Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Stout
South Stoke, England


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RATINGS: 292   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (16332) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
The beer is black with a thin khaki head. Smells of roasted malt and bitter baking chocolate. A bit of toffee and molasses with a mild coffee aroma and perhaps a hint of dark fruit. The flavor is lightly sweet, mostly from the dark fruit notes, which consists largely of prunes. Fairly heavy on the roasted malt with some coffee and a mild flavor of dark chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
john44 (2742) - 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 (44) - 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 (2165) - Gdańsk, 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 (2088) - 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 (78) - - 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 (2715) - 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 (144) - 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 (2373) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2016
liquorice flavors, some menthol but not unpleasant. Thin beer, but a very longlasting flavor. gift from uckelman

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4035) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Dark, toasted malts, dark chocolate, medium roast filter coffee. Dark, clear brown, medium, frothy, beige head. Light sweet. More toasted malts, molasses, burnt caramel, chocolate and coffee, soft carbonation, medium body, light bitter and just a little bit sour finish. Decent enough, maybe a touch on the light side and lacking some complexity. Bottle from Sainsburys, Victoria.

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