mrbillshaw (2) - Cockenzie, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2016 does not count
Very nice Amber Christmas ale with hints of cinnamon. Hoppy with a nice head. mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
[2708-20100117] Cask. Sweet toasted maple malt aroma with a tinge of evergreen spruce. Clear, rich brown amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Sweet toasted maple-dipped dry wood flavour. Medium body is smooth. Lovely and tasty after a long day, in good shape.
Leighton (22299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2010
(@ Duke of Monmouth, Oxford)
Cask at the Cleveland Arms. We are nearing Christmas, and the Cleveland is decked out excessively. The beer, though, pours a clear, dark garnet brown with a short but strong beige head. Rish malt aroma with juicy fruits, bread, and berries. Smooth flavor, bready like fruitcake, juicy with oranges and cherries, just slightly bitter with dashes of herbs. Alcohol hints dance about. Light to medium in body with mld carbonation. Finishes malty, sugary, with light spiciness and winter fruits. In the background, Marvin Gaye croons out "I heard it through the grapevine." I just listened to his album What’s Oin’ On? and can understand why the album gets such acclaim. I taste some grapes in this beer, too. It is warm in the Cleveland Arms tonight, but not too warm. worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2011
Lovely fruity peach smell with malt and caramel. Dark amber with a full frothy light tan head. Smooth fresh thin palate. Sweet malt start with a light bitter hop finish. Some spice, woody, light roast. Delicious and very enjoyable. Sigmund (7907) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2015
Cask pint at the Audley (a Taylor Walker pub) in Mayfair, London. Dark copper color, low creamy head. Malts and toffee in the aroma, hints of caramel. Malty flavour but not too sweet, also toffee and fruity notes (blackcurrants) and earthy hops, a hint of cinnamon. Very nice.
shoestring (427) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Cask in auld hoose, north berwick . Deep mahogany . Creamy head . Malts to the fore.