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Whim Black Christmas
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Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Cask; Seasonal - Christmas.


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Simeon (2) - Derby, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2005 does not count
This ale is so dark it can only be described as crepuscule. this stygian brew with its warm, nutty, fruity, chocolate and more than just a tiny hint of cinnamon flavour begs to be consumed on frosty yuletide evening in the company of close friends. A log fire burns gently at the back of ones mind as the dark liquid easily flows from the flagon to the heart. This ale can be compared to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens where warmth and friendship can be found in the darkest of places. be that Man or Brew. one thing is for sure this ale will leave you in no doubt that christmas is here to stay.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
eraserhead (1) - MICRONESIA - MAY 19, 2005 does not count
A stupedous Ale,Which i tried 3 years ago,Its glazed but not scatchy,and reminds me of i barn i once owned where i kept hundreds of coats durning the winter equinox for close friends.Black christmas is like the funniest joke on the worst day of your life.After 4 pints you wont know whether to laugh of cry.A real winner

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2005
Cask @ Reading Beer Festival. A strong, fruity ale that’s almost Belgian in character with Christmas spices and yeasty edges.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2005
Cask@Reading BF. Nice one, interesting. Chocolate, raisin, christmas cake spicyness. Sweet to start, dries out a touch towards the end. Really nice. Quite a soft mouthfeel aswell.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3626) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2005
Gravity at Reading Beer Fest, with Kook, Duff, Chris_o and Joeh. Black beer of no fixed style. Nice Dunkel and fruit aroma. Tastes strong. Prickly hop and nettly grapefruit flavour. Meaty and big, with a long finish. Certainly amongst the best of the festival.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2005
Black with a beige head. Roast in the nose with a touch of alcohol. Big choc and roaste taste with some cara notes. Medium, quite warming feel. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2003
Describes as a strong english although its more stout like. This is black with a tint of red while aromas are earthy and stout like. Tastes of winter fruit and xmas pud. This is smooth, with a fair degree of sweetness with roast coffee and chocolate character. Like a strong porter, actually. Best of Leicester Fest for me.


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