Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (as Titanic Christmas Ale - 7.4% ABV) at pre Xmas tasting, thanks to Leighton 21/12/12.
Clear mid brown with a thin off white head that soon bades farewell and heads to the edge of the glass.
Nose is toffee, touch of booze, wood, dark fruits, raisens.
Taste follows, dark toffee, sugars, dark fruits, malt.
Medium bodied with bite, smooth on the palate, soft carbonation.
Not being a lover of the ubiqitous ’Christmas Ale’ I was pleasantly surprised by this one - not bad at all !
gunnfryd (12307) - 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.
Christian (11722) - 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
thewolf (11440) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Pours deep brown with a nice, small, creamy, yellowish head. Very sweet aroma with milky caramel, some grass, light nutty. Low carbonation, lovely oily mouthfeel. Flavour is slightly harsh actually. A little metallic. Some viniousness. Otherwise heavy on the caramel, nuttiness, lightly roasted notes and quite a heavy hoppy bitterness in the finish. A tad weird but fairly drinkable.
HenrikSoegaard (11436) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Powerfull bitter spicey flavor. Long nice moderate bitter fruity finish. Creamy palate. I really like this beer.
Pinball (11337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear amber, smooth white head.
faint aroma, hops, caramel a little bitterness.
flavor is malty sweet, toffee, honey, flowery sweetness,
imdownthepub (11294) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, from York Beer & Wine. Clouded red brown with slight head. To be fair, it was a bit of a wreckage this one. Fruity, spiced, nutty with some roastiness but a bit of a miss match with flavours at angles to the body of the beer. Having said that its quite drinkable and full.
FatPhil (10724) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (Utobeer, London)
Deep red, brief head. Sweet chocolat cakey aroma, plenty of treacly sweetness. Sweet smooth palate, carbonation pleasant. Big bold sweet taste packed with roasted malts, and with a really burnt bitter bite. Definitely a spicy bent, but not in an overpowering or gimmicky way. Alcohol well covered. Finish pleasantly bitter, not just hoppy, but also burnt.
madsberg (10684) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Clear. Dense light brown head. Sweet and fruity aroma with notes of berries and spice. Flavour of berries, spice, sweetness and herbs. Medium bodied. Herbal and sweet bitterness in the end. Quite nice.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s hazy, beautiful red mahogany with a creamy head and the aroma has notes of malt, caramel and tart berries. The flavor is moderately sweet with notes of malt, citrus, slightly tart berries, caramel and the finish is rather dry, probably because of the cinnamon, that I do not find as a note. The aftertaste is long.