Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a somewhat hazy reddish brown with a modest light tan creamy head that fails quickly leaving a velum like coating of lace. Nose has a sweet rich malt aroma, caramel, and a bit of hops, spicy and pleasant. Front is quite sweet, decently malted, with a touch of the bittering hops at the back, moderate in feel. Finish has a fair to middling acidity, the hops delectable in their spiciness, sweet and dry aftertaste lingers long on the palate, a quite nice beer.
TorbenJensen (828) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
TedE (547) - 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 (41) - 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 (2707) - 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 (377) - 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 (4402) - 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 (5028) - 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 (1802) - 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 (2441) - 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 (952) - 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.