mr_h (2131) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by hand-pump at Society Room, Glasgow (5.5% abv on the badge) - clear very dark brown, good creamy beige head, berry fruits aroma, excellent film of lacing, smooth creamy, berry fruits flavour, nicely balanced
Brandman (1768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
For the sake of the social interaction just numeral ratings and/or some highlighted attributes. Quite dull strong ale from a decent brewery. Nothing worth of highlighting, but still good.
markas101 (1757) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
JonMoore (1662) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpump at the Swan in the Rushes, Lougborough. Dark chestnut colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of malts and caramel. Sweet, fruity, roasted malty flavour. Full bodied. Very good.
Imaena (1635) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love Hook Norton beers and Twelve Days might be my overall favorite. Its got lots of sweet dark fruit flavor notes and richness.
shoulderbroken (1508) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nose is raisin, sweet malt, late sweet licorice, feels medium, carb is weak, taste is weak alcohol, sweet tar, late cooked vegetables.
onystrom (1315) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - Cockney pub Århus. Borwn colour with okay head. Aroma and taste are nuts, caramel, roast malt and hops.
tombyars (1271) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
allmyvinyl (1120) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the White Lady. Surprisingly pale red-brown pour, expected a darker beer. Some chocolate on the nose, otherwise just "malty". Taste is sweet, finish is sweet. I wouldn’t go so far as to say "lyrically". I would say it was "watery" instead. OK.