boto (1796) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I agree that this a pretty decent brew. Good hop/malt balance, little to no head. Nice color and a good taste. I’d certainly have another.
earthgirl99 (25) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sleek, simple, and beautiful.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just tried a bottle of this last night, and it looks like the RateBeer folks aren’t very big fans of any of Wychwood’s offerings. I certainly didn’t think this beer was anything to write home about, but it really wasn’t as bad as everyone has made it out to be. Hobgoblin’s characteristics reminded me a lot of Newcastle with less acidity. Burnt copper coloring throughout with little to no head, and a strong nose. Pleasant palate that wears thin after a few seconds. Decent hop/malt balance. Better than average stuff unless there’s some bad bottles floating around.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Redish brown color, thick head around the edges. Has kind of that standard English ale nose, I guess it’s the pale malts along with the kind of hops they use, peppery. Slight chocolate taste comes out after warming a bit. Nice slightly bitter, full finish. There must be some bad bottles out there (clear) because of some of the other ratings I see.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
wow this stuff is bad i wouldn’t wish this stuff on my worst enemy
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not too impressive. Its sourness leads me to believe that maybe I got a bad bottle of this stuff. Anyway, it doesn’t have much flavor and I can’t say I’ll buy it again.
notalush (4584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not much body or flavor. Not much of anything, really. A beer for those that embrace the mediocre.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A brownish red strong ale with little head retention. Rather sweet and chocolatey for an English strong but decent none the less. Could be a little stronger and could use more body, somewhat thin. Very drinkable, I agree.
Ungstrup (28233) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark amber beer wiht no head. The aroma is sligtly fruity as a typical ale. The flavor is a very rounded slightly bitter one. A very drinkable beer.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Redish orange color, flowery aroma, a little thin and light for an English Strong Ale, not much flavor. I doubt I will ever buy this agian,