mR_fr0g (3965) - 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 (8311) - Leicester, 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 (3084) - 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 (15163) - 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 (3471) - 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 (4674) - 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.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
4th February 2010
Chelmsford Winter Fest. Clear amber beer. Light dry palate. Pretty smooth and mild. Dry fruity hops and a dry malty base. Very dry! Otherwise respectable.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A - light citrus and fruit
A - rudy orange with thin head
T - light sweet
P - mid and soft
O - ehhhh....
rosenbergh (7364) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Royal Blenheim, Oxford, England.
Dark brown colour with small white head.
Dark fruits, brown sugar, some malt and some spices in aroma.
Flavour is sugar, dark fruits, mild roasted malt and spices.
Very xmassy and enjoyable Bitter.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good. This has got that caramel, Christmas pud taste, but isnt too sweet unlike some of the Christmas offerings. Quite malty and some hops. A touch flat, but enjoyable.