worldbeertaste (1536) - 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.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head.Slightly malty and not really what it pretends to be-a winter beer. Pretty boring and nondescript.
DruncanVeasey (6811) - 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.
AshtonMcCobb (2045) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance - opaque black with just a chink of red around the edges. The head dissipates a bit too quickly.
Nose - dark chocolate and liquorice
Taste - more of the same, with malt bitterness in the finish.
Palate - medium bodied with a big tangy texture and a finish which is dominated by malt astringency.
Overall - this seems to have a lot of poor marks. I think it’s quite decent, of course these days this style of beer is not in vogue.
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. 
mike_77 (2669) - 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. It’s quite bitter and dry. A bit too light and thin though.
jamesie1857 (1184) - 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 he’s 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.
Leighton (9629) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at a ChrisO tasting - London. Pours clear, orange-gold with a foamy white head. Light toasty malts on the nose, faint leaves. Mild sweetness in the flavor, toasty dough. Kind of bland. Faint wood and leaves. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Boring finish, some leafy bitterness and toast. Drinkable just very pedestrian.
tommann (2434) - 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.
BlackHaddock (3163) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Bottle: best before Nov 2014, poured into two half-pint tumblers on 15 Feb 2013 and shared with a mate.
Pleasant reddy brown body, the biege head hung around awhile.
Malts rule the aroma and taste: spiced up somewhat, it tries to be a ’winter warmer’ without the strength or depth of flavours. Nice enough, but lacks true class or craftmanship in its feel and presence: it is a fairly cheap brew,mostly for the cut price supermarket and lower end of the booze shop trade, so my comments should be taken with that in mind.
OK more than great, it doesn’t pretent to be overly special and it isn’t: the shiney labelling is typical of the brewery and helps to make the beer stand out on the shelves, why not?
Happy with the beer: but would have been upset if I’d paid a lot for it.