Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Stout
South Stoke, England


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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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!

laiti's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7772) - Helsinki, - FEB 5, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 24.09.2009
Aroma has licorice, well roasted malt and coffee notes. Flavour has pleasant roastiness, licorice and some dark chocolate. Finishes with ash, coffee notes and hints of cocoa. Some may find the malt here way too roasted, but I seem to enjoy even this level of roastiness. Palate could be more rich though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Halfling_4132 (40) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1803) - Ely, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (7724) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4413) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle. Appearance - deep brown to black with a decent head. Nose - molasses and toffee. Taste - honey and molasses. Burnt toast. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - interesting beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarcinG (198) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Ciemne wrecz czarne z biala lekko palona piana ktora szybko zanika. Lekko wodniste.malo tu zapachow i smakow.w smaku chlebowe slodko gorzkie. ...nijakie niestety. O zapachu nie wspomne bo nie ma. Zapowiadalo sie ok a wyszlo...nijak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gattinko (79) - Trnava, - NOV 21, 2015
Stout je kategória pív ktoré sú pre mňa ako stvorené, Bad King John je pekný príklad ako má stout vyzerať najchutnejší je po tom, ako ho už prehltnete, výrazná chuť alkoholu nadpriemerná horkosť

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lich0o (2) - MEXICO - NOV 11, 2015 does not count
Not my first choice, poor taste, gives the impression of been some watery, the only thing salvageable is the design of the bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (6377) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Black pour with a thin light tan head. Lovely sweet dark nose of fig and light cocoa tones..Smooth and semisweet flavor with some sort of stone fruit tone like date or raisin, combined with gentle stouty black malt and light chocolatiness. Sturdy but quaffable. No nonsense, very English.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uckelman (501) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Pours opaque dark brown, just a lacing of head. Mild aroma of dark roasted malts. Medium-light body. Fairly lively for having so little head, with noticeable carbonic acid on the finish. Lightly sweet. Not super complex, but very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarauckelman (324) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Dark reddish brown with no head. Not much aroma, a bit roasty. Unusual flavor, sort of like cream soda + cola + a hint of coffee. Thin body, would almost be better with a bit more carbonation.

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