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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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3.5
Theydon_Bois (20607) - 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 !

3.4
leaparsons (10764) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2005 As Titanic Christmas Ale. Bottle conditioned. Brewed in 2004, bottled in 2005 (according to the label). Deep mahogony in colour, no head. Aromas are winter fruit with tobacco and a fair amount of smokiness. Also, mollasses and mellow berries. Flavours are soft berries with medicinal, herbal notes. Has a sweet, dark syrup base, mollasses with some earthy woodiness. Sweet, spicy and herbal on the finish. It certainly tastes Xmassy. Quite mouth numbing in its alcohol - or warming. Pretty good.

3.4
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Centre, Bury 24/11/2001 Mid brown coloured and strong in alcohol with a fruit aroma. Warming slight hop finish.

3.4
sm89walt (2080) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2007
Cask - Fat Cat, Norwich. A reddy brown colour with a slight beige head. Full fruity and tobacco aromas disperse towards the nose along with its noticeable alcohol content. The flavours are warming, a decidedly berry-like fruitiness. Quite a syrupy mouthfeel that saturates the whole palate. This was too sweet in pint form for me but it was a pleasant drink.

3.4
fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
[ As Titanic Christmas Ale ]. Alc. 7.6% Light light unclear light to medium brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, nutty, drie fruit sweet, date, licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090103]

3.4
imdownthepub (15325) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, from York Beer & Wine. Clouded red brown with slight head. To be fair, it was a bit of a wreckage this one. Fruity, spiced, nutty with some roastiness but a bit of a miss match with flavours at angles to the body of the beer. Having said that its quite drinkable and full.

3.4
mcberko (18930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
On tap at The Wellington in Birmingham, pours dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma of light brown sugar and toffee. Flavour is much more full-bodied than the nose suggests, with toffee, burnt caramel and earthy hops. Full-bodied palate - malt heavy initially, with a hop finish. Very nice.

3.4
Bullit (4686) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle from The Cave, as Titanic Christmas Ale, 7.6% ABV. A small fountain when opening. Hazy dark copper colour, huge off-white head. Nose is yeasty, spicy, candy sugar. Flavour is malty, sour fruits, spices, nutty, some tartness, slight alcoholic, sweet caramel. Fruity and sour finish. Medium bodied. Lots of things going on here, but not sure if balanced.

3.4
Nocturne (1992) - 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 wouldn’t 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.

3.4
CraftBeerNick (2803) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Cask at Rake, 16th January 14. Lots going on, rich dried fruit, fairly flat, nice warming boozy notes, drinkable


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