maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 Bottle on 09/03/2010. Clear dark copper body with a medium frothy off-white head. Big sugary aroma with caramel and faint fruit. Sweet caramel flavor, lots of sugar with some fruity notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 6/3/6/3/13 - 3.1
03/28/2006 - Clear brown color with a thin light brown head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet caramel malts and light bitterness. 7/4/7/3/14 - 3.5
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2006 From 25 oz. bottle into pint glass. Good head, pleasant aroma, though hard to describe. Just the right amount of bitterness, very tasty and a great finish.
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark, chocolate brown beer with a thickish white head. A strong syrupy sweet malty nose, with elements of citrus hoppiness. The taste is again strong on the sweet malty aspect, the finish is a little dry in comparison, with the hint of hops. (Bottle).
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aromas of burnt caramel, hint of chocolate, and some nut?. Flavor has a nice lightly sweet malt start, with some caramel, and a touch of smoke.
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 1pint 0.9 ounce bottle this Hobgoblin is an absolutely clear reddish brown with a quarter inch white head. The carbonation seems to be medium. The aroma is almost non existent, but there a few malt notes to be found. The flavor is about the same. There is just not much there. The finish is clean and quick. A good session beer, but.... Now hold on! I had 2 bottles of this and the 2nd one poured out kind of skunky. I could smell it during the pour. I guess this is not a big surprise for a beer packaged up in a clear bottle. Oh, ick, it even tastes skunky. I guess this is where the overall category comes in. As far as being consistent this brew ainít making it overall.
MarkoR (930) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber color with thin brownish head. Skunky aroma. Kind of bitter. Taste of chocolate. Bottle from LCBO.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg @ Mest, Stockholm
Served freezing cold with plenty of carbon dioxide. And I mean plenty! A slight bottled UK-beer taste, bit sharp with toffee and a spicy aftertaste. Drinkable.
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint caramel malt nose. Nice dark brown-amber color, but the head is thin/flat to non-existent. Lovely rich sweet maltiness that fades to a non-unpleasant dryness. Seems even a little tangy 30 seconds later. Not overly impressive, but this pint went down very pleasantly.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mid brown coloured with some alcohol present and some sour fruit aroma. Slightly dry malt finish.
XtraStout (46) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I truly love this beer. I like especially the fact that it comes in a larger bottle. Pours a nice dark cherry brown and dispite the slight bitter edge it is quite smooth. Nice caramel and chocolate malt smell.