willisread (808) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old rating. 500 ml bottle from Old Town. Clear amber with a modest off-white head that lingers a little bit. Aromas of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon with some biscuit and toffee notes as well. Taste is more of the same with a watery body. Taste is kind of spice cabinet with some malty sweetness. Not enough body I guess. Easy drinking though.
574deadzone (1208) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear reddish-amber with a decent khaki head that settles to a thin film leaving tiny spots of lace. Nose involves rich caramel and toffee malt, light English yeast vinegar character, some toasty, cherries and dates, and brown sugar. Fairly sweet, fairly bitter. Medium to full bodied, creamy, soft, somewhat oily, with a toasty yeasty finish. Good brew, drinkable out of season. Perhaps a bit basic, but nothing wrong with that.
dresden (1153) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Christmas gift. Dark ruby hues. Aroma of spice and honey. Weird metal flavour with slight cinnamon and rich caramel. Not really bad but not what it could be.
samzim (336) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel aroma with notes of cinnamon and dried figs. Clear amber colour. Sweet front with brief and light bitter finish; flavour of dried fruits, heavy caramel, and honey. Medium body with mild carbonation. Pleasant enough.
bunget (676) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Clear copper body, small beige head with poor retention. Aroma of ginger, pear cider, cinnamon, honey. Taste of artificial honey, cinnamon, banana, caramel. Strongly metallic. Meh.
BrewGoblin (549) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The art really luring me in, I bought two bottles of these. The first I had alone on Christmas Eve, really trying to get into a miserly "Bah Humbug" sort of deportment. It was unremarkable, but here goes the review of the second. I always find Wychwood beers to be quite handsome, this being no deviation. Ruby copper with an off white cap that coats the glass, brown bread, caramel, subtle spices and hints of leather form the scent. One sip marks a big cinnamon and ginger blast, some flowery hops, light fruitcake full of candies and breadiness. The body is where this brewery’s beers seem to suffer and Bah Humbug, this one does too. A watery feeling I can’t get past, especially in something that I wish had some full feel to back it up. This is definitely drinkable, even enjoyable in a strange tasting way, however I would refrain from repeat wassailing with this one.
sudomorph (908) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby/caramel with a thin, off white head. Aroma has notes of bread, caramel, fruity yeast esters, and hints of spice. Taste balanced. Bread, caramel, a touch if vanilla, cinnamon. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall ok but not really my thing.
allmyvinyl (6301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear red-brown, thin cream-coloured head. Aromas of dark sugar, red fruit, spice. Taste is clove and cinnamon, more dark sugar, boiled sweets. Light body, light spicy finish.
deepeary (288) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear reddish brown. Nose is full of spice, cinnamon no doubt. Taste i s similarly dominated by earthy cinnamon flavour. Very festive, would go well with fruitcake. Fits the season well, but the spice is a bit too much for me, I wouldn’t drink more than one.
MrBlueSky93 (499) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s
Fruity and sweet on the nose.
Has a typical Wychwood taste about it that crosses all of their range- in terms of the maltiness. Then comes a fruity, winter, dark fruits taste-only light though. After a strong, synthetic banana taste. For those in the UK (don’t know if those in US get these sweets) think Foam Banana’s. Then back again to the light biscuit malt. Not bad, nice in a session but the abv at 5% could be a bit high for some in a session.