Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Stout
South Stoke, England


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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle: Unfiltered
A Very English Black Ale
Bad King John is black, bitter, and intense. Like the ruthless man it honors. Do not come here looking for subtlety!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, - NOV 10, 2012
Aye, ratebeer is sayint this is stout. When I poured this to glass I had look of color and though this could be one due the blackness which is quite not pitch black but close. Definition a bit more dark than typical cola drink is close. There is no clear smell. Taste is malty, and somewhat smoky. Afterwards waterness takes over. Drinkable, nothing special. I have hunch maker did not want to offend anyone, so none got to be pleased either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davros IX (300) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2017
An ESB/old ale crossed with a stout. It looked great in the tankard with lovely colour and head. There was a lot of quite surprising sweet malt that resulted in a very nice mouthfeel. The flavour was unique and difficult to pin down; a bit of a curates egg that left me uncertain as to whether I actually enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle. Black in colour. Very Malty; burnt roasty malts, bitter coffee, liquorice, some chocolate. Hoppy; earthy hops. Very very bitter burnt roasty malts; burnt taste much too extreme. Subtle NO; Intense yes. Didnt enjoy this at all. Very disappointing! (2011-09-16)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onesimus (70) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2017
On the nose you are hit by liquorice and some hints of caramel. Mouthfeel has medium carbonation and feel. Tastes strong liquorice and some herbs (like dandelion and burdock). Bitter sweet and quite a long aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Swaroga (2213) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 4, 2017
50cp bottle. The beer has a dark brown, can see through, colour with small, ivory head. Aroma has weak intensity, with notes of dark fruits, chocolate and molasses. Very watery and mineral. Watery body with delicate carbonation. Flavour is also watered down. On the other side the beer is easy to drink and not completely distasteful. Easy pint with empty flavour. Many other real ales could fill this emptiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (2171) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Appearance: Very dark brown, slight tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, sweetness. Slight coffee. Nice.
Bought: Sainsburys, 500 ml, GBP ?.??
Info: 31/12-2016, BB: 13/6-2018

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meldorf75 (88) - - JAN 1, 2017
Barwa ciemna. Piana srednia drobnopechezykowa. Aromat owocowy. W smaku slodko ale z goryczka. Fajne rzeskie piwko.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2766) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle Sainsburys. Black good tan head. Aroma is roasty dark malts choc taste same some good smokeyness tart dark fruit good bitter finish. Nice stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Antzrhere (181) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Pours dark brown. Soft carbonation. Aroma of burnt toffee and fruity yeast esters. Taste is interesting but isnt particularly refined - slightly solventy. Plenty of roast, dark toffee, dark fruity yeast esters, some licorice. Not bad though, i think its unfiltered and theres a freshness thats rare with many commercial bottled beers. If you enjoy beers like McEwans Champion you will enjoy this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panewby (5) - Washington, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2016 does not count
Great dark beer, complex flavors not to much for a 6% one to enjoy slowly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (2438) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2016
liquorice flavors, some menthol but not unpleasant. Thin beer, but a very longlasting flavor. gift from uckelman

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