SilkTork (5068) - 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 (7248) - 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).
Ethereal (2399) - 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 (1265) - big city livin ,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 (1334) - 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
Beerhammaren (862) - FINLAND - APR 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark amber brown with a small head. Aroma is caramel, malts and fruits. Some dirt. Flavor is a bit bitter. Smooth flavor is caramel, herbs, malts and fruits. Drinkable, easy.
caseynswan (46) - - JUL 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very sour characteristically british aroma. The beer is a gorgeous dark ruby color. Malty flavor with a bitter finish.
BeerFunGuy (462) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer has a really interesting aroma. It smells much like an ale but there is something different which I can’t out my finger on. It had a malty flavor and finishes clean.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ Oxford Beer Festival, UK Backlog 23 Oct 2004
At 5%. Decent but not more. A bit harsh. Tried it many times through the years, but its not my cup of...pint.
MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Dark chestnut brown colour. Very mild flavour, hint of tea. A bit malty and sourish in the finish. Not a great beer in my opinion.