madmitch76 (23979) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
18th February 2015
Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival in KEGS. Cask. Almost clear dark amber beer, good bubbly pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Smooth malts, mild caramel semi sweetness. Bitterish dried fruits turning tangy. Semi dry finish brings a little spice and citric peel. Okay.
Desverger (10281) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bar, Copenhagen - pours brown with a off white head. Medium sweet bready and toasty malts, twiggy and herbal hoppy, some caramel, getting some dark berry fruits as well. Overall a nice winter ale.
yespr (42700) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours clear and golden brown with a small off white head. Toasted malty and light fruity. Grassy, toasted and bitter. Dry and slight herbal finish.
tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, The Hop Beer Shop, Moulsham St, 6th January 2015. Nice white lacing copper brown appearance. Nice hoppy nose. A lot of blackcurrants and a bit twiggy on the taste. A bit of an esb
FatPhil (15384) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2003)
Lovely rich colour, spongy head. Subtle, but interesting fruity and
sweet aroma. Lovely smooth palate. Full taste - dark and roasty, but not
going all the way to burntness. Like a winter warmer but without the
alcohol - good winter quaffer.
SilkTork (5670) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strictly speaking a Winter Warmer. Winter Warmers can sometimes be a Barley Wine or a Strong Bitter, but can also be an Old Ale. This had a soft (oh so soft!) malty base. This was all about the deep, deep, deeply delicious malt. There was a slight wine edge, and a restrained alcohol warmth that kept urging to burst through, but was held back by the smooth (oh so smooth) malt. Gone too soon!