pintocb (641) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This didn’t impress. Too harsh, too young. Could have been a good session ale.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a cast poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Nice light malty flavor with a quick finish.
planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at NWAF, 2011. Dark amber pour with a white head. Floral nose with hints of heather, raisins, moss and toffee. Flavours of ginger, cinnamon, caramel. Spicy linger. Hoppy, spicy finish.
cgarvieuk (12238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at NWAF ... brown ... sweet cherry dark fruit ... little cinamon and ginger ... heavy spiced front ... light roast malts ... littlr clove ... littler christmas pudding ... little herby
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Clear copper body topped by beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, cinnamon, orange/earthy, light anise. Taste is moderately sweet, earthy/orange, cinnamon, some bread. Soft light-medium body.
hombrepalo (1714) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask @ Fountainheads. Poured a dark murky brown no frothy head. Aroma of sugars, cloves, nutmeg, malt, chocolate. Taste is similar, a bit overdone in the spices. The least fav of the night.
Travlr (9839) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Churchkey. Amber color. Very nice pine aroma. Taste is light bodied chocolate. Decent character.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Milk chocolate and toffee noise. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, with lots of chocolate, light roast, light dark fruit, and a touch of fruity yeast. Solid cask ale.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Sim rate (cask at the Euston Tap): Sweet, tangy and hoppy aroma. Plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and winter berries. Great looking beer with an inviting caramel colour and a head that just doesn’t give up. Flavour is full-on malt and a bitterness that lasts with its nutmeg and cinnamon spice. Really great beer. I could drink loads of this....if only we had an open fire rather than a space heater!
Leighton (8677) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. Dark garnet pour with a sturdy, white cream head. Malty aroma, with some cinnamon and other wintery spices, sugarplums, and hazelnut. Lovely, spicy flavor with perhaps nuitmeg and cinnamon, along with gingerbread, and faintly bitter lemon. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dries out a good bit in the finish, with lingering spices, some ginger tang, and sweet bread, along with modest bitterness. Better than decent.