Nilz (423) - 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.
Jonb5 (397) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint, one little finger head. Mahogany colour. Strong smell of roasted coffee and malts. Tasted woody with some coffee. Smooth enough. Decent pint but not one to seek out again.
hohops (386) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance - very dark, ruby, beige head leaving plenty of lacing. Aroma- malty, a bit of fruit. Taste- smooth, medium bodied, malts, slight roast, dark fruit hints. Not as complex as the bottled version.
jvhemert (336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
AROMA: chocolate, caramel, hint of licorice, roasty
APPEARANCE: brown, clear, minimal head
TASTE: medium sweetness, lightly bitter
PALATE: light body, thin feel, soft carbonation
OVERALL: aromas are quite faint and the thin palate makes this beer miss the mark.
mrant (330) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think this is what I had. In Hobgoblin bar in tokyo, hobgoblin dark cask on tap. Darkish, quite rich and malty. Somewhat watery, but very decent overall.
Sjohnh (287) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Shakespeare, Coventry. I prefer this from a bottle, maybe needed to be warmer. Reddish, little aroma, taste OK with plums and caramel but not enough of it.
Vladivostok (285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, almost porter coloured with a nice off-white head. Flavours are subtle - licorice, roasted malts. All very gentle with no strong hop flavours but a really tasty Burton type beer. I like it.
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A classic English bitter which comes across with big toffee and nutty notes. Light and thin in mouthfeel, goes down very easily, with enough a faint hop presence to keep things ticking along.
iammadeofjelly (193) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 Very interesting beer. VERY strong bitter flavour. Not something i could drink a lot of, quite fizzy. Gives me a bit of a headache, id recommend anyone to try it though. good slogan ’afraid you might taste something lager boy?’ Very dark looking with a dark head.
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rødbrun farge med et hvit skum, skummet hang fint i glassveggen. Aroma av malt, karamell, nøtter og frukt.. Smaken følger aroma, litt lav bitterhet i avsluttningen.