charlotte (5499) - rødovre, 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. tombyars (1816) - 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. wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2012
Cask, Dispensary, Liverpool. Murky brown colour with a thin lingering tan head. Aroma was dark fruit, sweet malt and spices. Similarly sweet, verging on cloying flavour, with notes of toffee, butterscotch, fruits and clove. Boozy finish with some bitterness. All a bit muddled. tommann (4093) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2012
500ml bottle at 7.4%. Pours a very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is bready, nutmeg, other Christmas spice and a little coffee. Taste has spice and coffee to start. Bready finish with some coffee on the aftertaste. Bullit (4845) - 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.
mcberko (20305) - 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. saxo (20028) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle from Havnens vin og tobak. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are dried fruits, orange, nuts, caramel, malt and hops. gunnfryd (15645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, roasted malt, caramel, spices. Flavour is hop, caramel, alcohol, roasted malt, spices, berries. Medium to full body. OK/ Nice beer. stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear and brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, cinnamon, anis and cloves. The flavor is very close to the nose. The palate is spices, bitterness and alcoholwarmth. Overall the beer has an odd bitterness. planky84 (3603) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle from Beers of Europe as ’Christmas Ale’. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Toffee, caramel and dark fruit aromas with some port like qualities in the nose. Grapefruit, pineapple and candied peel flavours. Whole fruit mouthfeel. Rich, warming Christmas beer.