Rasmus40 (20712) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg.
Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruity, malty, nutty and almost perfumy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sticky mouthfeel. This is not a winter warmer, though is fairness it was served way too cold. 251210 Theydon_Bois (19513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Served on cask at the Rose and Thistle, Frimley Green into a UK pint glass (Jan ’12).
The colour was a dark rich, brown, darker than mid brown and a decent half finger of white head that remained pretty much throughout the first 2/3rds of the drinking experience.
In terms of smell, fruits of the dark and dried variety stand out, along with spices and a little malt aroma.
Tastewise, definately dominated by the fruits and malts, quite a complex mix of different malts going on, also caramel/toffee/sugars, a toasted flavour blending in with the spices present (maybe a pinch of nutmeg/cinnamon?).
A fairly full bodied beer for 5% with a certain amount of chewiness, I took my time over this one! A Bitter/soured aftertaste.
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2005
Cask at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford
I know that this is out of season, but I forgot to rate it at the time.
Dark brown/ruby beer with rich malty fruit and brown sugar flavour. Hoppy spiciness on the end. Splendid to keep you warm yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2011
Cask at the wharf. A small, beige head sits on top of a clear chestnut body. The aroma has roasted malts and a hint of coffee, as well as toffee and dried fruits. A bit thin on the palate maybe. Roasted malts, dried fruits, toffee and a little bitterness in the flavor, roasted malts and toffee in the end. A pleasant one indeed, but lacks a bit on body to go as a winter beer for me. 101204 Dedollewaitor (16159) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2007
Cask, Chr. firtal, Odense: Dark brown with little off white bubbly head. low to no carbonation. Malty sweet dominants. Nuts/caramel. Though the body is thin it has a Silky smooth texture/mouthfeel. Hard to spot the hops. Enjoyable!
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
Cask (The King’s Arms, Oxford) Youngs version.
Stonkingly good strong ale, even if a little weak for a strong (it was 5.6 % back when I was regularly drinking it). Subdued spicy sweet and malty aroma. Much more in the taste. Massive complex fruity and sweet nougaty components augment a huge brown malty body. One of my favourites. MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 Cask. Nice, creamy head and palate. Dark chestnut colour. Malty and full-flavoured. Sour/bitter aftertaste. gunnfryd (14892) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2011
Cask at the Wharf. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, caramel, hop, roasted malt. Flavour is fruit, caramel, hop, malt, coffee. OK/Nice beer. imdownthepub (14555) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2005
Cask Conditioned at The Crown Hotel, Chertsey, Surrey. Chestnut coloured with thin head. Roasted malts to the fore, with charred coffee husk taste. Thin in body and with a sweet fruity background. OK but not great. Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
Dark brown with a small creamy head. Little aroma with some malt and caramel. Big sweet flavour dominated by the malt and only with a hint of bitterness at the end. And a perfect version of that creamy, silky cask mouthfeel