harrisoni (16728) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask handpull at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. I’ve had this in bottle so wanted to try it on cask. Looks in cracking condition. Very deep ruby colour with lasting beige head. Flavour of rich malt liquorice. It really is rather good. Aroma has some sour dark fruits. Good in mouth. Slightly sweet to balance the sour fruit. Nice hop kick on the finish. Warming English winter beer. Good stuff
saxo (16112) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Cockney pub Århus. Small head with short duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are nuts, caramel, roast malt and hops.
Rasmus40 (16066) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Alexandra Arms, Rugby, 16/12/13.
Chestnut brown with a good sized light beige covering.
Nose is dark fruit, candied orange peel, sugars, fruit loaf, toffee, light spice.
Taste comprises cake mix, toffee, raisens, candied oranges, fruit peel.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, sweet finale with a little spice.
Decent Xmas beer, actually has some depth to the flavours, not just artifical spice and few spoons more sugar!
MiP (15034) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Dark brown colour. Stable, white head. Slightly sour aroma. Malty, sweet, slightly roasted flavour. Peppery, bitterish aftertaste.
chrisv10 (14283) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Brown with small beige head. Flavour is malt, nuts, caramel, roasted malts, spices and hops.
HenrikSoegaard (12745) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at Cockney Pub. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Brownamber nice colur. Modearte malty and light hoppy aroma. Powerfull fruity moderate bitter flavor. Strong nice chocolate notes. Long nice moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Very nice.
imdownthepub (12688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hook Norton's Twelve Days is aimed as a winter warmer in the keg but is more generally available in bottle. It has a strong dark malt flavour and is very nutty in character. In the keg it has a fruity, plummy taste, but in the bottle the pasteurisation seems to have reduced its appeal a little. Not high on hops, but there is a fine lingering taste left in the mouth. It would benefit geatly by being bottle conditioned, when I believe it would be a classic. Overall a very enjoyable Christmas ale, this was the 2001 vintage bottling that was tasted.
Christian (12554) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2008 Dark red with little head. Malty aroma with a bit of fruit. Rich malt and molasses flavour with a little burned caramel and an excellent hop flavour and bitterness.
thewolf (11881) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Charlies Bar, Cph. Pours deep chestnut brown with a nice, small, creamy, beige head. Great duration. Soft aroma, light prunes and chocolate. Low carbonation, lovely creamy mouthfeel - lightly prickly. Nice flavour. Lots of chocolate, fruitiness, sweet malts, toffee. Finishes with a great amount of dryness with roasted malts, cloves and good, flowery hoppiness. Lovely.