mjs (4014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Cask at Bricklayer Arms, London) This beer was dominated by berries. It wasn’t really unpleasant thing but it made me wonder whether something had gone wrong either in brewing or during conditioning. In any case: alcohol was quite hidden and sweetness was bit too much present. Bitterness was quite low and could have been stronger so that it would have cut the sweetness.
BOBBDrinker (50) - - MAR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A strong dark beer ideal for winter, it really does warm you as you drink it but it’s strength is not transferred into the taste. It has a strong coffee taste with hints of caramel and a slight bitterness but generally smooth. There is a smoked malt and coffee aroma, with only a small head it is a still a brilliant beer from Hogs Back!
Nuffield (3549) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I have now had quite of few of the Hogs Back beers, and I am getting rather pessimistic about their brewing. This one has some nice features, such as the roasted and nutty flavors. However, as with other beers by this brewer, I feel that it disappoints by letting it down in a big way in some particular dimension. Slightly syrupy appearance, cola-like carbonation, although flatter in the mouth. Very soon into the beer, the sweetness dominates with negative consequences. Imbalanced flavors lead to a sour face, sometimes because of the sweetness. And once it goes completely flat--which happens all too quick--it becomes very difficult drinking. (my 100th beer rated for July 2002--a simple landmark for some people, but a personal best that is likely to stand for some time).
daniele (4507) - ITALY - SEP 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
scura poca schiuma non molto persistente giusta poco gasssata decisamente maltata tostata buon corpo
Bullit (3725) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Burg Bieren. Dark brown colour, tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, some fruits and spices. Flavour is caramel malts, toffee, spices, some fruitiness. Meh.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAR 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown colour, the head lasts only few seconds. The aroma is hoppy and very spicy, quite disappointing. The flavour is lighter than I expected, with roasted malts, a port taste and some spicy hints (coriander above all). The finish is quite hoppy and bitter. Quite balanced and particular, but not really one of my favourite beers. Anyway, I don't think this beer could be considered a true porter beer...
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From A Bottle.Almost black with no head,aroma is of sweet fruit,taste is malty with red wine and a sweet dry finish.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (handpump) @ The Metropolitan Bar, Greater London, England NW1.
Clear medium to dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, berry, pudding, raisin, galvanized water pipes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. 
joergen (18930) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Bree Louise.
Clear red brown coloured with no head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, berries and overriped fruits.
Fruity flavour of caramel, berries, dried fruits and overriped fruits.
Idiosynkrasie (2780) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Clear darkest brown with small firm creamy lacing tan head. Flat dark malt aroma with soapy touch instead of roast. Taste is continously dry, almost soapy, boring, disappointing.