Rob_D_UK (1342) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a creamy white head. Aroma of quite sweet malt and tastes of an upfront bitter with lacings of alcohol.
Joakgust (1310) - 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.
floydian1 (1301) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml brown bottle. An amber brown beer with an ample dense cream white head. Nose is sugary sweet with notes of raisins and plums together with flowery hops and a hint of alcohol. Taste is medium to full bodied fruity malts with a medium English hop finish. Lovely smooth easy drinking palate. Like a turbo charged Hobgoblin.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a copper amber with a tiny white head, that was gone rather quick. Aroma was malts, bisscuits, caramel and yeast. Flavor was caramel malts, with a hint of biscuits. Malty and sweet with a mild hop bitter in the finish. Very mild and not enough for me. Average at best.
eduardovl (1283) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a clear copper amber color forming a medium to small yellow head with good retention. Strong caramel, resin, dry plums and flowery hops. Taste follows the nose. Very malty with strong notes of caramel, dry plums and grassy hops. Good bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Great drinkability. Strong British character.
humlelala (1272) - DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Sample at Papsø’s) Pours a clear amber with little, white head that laces the glass. Aroma is lightly hoppy with lightly malty notes. Brew is medium-bodied, oily texture with medium carbonation and a dry finish.Taste is mildly sweet with medium bitterness.
rok1024 (1269) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber appearance, decent head. Malty, moderately hoppy, citric. Decent medium palate, overall satisfying ale.
Mjp12 (1264) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Over sweet malt on the nose, and while there are some interesting flavous in the beer, they seem too reserved, hiding in the background. Not terrible, a decent esb .
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Caramel, molasses and a touch fruity (citrus)
A - Dark amber with lasting white head
T - Light sweetness with alcohol and bitter
P - Medium to full and a touch harsh
O - Not as good as the normal goblin
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep brown colour, ruby, stable cream head, nice deep malty aroma, with hoppy hinds. medium bitterness, medium sweetness, nice full tasteslick feel, long finish, surprice that the beer is lively, long long finish. good stuff