worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
Dark brownish red with a thin fizzy most dissapearing tan head. Smells of caramel light roasted malt, nut, wood and spice. Medium oily body. Sweet taste of caramel malt, nut and light sour fruit with citrus with a dry bittersweet finish. Some nice Christmas spice. Clean smooth body and keeps me coming back.
johndoughty (5449) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle. Bronze with a small head.Slightly malty and not really what it pretends to be-a winter beer. Pretty boring and nondescript. sdmmb (1826) - BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Bierhuis, Ossett. Malty, chestnut flavoured bitter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle from B&M drank at home, 24/12/12. Chestnut with a dissipating cream collar. Aniseed, sprouts, nutty malt aroma. Pleasant if unexciting with bitter walnut, digestive biscuit and aniseed-spicy English hop. Coffee-dunked butter biscuit hints. OK. AshtonMcCobb (6608) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance - opaque black with just a chink of red around the edges. The head dissipates a bit too quickly.
Nose - dark chocolate and liquorice
Taste - more of the same, with malt bitterness in the finish.
Palate - medium bodied with a big tangy texture and a finish which is dominated by malt astringency.
Overall - this seems to have a lot of poor marks. I think it’s quite decent, of course these days this style of beer is not in vogue.
fonefan (49369) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
mike_77 (6668) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
Clear medium yellow orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, dusty, spicy, wood - tobacco. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, orange, tart fruit notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
Aroma and flavour of toasty malts. It’s quite bitter and dry. A bit too light and thin though. cgarvieuk (24515) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle in the garden... Deep brown... Thin tan lacing.... Soft sweet dark sweet malts nose... Soft malts.. Light metallic bitter malts... Long blood bitter linger ManVsBeer (10467) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle from Rhythm & Booze, Huddersfield. Coppery amber with a very thin head. Has a decent toffee nose with some of this evident in its flavour. Has quite a lot of activity and fizz in the palate. jamesie1857 (2150) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2012
500ml bottle - no idea how or why the snowman was wronged to want to seek revenge on a bunch of beer drinkers, but it seems he’s had a go anyway. Deep reddy brown in colour, the tan head is sticking around like the aforementioned snowman in a thaw. The nose is dark fruits, a bit of spice, and a mild hit of hops. The first hit is a bit thin, fizzy, some citrus, bitter herbs, afterwards the finish is a bit on the dry side.
Not bad, but I think the heavier 5+% one would give more kick.