drmet (965) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2016
-pours a clear brown with ruby tinges and a medium,foamy,offwhite head
-low carbonation visible
-caramel,toffee,cherry,strawberry,plu to medium carbonation
-light to medium body
This was great. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Nice and malty. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, hint of cereal. Taste is sweet, with average duration. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head. Haz_1 (1) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2016 does not count
Bloody nice strong dark ale. Not that strong really, but enough to not be to weak. Would buy again for sure. Oh yeah, it’s English.
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 21, 2007
pours a clear purple/brown with a small tan head. nice estery aroma with some dark malts, licorice, and burnt caramel. flavor is again fruity with lots of burnt caramel and raisins. lots of malts. incredibly smooth, medium bodied beer. wow....impressive! Cybercat (5835) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Aroma is strong and richly malty with a strong overtone of brown sugar. It pours a clear dark brown with a thick, fine-bubbled, off-white head that stays around. Flavor is malty with ribbons of brown sugar or molasses and smoky and nutty hints. Aftertaste is rather sweet but not cloying; there is just a whisper of hop bitterness. A delightful ale.
DavidAust (275) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2015
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. Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2005
Bottle. Head light brown. Body Dark red. Aroma choccolate, orange. Spicy bitterrness, malty, complex and lovely. keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Thanks to wyzzywyz22 for sending this gem. Absolutely beautiful, black with a tan lacing head. First whiff is light and fruity but that changes to a malty biscuit smell. How do they do that. Flavor is roasted malt, maybe some chocolate and nicely bitter. Finished dry and crisp. I really enjoyed this one. Wish I had 11 more. thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
Pours a dark amber colour and it has fruit cake like aroma. In the taste its mainly dark fruits makes a good winter warmer must buy again some time soon. Milter (944) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2017 Dejlig strong ale med frisk smag, med let røget eftersmag. Flot udseende. Værd at smage igen.