lux_edwards (25) - - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Appearance: dark with white head. Aroma: spicey, hoppy. Taste: lightly bitter. Palateah smooth. Overall: very good
smoggymackem (4) - Seaham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lovely fruity nutty ruby ale, i am always looking for this wherever i go. Also stocked my fridge with the bottled version
a_cross (472) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in The Fleetsbridge, a Toby Carvery of all places; ruby, clear, no head; aroma is berry fruit, nuttiness; tastes dry and of berries, toasted malt; this example was a shade flabby but Iíve had enough of this in the past to regard it as one of the better mainstream cask beers.
gegwilson (225) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I used to love a pint of hobgoblin back when it was 5%. I remamber it being a lovely flavoursome ale, but this pint was poor. Not sure if it was a bad pint or itís just a lot worse for the reduction in ABV. Still had the ruby body and cream head, but the taste was vegetable with some caramel. Very disappointing.
AshtonMcCobb (1744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Ryries. Amber in colour with a decent head. Biscuits and dried fruit on the nose. More biscuits plus some toffee and more dried fruit on the taste - a little bit of astringent maltiness on the finish, which spoils the end result. The palate as already mentioned is quite astringent on the finish but there is a decent structure and texture to this beer. Overall, solid but didnít have another - preferred the bottled version in fact.
Nilz (312) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark ruddy ale, slight head which dissipated; aroma of burnt toffee; taste of a nice caramel note and a mild bitter finish.
minutemat (431) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask at The Old Hand & Diamond, Coedway on the England/Wales border. Ok, bit more taste than the pint before this but on the whole, medium malts, medium roast, medium fruits, medium taste, generally a mediocre beer.
SperkeleForce (342) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Kittys Helsinki. Pours amber red. Notes OF roasted, caramel, toffee. Pretty simple beer with too watery body. Not that enjoyable, needs more taste.
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
1.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Had this at Cotswold hotel in Lower Slaughter, but it had gone over and soured.
somersetelvis (10) - Weston super Mare, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This used to be a good beer but as usual with a big brewery takeover, itís lost itís big flavours. A mild roasted malt flavour with slight fruit tones remain but I was left wanting more from a beer which should be better.