rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber color with a beige head.
Caramel and hops aroma.
Quite drinkable, although nothing special or remarkable about this beer.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer was a major dissapointment. It pours a dark color, but is much lighter when held up to the light. The aroma and flavor are in the same category--pretty much non-existent. I thought this tasted like carbonated water, with a little bit of hops thrown in. The mouthfeel is incredibly thin to boot. Not worth the $6 in my opinion."
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmmm the Hobgoblin as interesting and profound as it may seem left me disinterestred. I got concerened when i had absolutley no head on the pour. A weird combination for citrius and bitter chocolate.
dj (565) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 500ml. A dark amber-coloured pour with an average diminishing head. Musty citrus aromas. A somewhat sweet malty taste with chocolate and biscuity hints. A nice moderate bitter finish with burnt notes. Some acidity. Medium carbonation. Nice, but not unique.
Reid (2276) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice enough beer to look at, dark brown with a splotchy/bubbly creme coloured head.
Aroma for me is very very light..malty, least its not horrible.
Flavour is malty and slightly fruity, slight hopping, doesnt have they typical flavoursome tastes that most Englishh made ESBs have..its quite dull really.
Palte is alright..nothing to write home about.
Its drinkable but I am very dissapointed ..for me the Fiddlers Elbow was better and $2 a bottle cheaper. I will stick to Black Sheep for my English beer drinking pleasure up here in Salem.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml Bottle: This one was a surprise for me, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it so much. Highly pleasing aroma of chocolate, toffee, and caramel; Glade should make an air freshener out of this. Pours amber with a decent head that, while it reduced, never went all the way away. Flavour is excellent, complex, with elements of fruit, chocolate, caramel, malt, and a hint of hops underneath. Smooth and pleasant, only light carbonated. Highly recommended.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma was yeasty and sweet malty. Flavor was a wonderful balance of malts and hops. Another fine beer from the UK.
nakhoda (16) - ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty gassy/ petillante, which is a bit of a cheat on mouthfeel; dark with a very long bitter finish. Fizz had gone by the end of the jar leaving nothing in the mouth.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft: poured dark brown with a small off white head. small notes of fennel and malty sweetness. medium body feel with stonch carbonation and a decent malt flavor with slight bittering characters throuout. better then i thought it would be.
eaglefan538 (3019) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a brown color with a decent initial head that laced ok. Aroma was roasted malts. Flavor was roasted malts, some dry fruits, butter, and metallic flavors. The latter two were somewhat detracting and added to a light astringent bitterness to the beer. Alcohol was a non-factor. Mouthfeel was acidic and carbonated with a moderate body.