johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2017
Bottle. Liquorice dominates with some maltiness.Lack of body means that it cant be taken too seriously. Not bad though. joe19612 (3156) - Camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours a black colour colour with a thin but firm beige head, rich malt aroma, taste is bitter with malt with a dry bitter finish. MrBlueSky93 (535) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from Cellar Door.
Pours dark brown/black with ruby tinge, thin half finger milk-white head. Aroma of chocolate, smokiness, touch of coffee, spices...Initial taste of Chocolate, dark yet not overly bitter, then some orange, winter berries, then liquorice, a touch of coffee then a light smokiness, mixing in really well. Great Beer, highly recommended! planky84 (3591) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle from the Beers of Europe Christmas case. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Enticing aromas of chocolate, raisin, sweet spice, caramel and toffee. Flavours of caramel, warm spice, bonfire toffee and treacle. Sweet, warming mouthfeel. Quite tasty. gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle; pours clear, dark amber with a khaki head; aroma is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, and toffee; taste starts sweet with the caramel, toffee, and dark fruits; then finishes light bitter with just a hint of spice; nice beer
RichTheVillan (8549) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Cask at the JDW Bishop Vesey; clear mahogany brown pour with a creamy tan head, dark fruit and autumn leaves aroma, taste has coffee, roast malts, dried fruits, light bitter finish. allmyvinyl (11308) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear mahogany brown, long-lasting off-white head. Aromas are toffee, light spice, fruit. Taste is cherries, more toffee. Light spice. Easy drinking for the strength. SarkyNorthener (5075) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
[email protected]jmgreenuk (10516) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 23, 2012
imperial, walsall. Dark reddish brown beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma is rich malts and dark fruits. Taste is malts, treacle, dark fruits and a bit of sweetness. Decent stuff, does feel like a proper winter ale.
Poured a dark mahogany with a reddish hue and a big frothy tan head. The aroma is rich and fruity leading to a rich, weak bitter, fruity, slightly spicy flavour with hints of cranberries on the palate. Maybe I’m just thinking too much about Christmas! It’s quite a strong ale at 6.8% but the alcohol does not influence the flavour. This is the kind of Christmas ale we all want and expect!