Beersiveknown (4224) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@theydon-bois tasting. Rich spicy tracle pudding, quite sweet red-amber, touch of cara astringency 7.4%
AshtonMcCobb (4135) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a lovely mahogany with a nicely proportioned head. Looks great! The nose has a hint of cheese, some old dusty cellar. The taste has malt, spice, honey and a dry malty finish. The palate has a medium body with a big malty texture and a dry malty finish. Overall, a nicely balanced and well made 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.
tommann (3030) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at 7.4%. Pours a very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is bready, nutmeg, other Christmas spice and a little coffee. Taste has spice and coffee to start. Bready finish with some coffee on the aftertaste.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2014. Poured a clear amber, with a rocky off white head. Aroma of fruit salad sweets, caramel and cooked fruit. Flavours were a total mess of spice, grass, Xmas pudding, grain and copper. Finish was toffee, malt and unripe fruit. Absolute overkill.
planky84 (2526) - , 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.
evergreen0199 (2518) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at White Horse Old Ale fest 2013, Parsons Green, London. A dark red/copper coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Port like, fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, dark fruit, oranges, slightly sweet.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Nelson Wines. Deep amber / brown. Fruity nose. Rich malt, stewed fruit and warming alcohol in the mouth and a smooth rich palate. It goes down surprisingly fast! Nice stuff.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Dispensary, Liverpool. Murky brown colour with a thin lingering tan head. Aroma was dark fruit, sweet malt and spices. Similarly sweet, verging on cloying flavour, with notes of toffee, butterscotch, fruits and clove. Boozy finish with some bitterness. All a bit muddled.
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