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Style: Stout
South Stoke, England

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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Unfiltered
A Very English Black Ale
Bad King John is black, bitter, and intense. Like the ruthless man it honors. Do not come here looking for subtlety!


kerolasa's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, - NOV 10, 2012
Aye, ratebeer is sayint this is stout. When I poured this to glass I had look of color and though this could be one due the blackness which is quite not pitch black but close. Definition ’a bit more dark than typical cola drink’ is close. There is no clear smell. Taste is malty, and somewhat smoky. Afterwards waterness takes over. Drinkable, nothing special. I have hunch maker did not want to offend anyone, so none got to be pleased either.


3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1127) - SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2016
Deep mahogany with a tight beige head, clear with a good steady bead. Light malt/spice aroma. Medium to full body, nice malty flavours with a spicy finish, citrus hoppy notes lurking in the background. Nice beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nick998 (15) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Dark with light beige head, strong malty flavour with a slight bitterness. nice dark ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Connor66 (67) - - FEB 26, 2016
Very black with a deep liquorice flavour not to harsh but strong enough to last on the pallet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CroccyLc (10) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Tastes very malty, over-ripe banana, raisin and liquorish with a strong bittersweet finish that lasts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1059) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2016
En frisk humlet smag, men overraskende lidt tynd i kroppen, hvilket gør man kan drikke noget mere, og det er vel også en kvalitet.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hansen (8202) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2016
Dark brown and clear. Has an off-white head. Aroma is malty, faint sewer-yeasty. Flavor starts light sweet, some roasted notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lokis333 (275) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - FEB 6, 2016
Cola brown with pork scraching brown cream foam. Light malty chocolate, coffee, nutty, floral and bit on the weak side. Palate, mediu/light body with sharp bitterness leading to harsh aftertaste. Taste, of bitter chocolate, cough syroup, herbs like dandi lion. Overall, interesting, unusual for its type, very harsh bitter, more herbal tastes than smokey or chocolate that is usual, quite intense and strong flavours, interesting and definatly worth a try!

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Halfling_4132 (58) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Appearance: dark cola with small light brown foam, aroma: malt, herby? A bit like cough syrup. Palate:medium body with intense lighter notes. Taste: Very bitter light notes, intense malt, maybe smokey? Cough syrup aftertaste. Overall: too strong, cannot finish but definitely something to blow out the cobwebs!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1956) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Dark brown, not a lot of head. Dark chocolate and burnt toast in the aroma, with some liquorice and a trace of stone fruit. Taste is bitter and quite harsh with a charcoal-like taste. Dry finish. Not bad but not subtle enough for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (8668) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
500ml bottle thanks to Ashton McCobb. Pours clear dark mahogany brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of treacle, light spice. Taste is light sweet, faint spice. Iron and minerals. Burnt toast. Light sweet, but clean finish.


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