slakemythirst (200) - - JAN 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lätt brödiga, nötiga maltiga toner. Stadig kropp och en fin beska. Slutsats: Är troligen klockren till en söndagsstek..men si och så som solist..
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml. Pours a deep mahogoney with a decent off white head. A nutty aroma of caramel malt. And dark fruit. Nice medium body. Sweet candied fruit, caramel malt, and a nice english nuttiness. A nice holiday ale.
ReV2 (167) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle left over from Christmas 2012 and out of date by 3 months. Deep mahogany with an off-white head, aroma of malt & nutmeg. Taste is smooth malt with a little toffee. This has aged well & the head looks like a real ale though not bottle conditioned. Subtle bitter aftertaste, quite sweet and drinking up to its strength. Better than a fresh bottle I’ve had before.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Prominent aroma hinting of fig and molasses. Really nice amber color that is very clear (filtered). Slightly over roasted malt flavor with hints of brown corn syrup (brown sugar). Finish is a bit uncivilized and somewhat bitter. Overall I like this beer. It is a break from what I usually drink and I find the flavors complex yet balanced enough to be interesting.
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark mahogany colour with a nice lasting head on it. Aroma of dark plums, roasted nuts, caramel and over ripe dark berries - lovely.
Quite full bodied with an almost winelike quality. In addition to the flavours from the aroma, this also has a touch of strong english licquorice. Subtle bitter finish with lasting spicyness. Me like. Me like a lot.
DavidAust (128) - 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.
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottel
Color - Darck red/brown
Head - Nice beige
Aroma - Sourness
Flavor - Fruit/Citrus, malt
Ok beer, nice round taste
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle, thanks ekstedt. Dark brown with a tan head. Malty with a hint of bubblegum. Sweetish with light bitterness. Medium bodied, very light carbonation, somewhat astringent.
JCastner (112) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a slight head. Aroma of roasted malt and some biscuit. Taste is first sweet malt with some caramalt, then a very bitter, dry finish. Good, but I was expecting more malt complexity.
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber colour and it has fruit cake like aroma. In the taste its mainly dark fruits makes a good winter warmer must buy again some time soon.