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Brewed by Whim
Style: English Strong Ale
Buxton, England

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Cask; Seasonal - Christmas.


Simeon's rating

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Simeon (2) - Derby, - JUN 17, 2005
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1208) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
On cask at Wilkes Head, Leek. Pours black brown with little head. Quite thin on the palate but some nice smoke, spice and easy drinking for the ABV. Tasted more like a strong mild to me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2010
Cask at Marble Arch, Manchester. A hazy red-brown beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has notes of sweet and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, leading to a dry and lightly roasted finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2009
Cask, Marble Arch Inn, Manchester. Deep dark brown with good thick off white head, good lace. Flavour is quite mellow, often a good thing aiding the whole neckability. Watching TUF 8 Junie Browning must die.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Marble Arch Inn, 73 Rochdale Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester England M4 4HY.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, coffee, prunes. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090124]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at the Marble. Black mahogany with a thin but very stable beige head and great condition. Lovely dark chewy malt with plenty of coffee and roasted nutty notes. Some liquorice. Tarty fruity finish. Clean. Drinkable. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2009
Cask at the Derby Winter Beer Festival 2009. This nearly black beer has an enjoyable rich consistency. The flavours include aniseed and burnt sugar. Oddly, it reminded me somewhat of pumpernickel bread.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
Cask@Derby Winter Beer Festival, 2009. Blackish/reddish beer with a smokey and fishy aroma. The flavour is herbal, fishy and smokey. Overall a plain smokey beer with a weird element of fishiness about it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2006
Cask (gravity) Notts BF 2005. Bliss. Solid black, big malts and lurking hops, wet tar, good chocolate, berries steeped in alcohol - there’s plenty going on here and it comes together wonderfully. <!-- br --><!-- br -->You can still buy this in the middle of summer round here at a Whim pub - and it tastes just as good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Stockport 31/12/2001 Dark coloured and strong in alcohol with some fruit aroma. Lasting fully roasted malt finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14139) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
Cask gravity at Notts BF 05. Ties as my beer of the festival. Black beer with lasting beige head. Intense hop, dark malts, some tar and bitter choc. Like a really good imperial style stout. Beautifully balanced, hops on end plus more bitter choc. Not too strong not too intense, not too alcholic, perfect balance


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