vinivini (2855) - Gomel, BELARUS - FEB 9, 2016
Copper colour, modest head. Weak lacing. Aroma of caramel, candy, minimal spicy hop. Light to medium body. Sweetish taste of caramel, a rum note. Grassy hop. Minimal roasty sourness. Light bitterness. DecentMad_Ferret (1024) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2015
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UPDATED: DEC 28, 2015 Draught at Bishops Arms Folkungagatan 21/12-15.
Clear redish chestnut with a short beige head.
Berries, caramel and nuts with some spicy grassy notes on the nose.
Similar taste. Some caramel and nuts from the malt and then mostly slightly tart forest berries like blackberries and lingonberries and maybe some woody licorice in the finish.
Medium to lighter body, soft carbonation and slight oily palate.
Probably better as cask and now it was a bit too cold as well. Fairly boring and not very "warming" as the label said. anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
Draft @ Bishops Arms Gustav, Malmö. Pours a clear pale amber copper color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish. MrTipple (6000) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Aroma: caramel malts, dark berries, winter spices. Appearance: amber red/brown colour, frothy medium to small head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: light bitterness appearing, low carbonation, medium body. Overall: niche Premium Bitter, loving the winter spices. Bottle at The Jugged Hare, London. TorbenJensen (1548) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Roughly frothy ESB that the brewery chose to launch up to Christmas and therefore call a Christmas ale. It has a fresh aroma, the light soft fruit shines through with a little gentle hops. The taste is evident of blackberry contributing with good body and a little acidity that keeps a pleasant hoppy bitterness. As Christmas ale / winter ale, I think it is entirely wrong, but as an exciting alternative to the many harvest brew I think it’s very good. The freshness, acidity and good body makes it well suited to the season, but Fuller’s other repertoire is far more exciting than Jack Frost.
tomer (3711) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 4, 2015
Draught, medium stable bubbly head, clear copper to red color, frutiy aroma of plums and nectarine with some light caramel and light cakey maltiness, flavor of plums and cherries with some caramel behind and a just a hint of biscuity maltiness, fruity almost piercing sourness, light bitterness, long fruity aftertaste with a touch of hay. Good and very refreshing, nice twist on tradition, DSG (15118) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 8, 2015
Draught at Porter & Sons. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, honey, caramel and some berries. Sweet flavor with caramel candy, berries, a bit of honey, a tart hint and a drier finish, with a bitterish touch. Medium-bodied. Kinda OK, a bit too sweet. nihtila (3874) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
1.4.2014. Dark red, lasting thick head. Mild malty, slightly sweet aroma. Light, malty, bitter-like. rayaron (1951) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 4, 2015
Draught at Porter and Sons, Tel Aviv. Clear amber with small off-white head. Malty aroma with notes of cherry and honey. Bitter-sweet flavor, very malty, some fruitiness (mostly cherry, citrus), a bit floral, slightly biscuity, notes of honey, tart and somewhat cidery. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied. Very clean and balanced. zvsn (2247) - ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2015
On-tap at Porter&Sons. Clear amber brown with a huge creamy head. Caramel and bread aroma some fruitiness and spicy herbal notes. Sweet malty flavors, berries, honey, caramel, a bit metallic, a bit sour, dried fruit, some bitterness,but quite short finish. Thin bodied, grainy mouthfeel, light carbonation. Not bad but expected for more from Fuller’s.