MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Clear, dark amber colour with a short and tanned foamy head. Cara-malty aroma with fruity, slightly zesty and spicy hops. Moderately bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a crisp carbonation. Rounded malty body with notes of toffee and fruity and mildly spicy hops; dry-ish and moderately bitter finish with lingering fruity hops. Pleasant. 24.I.11
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500 ml bottle) Pours a pretty copper, very clear. Two and a half fingers of biege head stand at attention and are well-retained. Aroma is sort of tinny-sweaty with vanilla and caramel, not overly appealing. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth but feels very filtered and processed. Lightly prickly. Large, droopy rings of lacing. Flavor is sweaty-tinny and bitter. Vanilla and buttery caramel with hints of fruitiness. Bitterness builds toward finish. Lots of malt but pasteurization and over-filtering and processing seem to have turned it to weak mush. Avoid it, pretty much like every other Wychwood.
imdownthepub (9201) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 500ml from Morrisons in Banbury. Copper with off white head. Big malty beer with a light, metallic, tinny note, slightly boiled hints, but these give a touch of depth to this beer. Dry leafy notes and a lashing of caramel, its really quite easy on the palate. O.k.
fsbw21086 (309) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very malty and surprised me when i took the first sip. Taste is of carmel, hops and alcohol. Slightly watery and ends very dry. I thought it would be more full bodied but instead was strong tasting with a light/alcohol palette.
Beth101 (512) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper with a large off white head andd lacing on the glass.Slightly malty aroma and a taste of malt. Fairly smooth needs a bit more body.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber body with a white head and solid white lacing around the glass. Aromatics are fruity and sweet in nature toffee, caramel, light fruit tones. Medium body with a dry fruit raisin and apricot tone, very smooth and drying, with a mild bitterness. A really solid offering.
Erish (1) - USA - DEC 18, 2010 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured this 500 ml bottle into a Nonic pint glass.
Aroma: lightly roasted malt, a slight metallic note, just a hint of grassy hops, lightly toasted oak.
Appearance: bright, coppery-amber color, thick and fluffy cream-colored head that falls into a good cap with good lacing over the course of a few minutes.
Taste: bread-like malty sweetness up front, with a flash of green apple, and then a raisin-like fruitiness, the middle releases a flash of grassy hops, and then a drying, metallic/mineral note, the finish is grassy, lightly citrusy, dry and long lasting.
Palate: medium-bodied, somewhat silky, moderate carbonation, bracing finish.
Overall: a good beer, but I find the extremely grassy finish a little off-putting.
rubbishystuff (1689) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sort of the good parts about the regular Hobgoblin but more so. I enjoyed it. Serving: Bottle
markas101 (1754) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Copper colour, sweet aroma with heavy hop background. Metallic flavour, strong hop and some faint caramel.
berkshirejohn (3972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Deep gold with a rapidly fading white head that laces the glass nicely; rich fruity aroma, apricots and peaches; toffee malt flavour; with a dry finish.