renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose very typical fruity hogs back. Dark chestnut colour, fine off-white head. Not impressive, quite dull, very long bitter finish, little bit of treacle but well overpowered by the very bitterness of it all. ok.
Garrat (1325) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2009 Bottle.Chestnut with a small head,aroma is fruity and musty with old wood and leather,taste has tartness with dark fruits,orange marmalade,leather oak dry and spicy with a long dry bitter finish and some smoke,my senses are fully satisfied,a great experience and i’m still smiling.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
BCA. Sweet toffeeish malts with hints of richer roast flavours. A bit of the usual Hogs Back yeast flavour which can be slightly offputting to me. Drinkable enough but not great.
leaparsons (9605) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper with a small head. Aromas are malty with cookies. Some pear and spices. Flavours are sweet toffee and chocolate with pear and some citrus. Dry on the finish. Decent.
cgarvieuk (20431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, thanks to my mate Bill for this ... Good copper colour... light fruit nose ... Decent enough main beer , little balanced fruit malt but its too drying bitter in linger for me... decent enough session ale.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. A boring bitter. Balanced beween the hop and the malt. Boring, grainy, lightly sweet mouthfeel. Some chemically type stuff happening in the finish.
harrisoni (16863) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull at the Wetherspoons in Kingston. Reddish amber colour. Hogs Back yeasty aroma, plenty of deep red berry fruit in mouth and then harsh, but balanced brambly hedgerow hop finish that lasted for a good 5 minutes in the mouth. Malts are hedgerow and berry fruits that are juicy and mix well with this harsh hop finish.
berkshirejohn (5833) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Chstnut with a deep creamy beige head; citrus aromas; fruity and sharp with a predominantly orange flavour, but smooth and creamy and easy to drink; leaves a lingering bitterness.