DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 Quite an attractive pour, aroma of slightly burnt malt, no hops at all.
Taste was different like i cant figure out what it was, decent all the same, maybe a bit thin though. Malty, burntness, caramel maybe.
A decent session beer, good for wetherspoons anyway. Rerate: rubbish.
Wetherspoon beer fest - kirky puffer (may 05)
larsniclas (5522) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 Cask at The Rover, Gothenburg
Redbrown with almost no aroma at all.
A bit thin, but soft and smooth.
Flavour from chocolate and some prune.
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served from Eurobrew’s Legendary Alehouse (?): It poured a clear amber body with a modest off-white head. The nose is caramel with some toffee and a hint of apples. These are balanced by a mild floral bitterness in the taste. It seemed a bit flat, but that’s perhaps because my palate isn’t used to cask brews from England.
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Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2010 At the Abbey. Clear dark copper-red with thick tight tan head that is nice and natural looking and leaves scant lacing. Caramel malt aromas are fresh and fruity: apples and pears. Nice mouthfeel. Good bready flavors with just a hint of diacetyl that is ever so slight and well-integrated. Overall a generic brew but drinkable, and much nicer than it is in the bottle: the cask version lets the flavors shine.
revisited @ The Hobgoblin, Bath. Red-brown with thick cask head. Aroma has buttery biscuity malts. Palate is a bit oily. Good fruitiness in the body. Bready finish. Not bad altogether--5-4-6-3-12
SilkTork (5160) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 5% abv Feb, 2004: White Cliffs Winter Ales Fest. Gravity. Average. Strong in aroma and flavour, but average in quality. [2.9]
4.5% abv Feb, 2009 Who’d Ha’ Thought It, Rochester One of my favourite locals, and I’m here to meet up with an old friend, so we’re in for a session, and all he has on is Abbott, Speckled Hen and Hobgoblin - all 4.5% or higher. I elect to go for the Hobgoblin even though I enjoy the other two beers, because i have fond memories of Hobgoblin drunk in the old Hobgoblin pubs, and also because I don’t often see it in the cask. I gave it a good go, but three pints later i switched to the Hen. This lacks hops, and the malt is neither clean nor malty enough - it’s a dreary mess really - heavy, with a vague, banana and dark fruit flavour in a brown splodge. And this beer is reasonably fresh because I was in here yesterday and he didn’t have the Hobgoblin on. [2.6]
gunnar (5102) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Beiaard, Amsterdam.Pours amber with a small white head. Malty aroma. Taste is sweet, floral, wood and spices, ends hoppy bitter. Smooth mouthfell.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@GBBF07. Sweet aroma with raisin and vanilla. Brown color, beige creamy head, good lace. Sweet, raisin, vanilla, light bitter, very soft mouthfeel. Funny to see that I didn’t find much difference between the pasteurized bottled version and the cask version.
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Cask at Queens Hotel pub on 2008-07-03) Dark amber. Clear. Small white head. Malts and yeast in nose. Medium palate. Malts, yeast and bitterness in taste.
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Old Silk Mill, Derby. A chestnut body with an off-white head; slightly spicy aroma; fruity, malty and spicy; sweet and warming finish with an underlying bitterness. Not as good as the bottled version in my opinion.
Countbeer (4301) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Hobgoblin, London:
Had this one a while ago.
Dark orange to amber color with a small off white airy head, disappears quick.
Smell malts, caramel, hops, spices, sugar and a hint of vanilla.
Taste is bit dull: malts, caramel, grass, hints of fruit, hops and sweets. Slight bittersweet aftertaste.