TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle (Wobble in a Bottle), a very dark orange/ruby coolour with no head. A strong tangy hop aroma with some sweet maltiness in the background. An enjoyable sourness through the mouth, imparting citrus flavours and a little bit of sweet maltiness. Quite vinuous at that strength of course, warm and spicey, with a lingering tingly and bitter finish on the tongue. Will save my other bottle for Christmas.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Get thee in my throat wee timous beastie! Quite unlike anything I had expected from a ruby ale but such a pity the bottle was so small as I could have gone on drinking this for hours.
I was left with a lovely glow in my stomach as this beer settled and made love to everything around it. The alcohol content should not disturb as it isn’t really a factor where taste is concerned as the orange, and even blackcurrant initial taste warms the tongue and lingers healthily around the back of the throat. A real treat, especially here in New Zealand.
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze beer with a strong slightly off white head. The aroma is very rich and slightly spiced and the flavour has a zing, is rich and fruity and syrupy. Overall a very nice beer.
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. (As Wobble in a Bottle) Brownish orange and hazy, with a beige head. Looks really deliciuos. Hops, a light maltiness, and some caramel in the aroma. Quite volatile. The flavor has a good dash of alcohol, with caramel sweetness and some hoppiness. Fullbodied beer, and a finish with alcohol and hops. (060604)
gunnfryd (14120) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Dark orange colour with a beige head. Fruity apple and ale aroma. Fruity ale and some alcohol flavour.
FrankJohansen (3617) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange colour with a medium mostly lasting orangish head. Powerful aroma and great taste of bitter hops with some sweetness. Nice palate.
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 Bottle from Cask & Glass, Tonbridge. Reddy brown colour with lasting beige head. Lovely aroma of christmas cake and intense hop. Sweet and strong, but hop balances it. Spicey/citrus hop is stunning underpinned by brown sugar and dry grainy malt. Finish has more intense hop. My 2nd Hogs Back strong bottled beer and just as impressive. Lots of orange peel, spice and malt. Gorgeous
Re-rate Cask gravity at Red Lion, Snargate. Sweet, raspberry/strawberry fruit is stunning. Then a decent handful of grapefruit hop, but not too much, producing a dry finish. Malt is a little bit syrupy. Bit of yeasty sourness on aroma and then this huge hit of malt, but the hop dryness never lets it get too flabby. Lovely. It took my a good 50 minutes to drink a pint of it and I can honestly say that I felt different after I finished it, to when I started. Wonderful beer. 4.1/5
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BCA (from Bitter virtue). Rich malty toffee aromas. Some very light hops apparent in the flavour despite this only fairly sweet. There wasnt that much of interest here.
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red/brown with no head. Aromas are sweer malts with fruit, spices and hints of chocolate. Has bready yeast with some berry sourness. Flavours are sweet and malty with chocolate. Quite vinous with herbal, medicinal notes. Nice warming alcohol. Quite thick on the palate. A good brew.
JonMoore (2063) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Hazy deep amber colour with a slim off-white head. Aroma has malt, raisins, brown sugar and a touch of alcohol. Flavours are sweet malt, caramel, some dark fruit and a nice bitter finish. Full bodied, slightly carbonated, with some late warming alcohol. Very good.