dalfaro86 (309) - Mexico City, MEXICO - FEB 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a semicloudy deep amber brew wit a diminute whitw head with poor retention, aroma is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with notes of caramel, fruity malt and floral hop, médium bodied, the flavor has notes of caramel, fruity malt and floral hops, bittersweet fiinish, one dimensional.
Jado (766) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear deep copper colour with a white head that slowly dies down leaving good lacing. Lots of fruit aromas on the nose, notably plum and raisin, as well as some malty notes. Taste is largely the same, dominated by dark fruit and caramel but with a bit of a hop kick at the end and some warming alcohol, with a lingering finish. Some other ratings noted the beer being rather unbalanced. I frankly didn’t find that. Maybe the long journey from the UK to Australia knocked some of the edges off this one.
AndyW68 (1430) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Nive sweet staet followed by a short lived bitter finish. Decent beer.
jaghana (5445) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50cl, a amber beer with low head. Aroma is very caramelized, dry, burnt caramel notes, grassy hops, alcohol notes, medium body, very dry and burnt malt feeling at the finish. One dimensional beer.
dfearnley (1759) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
King Goblin 500mL, unfortunately out of the bottle.
Skunk, straw, English hops. Sweet with a bitter alcoholy finish. Medium bodied, silky and creamy. On occasion, I love me a nice hobgoblin, but this just doesn't seem to be worth the effort and elevated price. Solid, but not spectacular.
VastActiv (5602) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.5l. Colour is dark orange with small thick white head. Aromas and flavours are toffee, caramel, bitterness and malts. Not bad.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beautiful deep amber color with a short-lived white head. Aroma is light malt and brown sugar. Flavor of raw almonds and molasses. Finishes with an out-of-balance bitterness.
Tmoney99 (13338) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear light brown color with an average to large frothy off-white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Good moderate floral hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft texture. Moderate bittersweet flavor with with a moderate bittersweet finish of average duration.
jmgreenuk (7460) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy orange colour with a thin white bubbly head. The aroma is rich and malty with slightly fruity notes which gave you the promise of something more to come. The flavour is very bitter with bags of liquorice and spice which totally dominates the beer. The palate is bitter and there’s a lingering liquorice aftertaste too. At just 6.6% this is a very bitter beer where the flavour comes more from the hops rather than the alcohol. It’s a very decent beer though and I’d certainly order it again.
Joakgust (1334) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 50 cl - Orange amber beer with a moderate sized white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, bread, dates, raisins, apricots and alcohol. Flavor is malty with notes of apricots, caramel, dates and earthy hops. A bit unbalanced as the hops take very little space in this beer, however it is very true to style.