fsbw21086 (331) - 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 (531) - 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 (1823) - 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 (1833) - 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 (4442) - 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.
coldbrewky (1419) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via beer world. Pours a crisp deep copper with a nice thick tan head. Pinpoint lacing encompasses the entire glass, no quaff rings. Moderate body (light undulation)with malt dominating. Some light butter at finish, Can someone snopes the viability of only brewing on the moons. While I am aware of the increase in soil respiration during differing moon phases, this seems to be no way to run a brewery. Ride yer fekkin brooms.
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - Pours dark amber with a two finger head. It smells of toasted malt with caramel and bready characteristics. The flavor is sweet, roast caramel malt with good balancing bitterness. It finishes with some toasty, toffee accented bitterness. This full flavored brew is quite enjoyable. I much prefer it to the regular Hobgoblin.
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, pale copper brown with a 3 finger, chunky, off-white head. Aroma is toffee, dry grass, citrus, caramel, toasted crusty white bread, heavy mineral water, cereal sweet red apple and a bit of earth. Flavor is biscuit, toast, buttery toffee, light citrus, caramel, lots of sweet crystal malt, big mineral notes and a little grainy malt. Palate is on the light side of medium bodied, slick and slightly sticky on the finish. Decent beer, tastes a little over sweet though, like it’s loaded with artificial sweeteners or stevia or something.