ManVsBeer (8296) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Manchester & County, Manchester. Deep clear copper with a creamy head. Quite smooth tasting with some banana fruit in its taste. A little more malty sweet in its nose.
SarkyNorthener (3929) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@the imperial, Walsall. Chestnut beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of malts and light toffee. Taste is dry, yeast, some caramel and a little spice. Decent.
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull at County Hotel Spoons Ashford. itís a classic British bitter. Some yeast on aroma. Some malt in the mouth. Some red fruits. Not much hop. Mostly malty and some sweetness. OK.
Towey1989 (1663) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear brown colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of burnt toffee, red berries, subtle bready malts, slight raisin, plum and cherry. Taste of sticky toffee, slight bready malts, subtle spice, raisin, plum, cherry and earthy hops. Light bodied but a stodgy, sticky texture. A dry, spicy, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Has a sweet, Christmas pudding like aroma and taste but itís also like drinking a liquidised Christmas pudding too. Itís quite sticky and Iím not a fan of it really.
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at moon under water Watford jdw. Not much aroma at all really, some berry and alcohol maybe. Clear copper colour with a stodgy grey head. Palate is watery and zero carbonation. Flavour is raisin and berry with dirty bitterness at the back of the throat.
leaparsons (9683) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Copper with a cream foam. Aromas are caramel and toffee sponge cake with lemon rind. Nice amount of Christmas spices with raisins and traces of banana bread yeastiness. Flavours are sweet plummy fruit with soft citrus. Dry and spicy on the finish. A nice malty, comforting winter brew.
mr_h (4644) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by hand-pump at Society Room, Glasgow - clear amber brown, thin bubbly off-white head, sweet malty aroma, intermittent lacing, sweet, malty, Christmas pudding-like flavour, nicely balanced, easy drinking
cgarvieuk (20763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the standing order... Copper brown... Thin tan head... Soft toffee malts nose... Sweet toffee malts... Light bitter roast... Light dry spice...
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; dark chestnut pour with foamy beige head, big fruity aroma, taste has caramel, stewed plums raisins a hint of spice, decent xmas beer.
berkshirejohn (5901) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Bear (JDW), Maidenhead. Reddish chestnut with a loose cream head; malty caramel aroma; sharply bitter to start, then mellowing - the body has sweet caramel malts but is rather thin; the bitter finish is sustained.