Brix (660) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Tasted 2011-04-15. Courtesy of Einar, who brought this to a pilsner tasting (?) Pours dark brown. Smells and tastes like liquid ginger bread. (!) Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 24, 2011
Ruby brown-black with thin white head. Big aroma of ginger cake and slight nutmeg and a hint of over ripe banana. Banana and ginger, slightly flinty middle (from cocoa nibs), with a dry finish. suurjuust (3540) - ESTONIA - DEC 20, 2011
Dark brown, tan head. Spicy, peppery, gingerbready nose. The taste is mostly the same, but with some vague maltiness and cocoa tones thrown in. Finish is bitter with roasty notes. Aftertaste is dry and peppery. Somewhat watery palate. It’s not something I would drink often, but it is strangely appealing. hirigalzkar (3163) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours black. Off white head. The aroma has got a sweet christmasy feel to it. Notes of gingerbread, coffee and clove. Add some coffe bean roughness in the aftertaste and you get the picture of how it tastes. I really like this beer because of its christmasy feel and high drinkability! Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
Tasty stuff, dark ruby color with a smooth creamy head. Flavors of chocolate, ginger and blackberries.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2010
Cask Conditioned gravity dispense Wig & Pen Northampton. a dark mahogany coloured beer with an off-white head. Proper Christmas spicing in this. Lots of cinnamon and clove. More restrained in the mouth but still plenty of spice. Ends quite boozy. Lacking roasty malts that you’d expect from a stout, but certainly seasonal, slakemythirst (201) - - DEC 13, 2011
Flytande mahogny. Pepparkakor, saffran och russin. Bra att skölja ner köttbullarna med i jul. Kommer stå på mitt julbord. davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Appearance - Medium ruby red colour; Good carbonation; Off white head, little retention
Smell - Mince pies, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, light citrus and dried fruit; Sweet aroma
Taste - Sweetness, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cherries, light citrus
Mouthfeel - Light body; Medium carbonation; Light dry & bitter finish
Drinkability - Very drinkable, light with good carbonation
Overall - Good beer, recommend it; Interesting and has nice festive feel; A little more body would be good; Well balanced oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2010
[email protected]Leighton (21257) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2010
Deep ruby colour with small off-white head. Aroma is spices, wood, some roasted malts, liquorice as well as some slight ashyness. Flavour is a lot of spices, roasted malts, caramel malts as well as some slight liquorice, wood and mild resiny notes.
Cask at the Euston Tap. Pours a dark, almost clear ruby-brown with a thick, beige head. Cinnamon and some cocoa malts in the nose. Lots of cinnamon and chocolate in the flavor, with some modest chalk, herb and earth bitters. Medium in body with smooth carbonation. Could do with a bit more sweetness. Finishes with yet more raw cinnamon powder and light malts. Very faint hops in the throat. Very nice beer overall.