DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice reddish amber, clear, with a compact head. Roasted malt, toast, and caramel aromas. Balanced palate, pleasant to the finish. A terrific ale you could drink all night.
madsberg (10712) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Well Iīve had the possibility to try this for years, but Iíve always avoided it, and now I know why. Its a totally mediocre beer. Amber coloured. Clear.. Dark beige dense head. Some chocolate notes. Sweet and malty. Cocoa notes. Is sweet and light cloying in the end.
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A dark amber ale, I liked this one, great size bottle, flavor was decent, ok aroma, appearance was a dark ruby
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Full ruby color with a strong head and great lacing. Aroma was kinda fishy, sour, though not necessarily bad. Watery palate and kind of lacking flavor. Didnt really taste much in there at all except a little late bitterness and early lemon. My mom likes it though and shes the one who bought it so I canít really complain.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma didnít offer much, but this was a simple and enjoyable beer. Very easy to drink, and I questioned whether it even had alcohol. It reminds me a little of New Castle as it manages to have a reasonable amount of flavor but still feel watery.
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Amber with a redish tinge. Small but fine head with good lasting lacing. Some nice caramel and toffee aroma characteristics. Some nice toffee and caramel malt flavours but nothing too exciting.No real hop flavour to start with, although it goes towards a bitter finish. A bit thin and watery, but would make a good English session beer.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stained crimson glow. Skimpy, baggy, blanched ivory crown. Narrow collar keeps and light skeletal lacing clings.
Vapid aroma of stale graham cracker crust, flat vanilla abstract, and obtuse cocoa.
Flavors usher in a bland and empty front with a mild dark grainy malt. Slow middle with common and infinitely inadequate roast barely reaching the surface. Eases off slow and gradual with a bit more huskiness building with a exaustingly soft effort into a rounded out tameness of roasted grains. Slender sweetness sticks a bit. Slightest of slight hints of vanilla and hazelnut dust sit underneath.
Clean and firm mouthfeel with only a partail carbonation keeping a lighter airyness about it. Tender on the palate but has a slight chalky gracing and softly airs out with a scantly small drying tone.
An average typical English Brown drinker thats altogether bland and boring with meager but acceptable flavors and body to get ya to finish the pint.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5.24.05 Had this on my birthday...supposedly I was drinking warm glasses (not shots..glasses) of vodka after having this...which would explain my blackout and waking up fully dressed with my shoes on. Rock. A really good bitter.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very deep red, Dr. Pepperish-color, thin short-lived head, no lace. Aroma was flowers and herbs nicely cooperating with chocolate, coffee grounds and malt. Hints of esther, cherry, and yeast. Solid well-balanced flavor, with elements of sweet fruit, toasty malt, bread, cherries, caramel and toffee. coffee and cola in the middle and a good wallop of Fuggles and Styrian Goldings hop bitterness. Excellent creamy texture, solid and viscous, without leaving a slimy feeling behind. Unusual, unique bottle. Check out their web site -- itís better than many and tells the humorous "Legend of Hobgoblin Ale."
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smelled a bit like a wet basement, cola colored. Head foamy white, did lace up nice though. Strange fruit taste to it. Not too bitter and seems to get better by the sip. Body was thin and watery and leaves you with very little. Overall ok not great maybe good.