Skarecrow (1057) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2018 Scipio (1277) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deeper brown with an average beige head. Aroma is more heavy and malty, consisting of caramel, nuts, fig, and some slight spice notes. Roasted. The taste is pretty much what I was expecting from the nose. It is more nutty here and the I do get a bit more spice, especially at the end. The aftertaste is more nutty over everything else. It lasts awhile, but isn’t very strong. This is very smooth when drinking, with a medium body and some flatter carbonation. Nothing bad to report, although this one isn’t all that special.
Dark brown with tan head.
Sweet taste with fruitcake, molasses, caramel and malt notes.
Good Christmas beer. donalg (128) - Cork, IRELAND - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle from matsons in cork. Pours dark brown with off white head. Rich aroma, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, wood, dried fruits. Very sweet flavour with really nice silky mouthfeel. Nutty, woody, caramel, biscuit, lots of dark dried fruit. nihtila (4008) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark brown. Nose is caramel, dried fruits, nuts, vanilla, light warming. Tastes malty, dark fruits, light bitter, prunes. Good ale, a lot of taste and body for the abv. jjsint (3611) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Bottle as a gift. Mid- to dark brown, translucent with lots of visible carbonation but very little head. Chocolate and oak aroma with a touch of vanilla. Bittersweet taste, slightly metallic. Finish is more bitter with horehound notes in the aftertaste. Watery body. Competent but not overly impressive. rebelred (15) - cork, IRELAND - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle pours dark ruby with sweet malty caramel toast nutty taste. Nice medium body with low hop profile . Earthy yeast profile .
Stuu666 (15301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is vanilla, toffee, nutty, taste is sweet, caramel, red fruits. Mr_Pink_152 (5779) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle from real ale store, Newark. Deep ruby colour with a thick foamy white head. Stewed fruit and plum aroma. Light fruity taste. Smooth rich body. Ktwse (5686) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2016
Pours deep brown with low light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, light toffee. Taste is sweet, nuts and toffee, followed by a roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied and smooth with average carbonation. samjdix (74) - - DEC 11, 2016
Lovely stuff. Strong and fruity and very drinkable. Ideal for Christmas day I’d say. hohops (1162) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Appearance is very dark brown, a bit hazy, a thick half-finger beige head which lasts well. Looks good. Aroma- nutty, brown bread, treacle, dark malts, creamy malt, hop hints. Taste- smooth nutty malt, roast nuts, toffee, dark fruits, raisin, malt loaf, brown bread. Rich fruitcake. Smooth and slightly sticky mouthfeel with some bitter hops in the finish. Nice one.