Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask-GBBF. Copper with a lasting white head. Grass and toffee aroma. Rather harsh bitterness.
mjs (4277) - 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.
TBone (11932) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@Lamplighter, St Helier, Jersey
Dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma has toffee and some toasted sugars. Light, almost watery palate. Low carbonation. Light toffee sweetness. Light leafy hoppy finish, otherwise quite low bitterness. Bland, with Indian food ok?
SperkeleForce (406) - 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.
SilkTork (5121) - 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]
Rune (7361) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half on cask. Amber coloured. Small lasting white head. Dry fruity aroma. Well rounded flavour with a caramel component. Light bitter finish (Edgar Wallace, Temple 15.09.2006).
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Volunteer, Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire. Dark amber. Sweet caramel aroma and taste, fading to a slight fruitiness. Bitter finish. Not bad.
Ethereal (2409) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A pint at the Wetherspoons in Wimbledon. Reddish brown with a small head. Caramel malt aroma and a sweet, nutty malt taste. Like the bottled version, distinctly average.
Gary (1305) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2009 Wen’t down smooth in a ridiculous Over-Sized Guinness hat on March 17. Malty and caramel’y.Dusty and fruity esters ...but that dusty yeast thing is way OTT.Like dust from an old school book. I liked the bottled version more.Sacrilege ?Whatever man.
dynamiteninja (1397) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask.Firebug, Leicester. Basically this is absolute crap. Toffee, malt, hop background, biscuit, fruit, roastiness. Thin tan head, dark brown bod. Bittersweet. Pretty sweet finish