p0urmeac0ld0ne (310) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - DEC 10, 2017 mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass.
Color is a light brown on the bottom of the glass and it has a really neat fade into a dark brown with a hint of dark plum. The head is thin, but leaves good lacing. There is some kind of sediment floating around in this beer.
The smell is very similar to a porter. Many sweet malty notes including carmel and honey. There is also a slight floral scent. The taste is of strong carmel honey malts with the similar side of floral hops.
Mouthfeel starts out very smooth and creamy and then becomes just a tad bitter.
Overall, this is a very easy to drink beer and it reminds me a lot of Sam Adams Honey Porter. It is a great beer and a must try for the winter months.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-02-2009 20:54:45
Very well balanced ruby red ale, with a Christmas twist. Subtle hints of spices and other seasonal goodness. Went surprisingly well with a Thai red curry, of all things. Very flavoursome. Not bad for just over a quid in B&M bargains. bjakk (828) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 1, 2017
Brown, clear with yellow creamy foam. Sweet, honey, and bonbon (perubrjóstsykur) in the aroma. Sweet, fruit, honey, with strong sweet fruity hoppy aftertaste. Quite drinkable. Milter (1067) - Nyborg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2017
God engelsk strong ale, Tilpas med sødme og bitterhed. Ikke meget smag af jul. dimeon (483) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 20, 2017
A: Deep red with a medium, thick white head Padchenko (392) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 7, 2017
N: Caramel and polished wood
T: More caramel, with a strong hit of cinnamon. Good bitter backbone and some hints of citrus in the background
O: Nice winter beer, but not too heavy. Could sip a few of these in succession.
Pours dark reddish brown with a small white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is cinnamon and spice. Light to medium carbonation. Texture is light and warming and taste has prominent cinnamon, caramel, and is a little fruity.
ChewyBeer (425) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 20, 2017
Appearance: clear ruby, copper with slight head
Aroma: light malt and spices
Palate: medium light mouthfeel. Low carbonation
Taste: sweet malt initially that makes way to cinnamon
Overall: an interesting beer but a little watery. Lacks a bit od robustness in palate and flavour Trolleo (1769) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 18, 2017
Spicy, shy cinnamon aroma, also some cloves, yeasty, honey cake, even some banana. Clear dark ruby color with small white head. Taste is cinnamon, banana and spices, moderately sweet with long spicy sweet finish. Thin body, watery, flat carbonation. Not exactly a winter warmer but quite nice. azzurro (449) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Good spiced beer for the christmas season. Nice warm touch with the cinnamon, not too spicy, good balance. alvaro78 (637) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAR 31, 2017
Leves aromas a canela y caramelo. MarcinG (1030) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Buen aspecto rubi, espuma persistente.
En boca maltosa y especiada levemente, muy ligera y bebible
Butelka 500ml . Ciemno miesziany kolor. Piana srednia,lekko palona,opada szybko. W aromacie karmel,toffi przyprawy i slody. W smaku slodkawe,alkohol lekko ciagnie o jezyku. Slody, suszone owoce,karmel,ciastka.