reebtogi (5357) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark pitted fruits with some light chocolate and caramel. Taste is a dark fruity and caramel malty sweetness with a grassy hop bitterness. Full bodied with mild carbonation. A beer that sits heavy in the belly and is not as satisfying as it should be. I like the Hobgoblin better.
triskaideka (312) - Killarney, IRELAND - SEP 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Aldi - pours dark amber with slightly off white head - aroma: malt and grass/citrus. Taste: fruitcake, malty-sweetness, and a decent alcohol kick. Pretty good
lokis333 (280) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - SEP 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear chestnut brown color with small brownish foam. Aroma of malt, and bit fruity, but on the weak side. Taste bitterish and has this nice sweet hop flavour also has some nut notes to it. Also tastes bit on the strong side. Over all very nice beer.
jnsrgnt (14) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I go to this a lot, as it’s generally dirt cheap and delivers plenty for the price. It’s inconsistent, but usually it kicks off with a huge hit of eggy sulphur. As with Hobgoblin, you get a bit of citrus and raisin, but with a lot of diacetyl, veg and some kind of soy/umami thing. At one stage it starts to taste a bit like a liquid version of an old hardback book you found in an attic. Also, Stilton and gum balls. I actually really like it, that’s the thing.
MarcinG (346) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2016 Small white head , dark ruby colour bitter sweet taste with carmel ,spice, bread notes. There is potencial....
Turtles (1490) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear dark amber, yellow-white medium size head, rich lacing. Bitter pine aroma, dried fruit, earthy hops, alcohol. Dry mouthfeel, gentle carbonated. Bitter taste, raisins, notes, hay, wood, pine. Ends with spicy bitterness slightly vinous.
weordie (649) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper with some thin lacing. Sweet malt aroma. A sweet malt taste, some fruity alcohol notes on the tongue.
dchad56 (276) - - AUG 30, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - sweet malty aroma. Still looking clear and thin, Darkish red with minimal head. Slight ting on tongue continues in mouth. Full strong tasting but overall lacking any pleasant characteristics - not the best.
HammerTroll (1130) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely dark red coppery color, clear, minimal white head. Malty sweet aroma, pleasant caramel taste. Watery, average carbonation. Easy going. //stella
alex_leit (1592) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Mahogany color, good foam. Aroma: floral, slightly grassy hops, malts, caramel, toffee, fruit set with a bit of chocolate. Taste: fruity esters, hop bitterness, malt, cake with nuts, decorated with fruit, brandy.