barbiedoll0808 (11) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Sainsbury. Deep copper/brown colour with thin beige head. Some sticky toffee/hop/spice aroma. Ok in mouth with brown sugar and cinnamon on the finish and tingly hop. Best Wychwood bottled beer that I have had. Goodish winter beer
s_hartshorne (48) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle morrisons. A dark amber colour pours with a good head but soon dissapears. Low carbonation. Aroma is christmas spices particulary cinnamon. Taste is sweet malts and cinnamon followed by light banana and and a spicey aftertaste. Tastes a lot better than it smells although aroma is strong not particularly pleasant.
themightyjag (86) - - DEC 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons.
Foamy off white head, some decent lacing. Clear reddish brown body. Nose is creamy banana. Flavour of berries, caramel, little spice on the finish. Mouthfeel is a little thin but creamy, light carbonation. Not masses of flavour, could do with more spice, but easy to drink.
StevieT (206) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong banana aroma, flavours of cinnamon give it an interesting taste. Bought it for the cool name but it wasnít too bad.
undercurrent25 (1179) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown colour. Aroma is candy like, taste is sweet with some slight fruit and some malt
Philym (346) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Banana, cinnamon, earthy, hay, bread/dough, note of fruit cake, pepper and bubblegum.
Taste: Medium sweetness and sourness, low/medium bitterness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering earthy malty fruity astringent finish.
Desverger (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle from Sainsburys at the folks - Brown/dark amber pour with small off-white head. Malty sweet fruits, caramel, lots of spice, but strange overpowering taste smell we can't quite place it, but we all agreed it wasn't nice, dodgy bottle maybe (was well within date though)
Jado (389) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 500 bottle. Pours a clear but dark brown with burnished red highlights and a small off-white head. Aromas of cinnamon, dark fruit, caramel and nutmeg. The taste shows soft fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, orange, ripe banana and burnt sugar. Body is a bit thin for the style. Sweet and spicy aftertaste. Not bad but a bit muddled.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oh, bah humbug and all that. Must be the season of cranky olí farts. But hold on, itís still November and this seasonal is well and truly premature. And at a watery 5.0% ABV, I canít say its seated anywhere near the original. At just on cool it produces up a deep, ruddy copper, radiant and bright. Sloppy dollop d loose suds does its best to last the length. A hint of toffee, boiled apples, tomato juice, cinnamon and leavened dough dominate the nose with just a tad of nannaís front garden giving it a floral edge - the tomato is undeniable. Soapy, watery, subtley spiced but what is there lingers well. Muddle of malt with an oh so faint floral hop note late giving it just a pledging zest.. Buttery, diacetyl slickness. Touch of plastic. Not good! (50cL, BB 01/09/14, Liquor Baronís Ocean Reef)
northropfrye (1710) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Initially there was a nice spicy aroma but where did it go? Still, a sweet cinnamon and vanilla but itís more faint. Dark amber body. Taste is banana and vanilla with a bit of hoppiness but a touch metallic as well. Okay beer.
mighty_meadow (116) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish, brown with a thin head. Smells like boiled sweets, subtle cough sweets perhaps. Tastes of dark fruits marinated in cinnamon. As previously mentioned there is a slight banana taste but also faint liquorice, even a bit of dessert wine. Definitely Christmas cake. Very chewy, moreish or in short, Christmas in a bottle. Well done Wychwood, an absolute delight.