imdownthepub (15642) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from Tebay Services, Orton, Cumbria. Copper with white head. This proved to be quite a rich and fruity beer, there is a smooth, slightly toffee’d malty body, lightly roasted but fullish on the palate. This is followed by plum pudding notes, raisins and sultana’s with a hint of nuttiness. Decent. RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottled from Tebay services. Rich plum and sherry aroma. This is a spicy, fruity, complex ruby coloured beer and well worthy of its winter warmer description. Its a bit of a liquid fruit cake, loads of raisin and sultana flavours, with some bready notes late on. Not had anything like this for a long time. mike_77 (7369) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2017 Black colour. Toasty, cocoa, malt aroma. Taste has roast malt, treacle. Fruity finish. Hanoi (991) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle: Nose is smoke, lots of oak, slight vinious, . Taste is cherry cola, smoke, touch of pepper, leads to some coco and a sweet then bitter finish. There is too much sweetness in the middle order, but pleasent enough. dantheman278 (1365) - SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2011
Cask at Bacchus, Newcastle. For some reason the RateBeer app decided to not post this... Anyway, deep brown with ruby highlights, small beige head. Nose is vinous and fruity, with a lovely oak/chocolate streak. Taste is sweet and malty, some dark fruits. Lovely wintery beer, could drink a lot of this.
Sigmund (8100) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 1, 2011
UPDATED: APR 2, 2011 Cask (hand pump) at the Darlington Spring Thing Beer Festival 2011. ABV is 6.3%. Very dark ruby colour, nearly black. Moderate beige head. Very nice vinous aroma, hints of oak and ripe red fruits. The flavour has a certain fruitiness with vinous notes, but is not very sweet. Moderately bitter finish with woody notes. One of the better beers of the festival. Christian (14040) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Brown with a small off-white head. Fruity and roasted aroma with chocolate. Sweet fruity flavour with a roasted finish. anders37 (27892) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2008. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with some hints of caramel. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Has a slighlty sweetishroasted malty chocolate finish with some hints of caramel in the aftertaste. fonefan (52981) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Cask @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.harrisoni (19695) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2008
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (060808)
Bottle from Utobeer. A good looking BCA, black/dark brown with thick lasting beige head. Some coffee choc powder on aroma. Strength is well hidden. Some spice on aroma. Some dark fruits too. Pretty competent and very drinkable. Nice black cherry fnish with choc and a touch of spice and liquorice. Decent.