jamesie1857 (1091) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (2887) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before Nov 09, drank in Feb 09. Poured into a Gordon’s Thistle shapped glass (twice).
Deep, dark brown in colour with a good tan head, medium retension.
Dry, dark chocolate aroma (Bourneville), malted biscuits also came to my nose too.
Bitter dark chocolate, cloves? Burnt malts and licorice. Mostly though, it is a flavour of bitter dark chocolate.
The aftertaste was fairly dry, the body is fine and the 4.8% feels just about right.
This beer became more interesting as it warmed up, enjoyed it.
zacgillbanks (1465) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from B&Ms in Blaydon. Dark brown beer with red highlights. It has Chocolate flavours with a strong cinnamon and spiced fruity flavour with a warming spicy finish.
madmitch76 (12094) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
7th April 2012
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Clear dark amber - brown beer, little pale tan head. Light dry palate. Sweet malt, a little dark toffee. Fair bit of spice on the back. Dry finish. Somewhat over sweet and too much spice.
Scopey (4579) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Easter tasting 2012. It pours deep amber, with a thin off-white head. The nose is spice, medicinal, gravy, coffee and HP sauce. The taste is spice, roasted malt, meaty, wood, leather, HP sauce and coffee. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit odd.
Martin243 (614) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle served cool. Looked nice, dark brown almost black body with an off white head, and the creamy palate was nice. However, I found the mace/nutmeg spiciness too intrusive, and I usually enjoy dark fruity Christmas cakey beers. Not for me.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Chriso Easter Tasting 2012. spicy aroma touch of soap some malts. Its ok spicy darkish beer. Not sure i could finish a pint. Too spicy and soapy
cgarvieuk (12164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at chrisOs ... dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... big spiced nose ... darkmalt fruits ... big spiced ... soft easy but no complexity
dynamiteninja (1278) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Spice, nutmeg, roasted malt, chocolate, fruity. Bittersweet with roasted bitterness. Sweet finish.
TBone (11145) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml (BB 11/2012)
Dark nut brown color, small beige color. Nutty caramellly aroma.Light to medium bodied. Toffeish, nutty malty flavor with some ginger and cinnamon.Christmasy, balanced.