RobBestwick (871) - Calgary, Alberta, - DEC 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Rich raisiny aroma with hints of Wychwood artificialness. Deep copper hue with a off white head. Fruity (cherry/plum) flavour and very sweet. Syrupy texture and bitter finish. OK but not the best christmas ale.
oh6gdx (25749) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Reddish amber colour with a small beige head. Aroma is plum, raisins, some mild sweet maltyness as well as mild herbal notes. Flavour is raisins, sweet malts, fruits and some floral notes. Old bottle, but nice to see some hops have survived as well.
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Piper’s End, New Year’s Eve. Clear chesnut with a pinkish beige collar collapsing to a halo. Nose natural jammy fruit, hint of cask. That sourish yeasty Wychwood thing. Mouth unsickly fruit sweetness, slightly balanced with oily English hop traces, apple and berry fruit, oak, malt nuttiness. Was expecting much worse.
KnutAlbert (6740) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botlte at Chris’ .
Sweet and fruity beerl ots of malt, plums and spices. Long finish. Surprisingly good.
joe19612 (2731) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown colour with a thin white head. Plenty of malt in the aroma. The taste is a bit sugary at first, then comes the winter fruit. The taste is a bit sour in the finish. Not sure if i like it or not.
fonefan (46059) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ Vintage BBF 2008 ]. Light unclear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oxidide, cardboard, raisin, plum. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet with a average to long duration, raisin - plum, dark malt - caramel, plum - raisin sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, forget where. Red/purple tinted brown with an off white head. Not a great deal in the nose but I’ve got a cold and next to no sense of smell anyway. Quite reasonable flavour without the usual metallic thing you get with a lot of Wychwood beers. Jammy fruityness. Quite drinkable, shame about the metal presence.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, Morrisons, West Kirby. Something a bit nasty and ill conceived about this....Definite artificial tang, aroma was a mixture of car tyres and gummy plums. Sickly flavour, couldn’t finish. Booo
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really liked this Christmas beer, pity the review and the second one I did both got erased from the BA site somehow.
I know it had a plum rich flavour and aroma, it was a dark ruby colour, which looked great. The spice ’mace’ is used in the brew, I knew there was something in the flavour, but I didn’t pick up just one spice, mixed spices hit me in the nose and in the mouth. Pity I can’t remember the whole review, it was a good read!
madmitch76 (23361) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9th December 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Brown beer with a crisp palate. Good carbonation. Strong sourish fruit, the spice is subtle. Refreshing.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with an off white head. Sweet, slightly leathery malt aroma. Taste is sweet malt with some plummy sourness. No bitterness. The overall effect is of a proprietory cough remedy: not unattractive, quite interesting, but not something you’d want to sample twice in the same lifetime.