larsniclas (6852) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the brewpub.
Black with a small head.
Milky chocolate in the aroma
Pretty light body.
Chocolate and some salty tar in the flavour.
Light to medium bitterness
Fin (9930) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Brew Wharf that we tried some from on brewing day with Ang & Thomas Fri 6th Jan 2012 Roasty and oaky from the off with an abundance of chocolate and some smooth coffee also lingering liquorice. Iím not getting too much spiciness, which is a good thing as so many Christmas beers are overly spiced, íless is moreí as they say and I think that Ang has got the spicing spot on here. Dry at finish with good bitterness. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Nice beer! A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.6
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned Handpump Brew Wharf London. A near black coloured beer with a beige bubbly head. Oatmeal shows in the aroma with sweet malts. On the sweet side in the mouth too but there are delicious liquorice flavours and great hops. I didnít get any of the spices supposed to be in this. Itís really smooth and really tasty.
madmitch76 (23332) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20th December 2011
At the Brew Wharf - courtesy of Ang - cheers mate! This is the Christmas Edition of this beer as stated by Angelo himself. In otherwords this edition is oaked and with vanilla pods and cinnamon. Opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Smooth semi dry palate. Smooth dark malt with nicely judged vanilla. The cinnamon is subtler. Whispers of dark fruits. Finishes with a little coffee and some bitterness in the aftertaste. Decent.
Leighton (19531) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Brew Wharf, London. Pours opaque, black-brown with a foamy, beige head. Light roasted malt in the aroma, some cocoa. Nice flavor, dry and chalky roastiness, light sweetness, a bit of wood, faint cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly dry, charred wood finish, some baking cocoa, oaky wood, subtle earth and burnt grass. Nice beer. Has a very restrained character, but still some nice nuance.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate. Cask at Brew Wharf.
Black brown with a thIn, lasting off white head. Sweet and fruity on the nose with just a touch of vanilla and almost no oak apparent at all. A different story in the mouth. A superb hot of oak takes centre stage with some glorious chocolate and vanilla in the background all wrapped around a central core stout that is really good. It has the character of something MUCH bigger. Itís like a light and drinkable versio of a King Henryís Reserve or somethIng. In fact, for that reason alone, itís utterly brilliant. Obviously it doesnít have the body but thatís maybe what makes it so great. An utterly glorious, rich and fruity dessert beer but easy to drink. Fook me itís awesome. Perfect level of dryness. Great length. Thereís nothing wrong with this. Love it.