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

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Cask; Seasonal - Winter.
"A strong, dark brown beer, offering a dominantly malty palate with nutty overtones. The finish is lyrically sweet that speaks for its strength. A fine partner to the Cheese Board."


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
I love Hook Norton beers and Twelve Days might be my overall favorite. Its got lots of sweet dark fruit flavor notes and richness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2012
Tried this at the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in December 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark ruby red in colour with a thick creamy buff head - has the appearance of Sarah Hughes Ruby Red Mild. Strong roast malt in the long intense aroma. Thick creamy mouthfeel and superb lacing throughout. Dark malts give a maltloaf base with strong mocha coffee, rich Belgian chocolate, sweet molasses and strong fruit notes of overipe plums. Hardly any note of hop resins in the aftertaste as malt returns in the smooth vinous finish with creamy vanilla and oak cask flavours. This is a superb Strong Ale and worth seeking out, highly recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are very vinous with burnt toast and toffee with black currants and strawberry. Molasses with bready cookie dough. Flavours are fruity and sweet with dry and spicy red wine notes. Viscous with a warming palate. A proper winter brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2011
Cask at JDW Holloway. Dark red brown with bubbly off white head. Aroma yeast, very fruity, bit of pear, quite vinous. Taste is sweet, raspberry jam. Medium bodied with sweet finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1905) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield. Dark almost opaque brown hazelnut. Raisin and brown sugar aroma. Sweet with caramel and fruit, prune and Xmas spice coming through. Bright nutmeg finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11533) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Amber/brown colored beer with a decent beige head. Chocolate aroma, some nuts, some toffee. Flavor from chocolate and fruits, toffee and again some nutty notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ Charlies Bar, Pilestraede 33, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear dark brown amber color with a small to average, fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light roasted and nutty, spices - fruity notes ! Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, malty, sweet, nutty. Body is medium, texture is oily - sticky and smooth, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110114]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11990) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg. Clear dark red brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Smooth and soft finish. 251210

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11472) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
Cask. Brown with small beige head. Flavour is malt, nuts, caramel, roasted malts, spices and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Cask. Pours a clear orangey brown with a rough beige head. The nose has roast and dark dried fruit. Medium body, Port-like sweetness, prunes and raisin with a touch of roast. Decently hoppy finish. 190111


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