Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Stout
South Stoke, England


on tap

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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghawener (1607) - Santa Tecla, - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle: Bought on a trip to Mexico. Bitter, dark, smokey, ashy. Food Pairing: Fresh Oyster.

Davros IX (359) - 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 curate’s egg that left me uncertain as to whether I actually enjoyed it.

john44 (3101) - 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. Didn’t enjoy this at all. Very disappointing! (2011-09-16)

Onesimus (85) - 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

Swaroga (2221) - 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.

CH-303 (2248) - 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: Sainsbury’s, 500 ml, GBP ?.??
Info: 31/12-2016, BB: 13/6-2018

meldorf75 (108) - - JAN 1, 2017
Barwa ciemna. Piana srednia drobnopechezykowa. Aromat owocowy. W smaku slodko ale z goryczka. Fajne rzeskie piwko.

s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle Sainsbury’s. Black good tan head. Aroma is roasty dark malts choc taste same some good smokeyness tart dark fruit good bitter finish. Nice stout.

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 McEwan’s Champion you will enjoy this

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.

dutchbeerpages (2439) - 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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