vipinvelp (2078) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear nice dark redish brown with light brown foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is bit weak, coffee and some roast. Taste is decent bitter dark ale with coffee, malt and some nut tones. Nice long bitter aftertaste. (Moscow 201302)
Bif (1392) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mahogany color with a good head that fades to ample lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts with bit of dark fruit in the background. Taste of roasted malt, some nuts and dark fruit. Mild bitterness and dry finish. Medium body, smooth and creamy. Very nicely balanced. Very enjoyable beer. Well worth checking out.
Leighton (10542) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours clear amber with a creamy, beige head. Nose holds some ripe fruits, dirt, leaves. Medium sweet flavor, some bready malts, berries, plums, hints of chocolate and coffee. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, nice coffee notes, more fairly ripe, sweetened berries, nips of chocolate. Quite tasty stuff, in fact.
Zita (4546) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
caramel, bread, red/golden, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, light bitter finish.
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Y.N.W.A Beershop, Kolding. Pours ruby amber with a small off white head. Rich malty - caramel, nuts, fruit and a mild spicy note. Smooth with a rather low carbonation. Pleasant.
zacgillbanks (2160) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Bottle from b&m Chester-le-Street. A deep dark ruby, almost black beer. It has a rich chocolate and spiced flavour, liquorice and cinnamon notes and slight warming red fruity and roasted chocolate finish.
sic1314 (3114) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep reddish brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of berry fruit and a hint of liquorice. Medium body, flavour of sweet caramel malt and nuttyness. Spiced, dry aftertaste.
Imaena (1811) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like the way that Hook does beer. Steam powered brewery with a gravity feed system that lets the wort flow from the mash tuns at the top of the brewery on down through the brew cycle till the beer reaches the ground floor. That same attention to detail can be found in their beers - i like twelve days best of all for its warmth, sweet raisin flavors, and heavy winter ale persona.
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
5.5% deep ruby red colour with a thin head, fruity aroma, complex fruity taste, nice winter beer.
undercurrent25 (1381) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddy/brown colour, big foamy head, taste is malty and spicy and very xmassy