Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Stout
South Stoke, England


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RATINGS: 285   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!

brokensail's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
The beer is black with a thin khaki head. Smells of roasted malt and bitter baking chocolate. A bit of toffee and molasses with a mild coffee aroma and perhaps a hint of dark fruit. The flavor is lightly sweet, mostly from the dark fruit notes, which consists largely of prunes. Fairly heavy on the roasted malt with some coffee and a mild flavor of dark chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panewby (4) - Washington, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2016 does not count
Great dark beer, complex flavors not to much for a 6% one to enjoy slowly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (2294) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2016
liquorice flavors, some menthol but not unpleasant. Thin beer, but a very longlasting flavor. gift from uckelman

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Dark, toasted malts, dark chocolate, medium roast filter coffee. Dark, clear brown, medium, frothy, beige head. Light sweet. More toasted malts, molasses, burnt caramel, chocolate and coffee, soft carbonation, medium body, light bitter and just a little bit sour finish. Decent enough, maybe a touch on the light side and lacking some complexity. Bottle from Sainsburys, Victoria.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 21, 2016
0,5l bottle bought at a supermarket in Nitra. almost black color, small tan head. smells of licorice, cola, spices, light glueish notes, very light caramel. overall decent smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of licorice, bit roasty, spices, light bready notes, light glue notes, parfumy. finishes lightly to medium roasty with notes of licorice and some bread. overall decent, but a bit simple, also rather bready for a stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bjakk (718) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JUL 28, 2016
A gift from Oliver. Dark red, clear, with almost no foam. Mild aroma with a hint of caramel and alcohol. Sweet, malt, with mild burned sugar tones in the aftertaste. High in carbon and a bit watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1157) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nick998 (17) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Dark with light beige head, strong malty flavour with a slight bitterness. nice dark ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Connor66 (73) - - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CroccyLc (12) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Tastes very malty, over-ripe banana, raisin and liquorish with a strong bittersweet finish that lasts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1463) - 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.

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