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Brewed by Titanic (UK)
Style: English Strong Ale
Stoke-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - October to January. Available Bottle Conditioned as Christmas Ale.
This sweet malty winter ale has a port-like aroma, oranges and lemons play around the edges of the tongue whilst dried fruit and cinnamon drive home the wonderful warming effect, the walnut aftertaste completes this slice of Christmas time in a glass.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1917) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
500ml bottle. Reddish copper shade with a good amount of head. Aroma features caramel, vanilla and red fruit notes. Described as a "liquid Christmas cake" but I wouldnt go that far. The taste is caramel malty and not overly sweet. Seems a bit boring to me, but then I prefer my Christmas beers to have an obvious Christmassy taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17944) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle (as Titanic Christmas Ale - 7.4% ABV) at pre Xmas tasting, thanks to Leighton 21/12/12. Clear mid brown with a thin off white head that soon bades farewell and heads to the edge of the glass. Nose is toffee, touch of booze, wood, dark fruits, raisens. Taste follows, dark toffee, sugars, dark fruits, malt. Medium bodied with bite, smooth on the palate, soft carbonation. Not being a lover of the ubiqitous Christmas Ale I was pleasantly surprised by this one - not bad at all !

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (5110) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 21, 2012
[email protected] tasting. Rich spicy tracle pudding, quite sweet red-amber, touch of cara astringency 7.4%

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (8433) - ITALY - DEC 15, 2012
Ambrato carico riflrssi nocciola buona schiima discreta persistrnza naso fruttato frutta secca scorza arancia leggeta dpeziatuta discreto corpo spezoata fruttata noci finale tenfente all amaro

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5893) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2012
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a lovely mahogany with a nicely proportioned head. Looks great! The nose has a hint of cheese, some old dusty cellar. The taste has malt, spice, honey and a dry malty finish. The palate has a medium body with a big malty texture and a dry malty finish. Overall, a nicely balanced and well made beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (1063) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle served at cellar temprature in a chalice. Orangey brown with a white head. Yeasty aroma, marmalade and dundee cake flavours. Big and sticky with warming alcohol. Reminded me of Belhaven Wee Heavy. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedwoods42 (7) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012 does not count
A wickedly strong ale that wrecks the senses and explodes with flavours. A personal favourite.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
500ml brown bottle, best before end of Feb 2011, reviewed 30 Dec 2010. Poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard. This a bottle conditioned beer, so it was poured carefully and slowly. Dark red in colour, clear and clean. On top a small off-white crown. Lambic, sour aroma with plums and sweet malts coming as the beer warmed. The taste was rich, Christmas pudding type flavours with all sorts of fruit coming into play. Yet that lambic sourness in the smell also had a huge impact on the taste and mouthfeel too. The combination of the richness and lambic feel made this an interesting and certainly different beer. When cold this beer was poor, but as it warmed it became better and better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charlotte (5225) - rdovre, DENMARK - APR 13, 2012
Bottle.Dark brown/reddish colour with aroma of fruite cake carmel and spices,nice warming and fruity with dried fruits and caramel,some coffee flavor and medium body,really nice type of beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tombyars (1640) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in December 1992. Cask, handpump dispense. Ruby black in colour with mahogany highlights and a thin creamy white head. Strong aroma of liquorice and port. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex gives huge booming maltloaf base with molasses, damsons and black cherries evident. There is a very slight prickle of hop resins in the aftertaste but this is very difficult to detect. Finish is very warming and complex with strong overtures of alchoholic notes of port, plum brandy and Grand Marnier slipping easily down the throat. Dangerously drinkable Barley Wine and highly recommended but very hard to find in Scotland.


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