kaiho (69) - - SEP 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear light amber with noticeable carbonation. Little discernible hop aroma, more of hedgerow and slight sweetness. Taste typical of British bitters with added strange back-of-the-tongue sweetness that borders on the medicinal. Not unpleasant but in larger amounts (toward the end of the pint) started to get overpowering. Not my fave from Hog’s Back.
allmyvinyl (1938) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle form Beers of Europe. Amber gold pour with a short-lived white head. Aromas are caramel and grassy hops. Taste is a bit thin, more sweetness, but with a creeping slow bitterness at the back. Thin, light bodied, soft carbonation, short finish. Not very interesting, but definitely a thirst quencher.
g_georgiou (117) - CYPRUS - OCT 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber colour with a white head but fast fading. Malt and brown sugar. Some chocolate. A bit weak.
berkshirejohn (4127) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
50cl bottle from the Hogs Back Brewery shop. Golden amber with a fast fading cream head; unfortunately the aroma is dominated by overstewed caramel malts; rather thin in the mouth with a sweet caramel malt body, and a hint of burnt sugar; and an incipid finish. Not great.
Rob_D_UK (598) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a lovely chestnut with a white head, typical bitter smell and a bit of biscuit in the taste.
BlackHaddock (3179) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle: BBD Mar 2013, poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 2 Apr 2013, so two days out of date!
Lovely looking beer for 30 seconds: bright amber/reddy brown/light mahogany body with a good but fast fading head. It then doesn’t look so great, just a collar and wisp sits on the fine body.
Fruity malt loaf sort of aroma with a taste to match: there is a drying bitterness towards the end of each sip but this is mostly a malt based fairly sweet beer and to my liking.
The body is almost rich in its depth and for a 4%ABV beer is impressive, a well made beer for sure.
EdKing (1718) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Oddbins. Colour is chestnut brown, clear, white head and very carbonated. Nose is sugary and citrousy like the smell of R. Whites lemonade, then some barley boiled sweet. Taste is caramel, lemon, boiled sweet sugar, grainy, husky. There’s a million filtered brown bitters like this in England.
olliejobbins (697) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. pours a dark amber with small white/cream coloured head. aroma is of malts and hops - smells like a good bitter. taste is a tad disappointing. tasted slightly skunky with an oily feel. still hoppy and bitter nonetheless.
joe19612 (1727) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a orange amber colour with a thin white head, fruity aroma, the taste is bitter and malty with a dry finish.
Theydon_Bois (6547) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home - 31/12/12.
Pours dark golden amber with a thin off white head that soon clears to the edge.
Nose is light fruits, caramel, background hops.
Tastes of caramel malt, fruits, light hops, touch of apples, a little biscuit.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, some bitterness in the finish.
Assumes the classic ’W’ rating - "whelmed" ! Drinkable but dull.
dogbomb (834) - ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear dark tea coloured beer with a few bubbles in the body of the beer, but a head which disappears flat. Nose is incredibly sweet malt with a little hint of chocolate. Taste is quite full bitter, with a slight chocolate hint and some grassy hoppiness. Finish is refreshing with some very slight fruitiness. Solid.