Garrold (5514) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle, from who knows where. 9 years and 4 days out of date. Clear, deep ruby red. Ring of dense, beige head. Can’t believe this still smells of cinammon and apple. Or does it just have that fruity, oxidised thing going on? Whatever, it smells fairly rich and pale sherry like. A bit of damp paper. Some boozy fruit. Taste is light, raisin sweet. Some dryness. Lovely mouthfeel. Medium body. Soft, foamy carbonation. Surprisingly clean. Sweet sherry finish. Probably better now than 9 years ago! madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2010
17th July 2006 austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2009
Warning! Early amateur rating! Toffee and bitter smoke with an apple undertone. Cinnamon and caramel finish. Complex and very nice.
Bottle BBE Nov ’07. Dark ruby, tiny beige head. Old caramel apples on the nose, some kind of meat marinade, hint of spices, soy sauce, gouda, not too much cinnamon, kinda similar to St. Peter’s Winter ale. Flavor is old rotten apples, faint soy sauce, caramel, nutmeg spiciness, bitter chocolate in the finish. Cinnamon has mostly faded. Almost medium bodied, pretty average carbonation. A nicely aged winter brew, didn’t really work when mulled though. greenmanalishi (551) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2008
pours a ruby-black with a very thin and almost non-existant tan head.
aromas are as suggested on the label.
flavour gave nutmeg, apple, pear but where was the cinnamon? a bit cloyingly sweet too. imdownthepub (15137) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2008
Bottled, 500ml, filtered. Dark brown, red with short malty head. It says spiced ale on the label and that is exactly what you get, loads of it, the nutmeg is particularly dominant in the flavour, but a healthy chunk of cinnamon too. There is a tarry, burnt note to the whole thing. I’m sorry to say I didn’t get it really as a beer, but then again it’s probably not aimed at me.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle. Nose of cream, apples, cloves, nutmeg and other spices. Pours a dark brown beer with a small white head. Taste is primarily spicy, with ginger, apple, malt, hops finishing with a metallic note. When all is said and done, it is not very beer like and more like a mulled wine. Svesse (8742) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
(Cask at Jerusalem Tavern, Farringdon, London, 28 Nov 2007) Black colour with ruby notes, brief beige head. Roasted, spicy nose with notes of cinamon, ginger, nutmeg and dark fruit. Roasted, almost tarry taste with spices, ashes, cinamon, nutmeg and dried fruit. Rather sweet, almost cloying finish. Very tasty and spicy, but hardly balanced. FatPhil (16930) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 31, 2007
500ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Winter Ales 2004)
Spicey on the nose, burnt on the tongue. Improves as you go down. Cinamon and apple accompanied by chocolate. Fairly bitter finish. Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2007
Bottle at Haket Göteborg: Dark red colour,flat head. Aroma of spicy,malts,flowers,and og cource ginger and apple. Flavor is almost the same, smouth mouth feeling,spicy feeling and a dominated mouth feeling of ginger.. Medium body,short to medium finish. Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear warm mahogany with a small, rough, off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon and roasted malt. Medium-bodied, hard roasted/burned malt dominate with a whiff of cinnamon in the finish. Distinct bitterness from the malt. OK, but quite odd. 040307