31st October 2016 – Review by Rob
Twelve days is a strong dark brown beer, offering a dominantly malty palate with nutty overtones, giving way to a lyrical sweetness that speaks for its strength. Cheers!
Dark brown in colour, yes. Malty, nutty in taste, yes, certainly a good dab of chocolate in flavour, yes. Lyrical sweetness? Lyrical sweetness? I have no idea what this is? How can you describe a taste as a sound? Do you know what I can hear? A loud colour. Do you know what I can smell? Music.
Honestly this is my problem with this drink – the pompous pretentiousness of the PR rep, probably called Keith (who drives an Insignia) who thought it would be a good idea to stick a few long and groovy words, to appeal to the cool ‘yoof’ of today. This is what the people want, a fancy label and some appealing words. The drink does not match the label. 5.5% is not strong. You catch my drift Keith?
Is this supposed to be a Christmas beer? 12 days of Christmas? Is that a partridge in a pear tree on the label?
My thoughts are that this is a great, different beer. Thank God it is not another supermarket safe-choice IPA. This is good, something different to go out and find and I highly recommend.
But find it on a barrel so you don’t have to read Keith’s babble. As I continue to drink this beer my final thoughts are that Keith must also smoke as his taste buds clearly missed the chocolate flavour – or maybe it was his ears.