Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft av malt, humle, karamell, torkad frukt, toner av körsbär. Bra balans mellan sötma och beska.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber with a white head. Aroma is full of toffee and grass. Flavor is caramel and toffee with some grass and earth mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
cthistle (6) - SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Similar to hobgoblin. Pours amber with small diminishing head to no head. Aromas malty and sweet. Tastes light bitter and sweet, pleasant stronger hobgoblin.
mile (3805) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel - some toffee, some dark fruits. Body is moderate and malty and sweetish, caramel - some toffee, some dark fruits. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light roasted malt, light fruitiness and faint hoppyness. Caramel sweetish strong ale - that’s it.
tampierre (1270) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,caramel,fruit and citrus aroma ; Dark amber color with smaller head ; Almost heavy sweet and light bitter taste ; Medium body ; Pretty good.
zenkis (754) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, deep brown reddish with white off top, medium lasting, a bit lacing afterwards. Aroma is rich malty-bready, bongbong candy, sweetish dark fruits, a bit alcohol also comes out. Liked so intense aroma.
Taste is semisweet, far away sour plus pleasantly above medium bitter from hopping - this brew overall reminds me more of bitter but aromatic one, with no yeasty profile presence.
Palate - medium body, light dry finish, sort of toasted malt bitter in aftertaste (also in first aroma was a bit of toasted malt). Mild spicy bouquet.
O.A. - very aromatic, bitter ale, minus was confusion about accordance to style, not easy drinkable, complex flavor.
anfractuosity (340) - - MAR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice beer, like a stronger version of hobgoblin. Nice darkish ambery colour.
sputnikus (96) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is malty, with some fruit (pears, cherries) and molasses. Hazy amber with minimal taned head. Taste is sweet with alcohol bitterness. Medium body and oily texture and very lively carbonation. Long malty finish. Nothing fancy here, just good old strong ale.
rocbyter (2074) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet fruity malt aroma. Hazy amber color with a medium tan head. Moderate sweet beginning with a mild alcohol bitterness in the finish.
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
As with all Wychwood beers, I’m initially put off by the naff label and branding. Aroma of dark molasses , smokey and malty. Taste - some sweetness at first - then very bitter. I like it but I can’t get past the bitterness. I keep trying to look for more in that bitterness, but it’s very one note as others have noted. So there you are.