Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deeper brown with an average beige head. Aroma is more heavy and malty, consisting of caramel, nuts, fig, and some slight spice notes. Roasted. The taste is pretty much what I was expecting from the nose. It is more nutty here and the I do get a bit more spice, especially at the end. The aftertaste is more nutty over everything else. It lasts awhile, but isn’t very strong. This is very smooth when drinking, with a medium body and some flatter carbonation. Nothing bad to report, although this one isn’t all that special.
TedE (490) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle into glass, poured at room temperature. Faint smoky malt nose. Dark brown beer with towering tan-coloured head. No carbonation. Slight tingle on the tongue,sweet malt taste. Aftertaste is a bit of raisiny bitterness but quite abrupt and dry. Nice, good for a couple at least.
DavidAust (38) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
We don’t get a huge range of English Ales in Australia, and what there is tends to be highly priced. Twelve days meets the market with a decent price for a solid and credible beer. Dark as you expect an ESB to be, decent head with mild aroma hinting of malts and fruits to come. Not too thick and a mild carbonation makes this a well bodied brew; with a mix of sweet malts, bitterness, alcohol and a lingering fruity and current flavour to finish. Actually the temperature you drink this at will greatly increase or decrease the fruit at the end (4-6 degrees Celsius as I like it = less fruit / 9-11 degrees Celsius as recommended by Hook Norton = more dark dried fruit that lingers longer).
AS funny as it may sound, it does taste like a winter’s Christmas in England as portrayed in movies / TV. Great to sit back and sip on its own on a cold day or with a nice piece of chocolate cake or Christmas pudding.
hawanna (2633) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle
chocolate, coffee, roasty, herbs, earthy, brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
Milter (322) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dejlig strong ale med frisk smag, med let røget eftersmag. Flot udseende. Værd at smage igen.
Desverger (3781) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SuperBest Ama’r Foodmarket, CPH - dark sienna/brown pour with a nice beige head. Aroma and taste is caramel malty, toffee, nutty, knækbrød, some dark fruits, some nice spicy nuances, pretty satisfying overall.
Idiosynkrasie (4905) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Ruby red glowing, dark brown colour ith small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Malty aroma with a nuttily touch, a strange bitter, somehow alcoholic almond note. Taste is nuttily malty, slightly bitter hoppy overtones, a cautious touch of Marmite, subtle malt sweetness.
Gorm (1701) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klar møkebrun farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt og frukt. Smak av røstet malt, karamell og frukt. Lett bitter og minimalt karbonert. Vinmonopolet.
nilsas (2302) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lukt: Frukter, eik og noe karamell.
Utseende: Mørk fin kastanje rød/brun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt lag skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Smak av karamell og en anelse kaffe.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Hinna, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@5,5%, Når@26.01.2015
Florya (856) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: darkbrown, off-white head Aroma: dark fruits, nutmeg, orange.. Palate: medium body, creamy texture, smooth carbonation.
fellebag (1136) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50cl. Small grey white head. Clear dark red brown color. Aroma is bubble gum, berries, leather. Taste is sweet, leather, light caramel, earth.