731) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle during RBWG hotel lobby tasting night 1, 19/02/15 picked this one up at some small store in St Simons Island on the way down.
Rich chestnut brown with a decen tan covering.
Nose is nutty, spice, clove, toffee, nutmeg.
Taste comprises rich dark fruits, toffee, more nutmeg and spice.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok if a little harsh in places.
bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Waxed bomber from mixmasterob. Thanks man! Pours dark brown with a creamy/bubbly beige/tan head. Very spicy aroma. I get the cinnamon. Something else - but I am clueless about mace. Med + body. Flavor is dry, sort of dusty, with cinnamon and I guess mace. It’s a little bit chocolate, mildly roasted malt, and there’s more, but difficult to piece out. The flavor is strong, and there are several aspects. Tho malty it seems to be more dry than not. Not getting a lot of bitter, but guess the spice fills that role. Good winter ale.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(1 liter bottle, 2005 vintage, #578, courtesy of TChrome) Pours a dark brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of cocoa, alcohol, dark fruits, ginger, and pear. Flavor of malt, some dark fruits, and spices.