enidlesim (70) - - JAN 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic British beer. Beautiful deep red colour with frothy off white head. Aroma of toasted summer pudding: doughy, fruity and rich. Flavour is autumnal stewed fruit, with a perfectly balanced hoppiness. Aftertaste is pleasingly sweet but with a deep bitter bite. Not overpowering but complementary. Itís a heavy beer: not alcohol wise but in taste. Kind of like a Christmas pudding. Delicious and warming but you can eat too much :-)
AntonyWilson (98) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 3, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle - Appearance: clear, ruby red with a creamy off-white head that lingers with minimal lacing. Aroma: fruity esters, bready with roasted under tones. Taste: plums, caramel, toasty. Medium to high bitterness that lingers. Good malt backbone that compliments the bitterness. Mouthfeel: medium body, low carbonation. Finished sweet and bitter. Overall: a reasonably good bitter ale. Ruby appearance interesting. Could only finish a single.
Beersiveknown (4980) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 3, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
can at brotherís house for Christmas Eve
light-bodied, sweet, caramel, quite thin, low carbonation.a mere shadow of its cask self, which in turn has diminished in recent years, shame
Reesamania (14) - Bicester, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best of a brilliant bunch.
Lovely beer bottled or cask.
Nice fizz and light head, lovely ruby colouring, and very drinkable. No real difference between cask (4.8%) and bottled (5.2%).
jdukebeer (1) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Oaky charred wood flavor. Not overly smooth has a small bite on the tongue but tasty and light enough to have two.
themightyjag (414) - - DEC 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good sized off white head, nice lacing. Clear ruby body. Malty nose, dark fruits, brown sugar. Flavour is dark fruit, caramel. Light grassy bitterness on the aftertaste. Light carbonation, full mouthfeel. Easy drinking.
sinte (499) - Udine, ITALY - DEC 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear ruby body with an average, frothy, tan head, mostly lasting with fair lacing.
Light-to-moderate malty(caramel, hazelnuts) and moderate hoppy (herbal) aroma with moderate notes of red fruits (berries).
Light-to-moderate bitter and light sweet flavour with a somehow watery feeling.
Light-to-medium body with watery texture; soft carbonation.
ionutsalex (11) - ROMANIA - DEC 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
strong taste of roasted malt, chocolate
after taste is hoppy bitterness
Gubihumle (540) - NÝrre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske. Fraven er rÝdbrun med en fast hvid skumkrone. Aroma og smag er malt kaffe og karamel. har en let bitter eftersmag.
Johnsense (1284) - - DEC 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish pour, smaller head. Toffee and caramel malt aroma and taste, dried fruit, lighter bread notes and fairly light bitterness. Medium body