Beerhunter111 (22214) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2016
50cl bottle. Pours clear deep orange brown colour with a mid-sized beige head. Aroma of red malt, caramel, nuts, citrus. Taste of bitter hops, red malt, red fruits, some nuts and citrus. Pinball (12231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2015
Clear brown smooth light brown head. Aroma is roasted malty and spicy. Quite bitter. Flavor is malty brown sugar spices. BVery (11222) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a quickly dissipating carbonated head. Malty, fruity, some brown sugar and a hint of chocolate/coffee. Okay. pivnizub (10766) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle: Clear amber coloured with a ruby sheen, stable off-white foamy layer; fruity and mildly hoppy nose with an illusion of breadcrusts in the background; mild bitter-sweet flavour, pretty light bodied, but pretty smooth; mildly lingering fruity and slightly (red-)vinous finish with a soft english hoppy "tail". No reason to get excited, just a pleasant anglo-saxon ale... MoritzF (10068) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2016
(bottle) Clear, dark amber to brown colour with a short and tanned foamy head. Caramelly malty nose with nutty and toasted accents, some off-flavours (sulfur) in the background. Mildly sweet and slightly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Toasty malty taste with notes of caramel, nutty flavours, restrained to none fruity accents; quite dry bitter-sweet finish. Quite boring. 06.II.16
JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2014
B.C."H." over foxy ruby head. Very inconspicuous nose, bit of malts, and strangely enough, a bit mouldy. Bitterish, leafy, and faintly hoppy flavour. Some malts especially retronasal, with a faint dark bready implementation, and reminiscent of horsechestnut aroma. Light, light body, watery. It’s too shy, too withheld, too... British? And - a Christmas special ale at 4.7% ABV PUH-lease! How about 14.7%? DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
500ml bottle, from Dutch’s. ABV is labeled 4.7%. Clear reddish brown color, sort of amber. Thin khaki head. Leaves good, thicker lace. The bottle says "complements any turkey!", so I’m pairing it with the turkey sandwich that I eat every day. And damn yeah, I can see how this works. The flavor is like cranberry sauce, in a natural english malty way. Kind of biscuity and rich, but not sweet at the moment -- a good moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Nice mildly earthy hop there to balance things out. Light to medium body, slightly slick. Very smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Very easy-drinking, kind of refreshing. Great biscuity malt and fruity aftertaste. Really enjoyed this one. Much better than expected. Fantastic to wash my sandwich down with. gunnar (9404) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2014
From bottle at Cardinal, DSJT 2014. Pours clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma is rather neutral. Taste is moderate sweet, dark fruits with a weak dry herbal finish.
Erzengel (9338) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2015
* Nettes karamellig-dunkles Bier. Schöne Ale-Noten, frisch und tief. Dunkle Früchte, moderat bitter-aleiger Nachgeschmack. Lecker. The_Osprey (8682) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
500ml bottle at home, thanks to Sarah. As ’Batemans Rosey Nosey’, 4.7%, BB Dec 2016. Santa, snow, reindeer and a snowman on the label, just in case there’s any doubt about this being a Christmas special. Orange brown, clear, lightly sparkling with a thin dense tan head. Aroma is dusty, emptied vacuum, cat paws, pencil sharpenings. Body is medium, a touch foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is resin, spice, a little metallic all set against a peanut brittle malt background. Finishes dry and bitter with some woody cinnamon. A bit metallic.