Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Cave, as Titanic Christmas Ale, 7.6% ABV. A small fountain when opening. Hazy dark copper colour, huge off-white head. Nose is yeasty, spicy, candy sugar. Flavour is malty, sour fruits, spices, nutty, some tartness, slight alcoholic, sweet caramel. Fruity and sour finish. Medium bodied. Lots of things going on here, but not sure if balanced.
mcberko (10562) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Wellington in Birmingham, pours dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma of light brown sugar and toffee. Flavour is much more full-bodied than the nose suggests, with toffee, burnt caramel and earthy hops. Full-bodied palate - malt heavy initially, with a hop finish. Very nice.
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Havnens vin og tobak. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are dried fruits, orange, nuts, caramel, malt and hops.
gunnfryd (13324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, roasted malt, caramel, spices. Flavour is hop, caramel, alcohol, roasted malt, spices, berries. Medium to full body. OK/ Nice beer.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a clear and brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, cinnamon, anis and cloves. The flavor is very close to the nose. The palate is spices, bitterness and alcoholwarmth. Overall the beer has an odd bitterness.
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe as ’Christmas Ale’. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Toffee, caramel and dark fruit aromas with some port like qualities in the nose. Grapefruit, pineapple and candied peel flavours. Whole fruit mouthfeel. Rich, warming Christmas beer.
Christian (11981) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep red amber with a lasting off-white head. Fruity and spicy aroma with a hnt of funk. Dry and slightly tart malty flavour with caramel and chocolate, some fruit and spice and a mild roasted finish
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ Liva , Kolding. Pours amber copper with a creamy white head. Spices and alcohol. Quite heavy. Sitcky and oily. Hot alcohol. . . Off.
Borup (8935) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Superbest Hellerup. Red/Brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops, caramel, spice and roasted malt.
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
[500ml bottle (Titanic Christmas Ale), The Bottle, York] Where to start with this one? Great hopes reading the label tasting notes quickly vanished amidst an uncomfortably bitter beer. Almost a lambic-like sharpness, overwhelming flavours of blood orange and grapefruit, some cinnamon but really nothing good at all to recommend it. Either ours was off (although it had a two year shelf-life), or it was extremely badly balanced. Doesn’t really matter, I’ll not be trying another