Whim Black Christmas
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Brewed by Whim
Style: English Strong Ale
Buxton, England


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Cask; Seasonal - Christmas.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4639) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1820) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2015
Cast at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. A deep brown colour with a thick white head. Aroma of chocolate, raisin, soft toffee, a little smoke and subtle roasted malts. Taste of roasted malts, raisin, maybe prunes, some coffee, soft toffee, slight chocolate, a little smoke and subtle, late herbal hops. Medium to full bodied and soft carbonation. A lingering, fruity, roasted bitterness in the finish. A smooth, chocolatey, roasty, fruity Christmas beer. Decent flavours with a hint of smoke and quite easy drinking for a 6.3. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2049) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34334) - 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.

   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.

   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

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