jmgreenuk (7093) - 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 thereís 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. Itís a very decent beer though and Iíd certainly order it again.
Joakgust (1317) - 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.
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Har haft den här flaskan i kylskåpet i säkert ett år. Hela tiden varit säkert på att den skulle vara tjock och mindre god. Men ack så fel
TheJestersBeer (2364) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, mid bitterness.
Fruity, roasted taste, citrus, apricot, "copper", fairly complex. (2010-04-19)
mabel (8384) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4619-20120722] 500mL bottle. Caramel and corn mash aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. Burnt caramel grains and light orange malt flavour. Medium body. Average, nice to try. (6/3/6/4/13) 3.2
zimbo (871) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Big head which leaves some side drifting and deep brown it is too. You taste the alcohol all right but thereís so little else on the palate from beginning to the non bitter end you canít help but think this is Carlberg Special Brew for Hobbits.
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
15th March 2011
Clear brown beer, small off white head. Malt with a touch of marmite. Brief estery note before a bitter dry finish. Not great on cask and only a bit better from the bottle. Disappointing.
ReV2 (170) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thereís nothing wrong with this beer a bit of bottle conditioning couldnít put right. A stronger version of Hobgoblin with more caramel added.
mike67 (1050) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours dark red with an off-white, tall, long lasting, fluffy head. Aroma is of bready malt, caramel, earthy hops and cherry. Body is full and smooth. Earthy hops, caramel malt, ripe fruit and peppery notes fill the mouth. Finish is long, peppery. Delicious brew.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich and toasty nose with medium bitterness. Pours a lovely deep amber with a fluffy head and good lace. A very pretty beer. Flavour is very pleasant - vineous, cerealey, full of sweet malt and underpinned slightly with a hop biterness. Well balanced, and surprisingly fresh for a beer of this hue and strength. Not bad at all.