albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 9, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice copper color with diminishing head, Drinkable with mild hop notes, a bit sweet and slightly tinny aftertaste.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, garnet color with thin white head. Aroma is full of English hops and a small malt flavor underneath. A bit bland. Flavor is a somewhat sour mix of malt and hops. A milt citric grapefruit hop flavor is very mild and nice at the base of the tongue.
scotty (1113) - SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled.Lovely dark brew with a firm head. A rather "dumb" nose, there are hints of malt & hops but not a lot. Palate makes up for the disappointing aroma this is so full of flavour and is well balanced too. This is a lovely,full bodied and satisfying ale, good stuff!!
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of the bottle. Pours a dark red color. Nice malty taste. Good but not great. Too bad this company can take more time and put it into the quality of their beverage rather than their stylish labels.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark red amber color with very light head. Sticky lace all over my english pint glass. Aroma is dark fruit, light malt......earthy. Flavor is malty, some caramel, some dark fruit, some nutiness, and chocolate. Oddly enough a very mildly bitter finish with the hop presence muted, it hits me as mostly sweet and malty but a bit dry. There are some good flavors in this one. It does have a finish to it that makes you want another sip soon. I like it.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark amber with little head. Smell of skunk and fruit. Flavor is lacking in this one.. malt sweetness to a mild bitter finish. Not a bad beer but not worth the price tag. could use more hop bitterness.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
CLEAR bottle. Upon opening...skunk smell. Poured aggressively, produce little head and more skunk. passing on the close-up sniff. Taste is a flat malt with mild hops and a sour note to finish. Tasted better then it smelled. A little watery.
Aggie80 (801) - Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark amber pour with white head and nice lacing. Malty aroma with that touch of sourness that indicates an English bitter. Refreshing with my Saturday lunch, a good sandwish after a hard workout. Bit pricey at $4 a bottle, but good. I wonít turn one down if offered!
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color. Aroma is mildly malty. Mostly malts up front, maybe a little toffee. Slightly roasty finish.
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 5.5% abv. Iíve always liked the Hobgoblin, although when I had to break it down for rating, itís not necessarily the best beer going. Its a bit weak and thin, but has a nice caramelly flavour and malt. Itís a bit flat overall, though.