RichTheVillan (836) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; bi blank bold pour, creamy sweet aroma, taste kicks I the same as aroma sweet bold fucking butter fingers spilt most of it my bad, might learn.
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark black colour with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark chocolate, light burnt, alcohol - glue notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate, alcohol, burnt roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. 
Scopey (3243) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Stout 3 & Freestyle Tasting, thanks to Jack.... It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is coconut, vanilla, wood, light roasted malt and burnt sugar. The taste is fairly sweet, roasted malt, caramel, wood, toffee, dark fruit, vanilla, toast and earth with a sweet finish . Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Decent.
Leighton (6956) - London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Stouts Pt. III & Others Tasting - London. Pours clear, brown-black with a tight, creamy tan head. Rich honey aroma, dark malts, burnt sugars. Medium to big sweet flavor, rich brownies, touches of alcohol, hints of rubber. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly sticky sweet finish, burnt sugars light alcohol, sweet bread. OK.
downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as part of the 12 stouts of Christmas. Dark brown with a big, frothy off-white head. Aroma of molasses, chocolate, wood and a hint of vanilla. Flavour had more chocolate, some prunes and oak, before sweet rum took over leading to a gently, slightly creamy finish. Very enjoyable.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (from Ales By Mail). Black colour mediumsized brown head. Aroma is liquorice, some dry ripe fruity sweetness as well as mild rum. Flavour is rather similar with quite a stinging sweet sweetness, probably from the rum. I note no vanilla in here, so it tastes more like a Tiramisu stout... Yet very pleasant, though I had hoped for a vanilla bomb with this one...
Alecwallace (83) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my fourth BBF 12 Stouts of Christmas. The aroma is rum and raisin ice cream, followed by Christmas pudding! Rum and vanilla in the taste and subtle carbonation gives a creamy mouthfeel. There is an astringent bitterness which isnt unpleasant. Another BBF success.
mR_fr0g (439) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home as part of the 12 stouts of Christmas. Black in colour with a soft brown tan slightly grey head. Quite lively out of the bottle and the head sticks around for a good while.
Aromas of earthy damp wood. There is also a little bit of brown sugar sweetness in the nose. Flavours of boozy raisin with sharp roasted barley. Moderately sweet finish and the rum oak flavour lingering for a long time. Palete is soft and creamy, but with higher than expected carbonation.
Creme Brulee is a bit of a misnomer in this beer. I don’t think the flavour profile represents the well known desert very well at all. That aside the beer stands up for itself pretty well.
AleTsar (1331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from brewer 12 Stouts 2012 181212
Black, tan head with small bubbles that dissipates to thin layer, some lacing
Aroma - Rum, some alcohol, dark sugars, some vanilla
Taste - Getting a fair amount of rum, some vanilla, dark sugars, creamy dark malts, bit custardy, but the rum isn’t working for me. Seems unbalanced - i’m not liking the flavour.
Palate - Medium carb and body, creamy texture. Sweet and boozy palate. Finish as main flavour with some lingering alcohol, quite dry.
Overall - The abv seemed to higher than it was - considerably boozy. Rather disappointed with this one. Think this is a ’Marmite’ beer. This is the bottom one for me out of the 12.
cgarvieuk (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home as part of 12 stouts of Christmas 2012 .... dark black ... thin tan head ... soft cola nose .. soft rum ... dark chocolate roast nose ... dark malts ... sweet toffee malts ... soft dark fruits ... ligth vanilla and lightest rum ...
Raspberry Brulle ... black ... thin tan head ... soft mellow roast ... rasp dominates the nose ..light toffee nose ....mellow malts ... soft toffee ... but the raspberry dominates ... 4.0