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Brewed by Titanic (UK)
Style: English Strong Ale
Stoke-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Cask: Seasonal - October to January. Available Bottle Conditioned as Christmas Ale.
This sweet malty winter ale has a port-like aroma, oranges and lemons play around the edges of the tongue whilst dried fruit and cinnamon drive home the wonderful warming effect, the walnut aftertaste completes this slice of Christmas time in a glass.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8692) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
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 !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8083) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2005 As Titanic Christmas Ale. Bottle conditioned. Brewed in 2004, bottled in 2005 (according to the label). Deep mahogony in colour, no head. Aromas are winter fruit with tobacco and a fair amount of smokiness. Also, mollasses and mellow berries. Flavours are soft berries with medicinal, herbal notes. Has a sweet, dark syrup base, mollasses with some earthy woodiness. Sweet, spicy and herbal on the finish. It certainly tastes Xmassy. Quite mouth numbing in its alcohol - or warming. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2010
BC, 7.6%, Beers of Advent day 5. Dark ruby with a slender cappuccino collar. Juicy mulled orange, berries, apple strudel aroma with a hint of Flemish sour and cinder toffee as it warms. Fine and syrupy with a suggestion of oak, lots of mulled berries and orange peel swimming about, earthy apple peel yeast, the glow of alcohol and a balanced malty aftertaste cushioning the heat and finishing bitterness. Quite acidic and yeasty; a sprinkle of cinnamon, but not overdone. Good, but had to share- a whole bottle would be a struggle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle from the Rake. An amazing bright ruby colour but no head at all. Nice creamy alcohol and cakey malt. Chunky dark fruit and a pleasing liquidice note. Straight forward but very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6443) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
On gravity at the Tewkesbury winter beer festival, 7/2/2014. Deep, reddish-amber with a slight, off-white head. Citrus hops, tangerines, mincemeat, cinnamon and a warming finish. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6157) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 22 Nov 2013) Dark reddish amber colour with brief, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, dried fruit, orange peel and a touch of cinnamon. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, dried fruit, orange peel, citrus, hints of cinnamon and a sweet, vinous finish with a generous spicy bitterness. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Complex, tasty and quite strong, but still in excellent balance. Lovely beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5873) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
Bottle from Superbest Hellerup. Red/Brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops, caramel, spice and roasted malt.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (5745) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle .Pours reddish brown with a small off-white head.Aroma is malt , berries , grassy hops and lot’s of fruitiness.Flavor is sour red berries,lemon ,sweet malt and fruitiness.Medium body,soft carbonation.Not very well balanced and kinda weird.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle at the rake with mes, ian and chris. Alround rating: The cad pulls one out the bag with his super power exstreme memory that others can only marvel at. Big ruby malt character, rich fruit cake, a bit yeasty, no hops. Alround a good effort.


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