Imaena (1066) - 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.
harrisoni (11023) - 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
jlhooker (14) - Dublin, Ireland, IRELAND - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Black Sheep Dublin. Dark brown slight beige head. Balanced malt nutty caramel fruits taste. Very nice.
markas101 (1677) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - 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.
berkshirejohn (3685) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Nags Head, Reading. Deep mahogany in colour with a beige head; treacle aroma; complex flavour with lots of sweet malt and hints of tar, licorice and roasted nuts; the finish is dry and smoky with a sustained but gentle hoppy bitterness. Excellent.
leaparsons (7129) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump), Lord Moon of the Mall, Whitehall. A tasty, if relatively restrained, winter warmer. Plummy fruit, smooth caramel malt, nutty nuances with enough spicy hop to provide balance. Ticks all the right boxes without being too ostentatious. A fine specimen.
Christian (9845) - 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.
SaintMatty (3703) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Giddy Bridge, Southampton- Dark in colour with a fruity aroma with just a hint of sourness. Coffee and chocolate feature in the taste. Very drinkable.
shoulderbroken (1169) - 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.