Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: English Strong Ale
Hook Norton, England


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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottled, Pasteurised.
Twelve Days is a dark brown strong beer brewed for Christmas. A finely balanced ale, lightly hopped with a strong malt and nutty flavor. The strength gives the beer a smooth lingering aftertaste. A definite ale to savour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 19, 2010
THOUGHTS: A nice Christmas gift. It was like some sort of Christmas dessert. The carbonation was a bit overpowering. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium to dark red, that looked brown in the glass with red highlights and a small, white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was nice but weak. There was light to moderate toasted, nutty, caramel and milk chocolate malts; light hops; raisin, plum and toffee. The initial flavor was sweet and acidic; while the finish was rather sweet, lightly bitter and acidic with and average to long duration. There was caramel and nutty malts, toffee, hints of cocoa, raisins, some dark cherries, plum a little apple, toast, cookies, molasses and a little earthy and herbal hops. The notch above medium body was somewhat syrupy and then dry with highly fizzy carbonation and a dry, slightly metallic and lightly astringent finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1500) - ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
500 mL bottle from Beers of Europe poured into a Belgian beer goblet. Very dark, with little head. A smooth and pleasant stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (1464) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2015
It is a very malty aromatic ale with overtones of nuts and chocolate. The taste is filled with caramel and dried fruit (raisins), light tones of dark chocolate and walnut. Everything is composed in a very simple manner that at no time are confused. Hop bitterness is marking and keep the balance well in check in this well brewed ale. Towards the end, a little notes of coffee and a dry aftertaste. It is simply completed and delicate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2008 Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Malty, sweet and roasted aroma with notes of fruit, caramel and chocolate. The taste is malty and roasted, a little less sweeter than the aroma, notes of fruit, nuts, light spiciness. A bit of hop bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters (1410) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2012
murky brownish black color, thin off white head. Mostly a solid collar. Almond, malt, caramel, chocolate, pear and dark fruits. Nice bold nose for such an ABV that it is. Taste pretty much the same as the nose. Thin but coats well and a good long lasting flavor. Solid beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Dark brown with a smaller head, not very viscous, seems thin... Aroma is sweet stick with big notes of dark fruits... Very malty flavor, nutty, dark fruits, mild chocolate notes... Lots of flavor for 5.5%, not as sweet as it smells.. Very good, Flavourful, as it would be spelled some would say more correctly...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1390) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2012
From a 500ml bottle on 8/7/2012. Pours a clear dark red brown with a medium fine head. Has some bready and caramel malt in the aroma, along with some fruit. The flavour is quite intense with dark/stewed fruit, nuts, and a rich maltiness which features caramel, toffee, chocolate, nutty and roasty notes. The body is full and the bitterness firm. This actually comes across bigger than 5.5% and feels like a bit of a winter sipper. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Bottle, Big Bang, Oxford. Dark caramel, small layer of tan. Plumy fruit aroma, dry toast, chocolate. Soft, very pleasant. Dry caramel flavor, soft roast, a touch of coffee and chocolate. Substantial body, dry, gentle finish. A really decent porter. (Yes, it’s a porter.) Wish I could find it from the cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of roasted malt, caramel, dried fruit and spices. Smooth taste, slightly dry. Nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleksander9 (1374) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2013
Nice dark brown with small off-white head. Small aroma of sweet caramel, floral hops, metal and roasted malt. Nice vinous mouth feel with small carbonation. Aftertaste is molasses, roasted malt, sweet caramel and floral hops. Overall: nice. Miss better aroma.

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