chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Pigs Ear Beer Festival, London on 6 December 2006. Dark reddish brown colour. Strong raisiny fruit aroma with some vinous notes and a slight herbal, medicinal feel. More rich fruit on the palate. Plums and prunes. Slightly woody. Rich and complex mouthfeel. A warming and satisfying strong ale.
tommann (3267) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
275ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with no head at all. Aroma is stewed apples, yeasty caramel malt and some alcohol. Some malt to start. Sweet malty finish with medium bitterness. A bit flat and lifeless.
Vignale (3204) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stark strong ale som hette Wobble in a bottle när jag drack den. Söt, men ändå stramt syrlig som en engelsk stark cider. Skulle gärna ha ett par sådana här på lager.
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
[330ml bottle, Waitrose Edinburgh] Pours totally flat, opaque purplish/mauve with no rising carbonation. Smells extremely fruity, hints of dark stone fruits – plums, prunes etc. Alcohol tang is the first thing on the palate, then rich stone and berry fruit, malts and warmth. Ripe tastes hide the alcohol in the finish and leave more fruit flavours to come out at the end – it tastes like it should be one of your five a day, and would be sensational with some fruitcake. I love the cartoon man slumped in his armchair with beer and slippers [sampled as Wobble in a Bottle]. 
joe19612 (2501) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a maroon colour with a light tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is rich medium malts and a citrusy hop note. Taste is caramel and pale malt with just a hint of bitterness.
evergreen0199 (2898) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A 3 year old bottle from the brewery (also had this on cask a couple of times at the Shepherd and Flock pub on the roundabout in Farnham, Surrey). An amber/red/ruby coloured pour with a medium beige head. Sweet, boozy, fruity aroma. Tastes sweet, dark fruit/plums, spice, malty, brandy like christmas cake. A warming festive treat, lovely stuff from Hogs Back.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
21/01/2009. Amber, clear, with more of a thick creamy film on top than a head. Delicious ripe fruit esters mixed with orange hop and mild caramel sweetness. Lovely deep hop character nestles in behind the rich sweet (but perfectly attenuated and never cloying) malt character. Looks, smells and tastes gorgeous... this is a great example of the balanced style of beer that the English do best. It could be 3% or 10% but still have this perfect harmony of malt and hop.
anders37 (22515) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty sweety dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit finish with some hints of caramel.
Estarriol (5) - ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
275ml bottle as part of Hogs Back christmas set (thanks to mother- and father-in-law!). Enjoyed at home at room temperature (around 19 degrees C) in a trappist variant glass.
Appearance - Pours smoothly, a medium-thick deep amber/ruby liquid with a very thin head. Beautiful colour up against the light, although less head than I’d like.
Aroma - Dominated by yeast and hops, undertones reminiscent of honey-smoked ham and chocolate.
Taste - Full-on bitter hops and alcohol dominates from beginning to near-end, overdone to my tastes and drowns out the subtleties of the beer. Right at the end it mellows down and then something very pleasant comes out - sweet and warm, honey, malt and chocolate. I found myself sipping this very slowly in order to get the best out of the beer.
Palate - Thinner and fizzier than I’d like, but not bad. Leaves a smooth coating on the mouth afterwards though which is rather pleasant.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle@Home. Sourish, laurel, licorice, fruity aroma. Red colour, light hazy, beige irregular small head, no lace. Sweet, bitter, laurel, licorice, hint of fruity sourness. Very oily. Off-flavours, unblanced. Did I have a bad bottle?