tommann (2445) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours chestnut brown with a medium head. Aroma is spicy carrot cake and bread. Taste is gassy and bready malt to start. More co2 and a little spice on the finish.
undercurrent25 (1301) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddy brown colour, head quickly dissapates, taste is full and malty with some spice
mike_77 (2676) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma and flavour of toasty malts. Itís quite bitter and dry. A bit too light and thin though.
JohnCook101 (242) - - DEC 29, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Pours deep copper. Heavy malt aroma with not much else. Similarly heavy and toasty malt to taste with a good amount of smoke and coffee notes leading to a surprisingly sharp bitter finish. Better balanced with the bitterness than many dark malty ales.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from B&M drank at home, 24/12/12. Chestnut with a dissipating cream collar. Aniseed, sprouts, nutty malt aroma. Pleasant if unexciting with bitter walnut, digestive biscuit and aniseed-spicy English hop. Coffee-dunked butter biscuit hints. OK.
ralphdot (973) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
4.1% brown colour with a good head, it had a soapy aroma, it was dry, bitter, fizzy and had a burnt toast aftertaste. I was going to save this one for Christmas, thankfully I opened it by mistake, I have no idea who upset the snowman.
jamesie1857 (1188) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle - no idea how or why the snowman was wronged to want to seek revenge on a bunch of beer drinkers, but it seems heís had a go anyway. Deep reddy brown in colour, the tan head is sticking around like the aforementioned snowman in a thaw. The nose is dark fruits, a bit of spice, and a mild hit of hops. The first hit is a bit thin, fizzy, some citrus, bitter herbs, afterwards the finish is a bit on the dry side.
Not bad, but I think the heavier 5+% one would give more kick.
worldbeertaste (1538) - AUSTRIA - JUN 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brownish red with a thin fizzy most dissapearing tan head. Smells of caramel light roasted malt, nut, wood and spice. Medium oily body. Sweet taste of caramel malt, nut and light sour fruit with citrus with a dry bittersweet finish. Some nice Christmas spice. Clean smooth body and keeps me coming back.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear medium yellow orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, dusty, spicy, wood - tobacco. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, orange, tart fruit notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Honeyish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and some slight mild sweet malty notes. Flavour is fruity, floral and mild citrusy hops to it.