Oleg85 (194) - Yaroslavl, RUSSIA - FEB 3, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2016 L: Clear brown, 3-4 fingers tall thick beige head that doesn’t reduce much.
S: Smells more like lager. A bit malty, a bit hoppy, dried fruits.
T: Nice, the same as smell. Dry and slightly bitter finish (35 IBU I think).
А: Light-bodied, low carbonation. ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 23, 2016
on cask @the crafty chandler Aroma of toast and caramel. red brown color. Very pleasant bready taste with a floral citrusy hop tone. Also some dry fruit sweetness
A pleasant easy drinking bitter SilkTork (5725) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2005
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2005
5% abv Feb, 2004: White Cliffs Winter Ales Fest. Gravity. Average. Strong in aroma and flavour, but average in quality. [2.9]
4.5% abv Feb, 2009 Who’d Ha’ Thought It, Rochester One of my favourite locals, and I’m here to meet up with an old friend, so we’re in for a session, and all he has on is Abbott, Speckled Hen and Hobgoblin - all 4.5% or higher. I elect to go for the Hobgoblin even though I enjoy the other two beers, because i have fond memories of Hobgoblin drunk in the old Hobgoblin pubs, and also because I don’t often see it in the cask. I gave it a good go, but three pints later i switched to the Hen. This lacks hops, and the malt is neither clean nor malty enough - it’s a dreary mess really - heavy, with a vague, banana and dark fruit flavour in a brown splodge. And this beer is reasonably fresh because I was in here yesterday and he didn’t have the Hobgoblin on. [2.6]
April, 2015 The Station, Bitterne. Impressed with this. Very malty and full of flavour. [3.2]
Draft at Flying Saucer, Raliegh NC.. Nothing exceptional stands out but a nice drinkable beer. Mild malt, bitter finish. and thin mouth feel. iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 Very interesting beer. VERY strong bitter flavour. Not something i could drink a lot of, quite fizzy. Gives me a bit of a headache, id recommend anyone to try it though. good slogan ’afraid you might taste something lager boy?’ Very dark looking with a dark head.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 04/11/2001
Dark red coloured with fruity and earthy aromas. Bitter hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Sedge Lynn, Chorlton (JDW) 03/07/2004
Mid brown coloured with a fruity aroma. Crisp and smooth malt finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Roebuck, Northwich 28/12/2008
Some hop aroma. Mid brown coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the Roebuck, Northwich 17/10/2009
Some hop aroma. Small white head. Copper mid brown coloured and fruity with a little bitterness in a crisp full malt finish.
5. Cask Handpump at the Wheatsheaf, Sandbach 02/01/2010
Slight malt aroma. White head. Mid brown coloured with some alcohol present. Fruity citrus flavoured with a dry and bitter malt finish. downender (8584) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Hobgoblin, Bristol. Chestnut coloured with a decent off-white head that left plenty of lacing. Red fruit and sweet malt aroma. More fruit in the flavour before a decent bitter finish. Ok. DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2008
The White Lion, Tamuff. Chestnut with a tight beige collar. Sulphur, caramel, slightly sourish stone fruit, a faint dusting of choc. Mellow, mild-like, dunkelish stillness. Alright, but a bit drab. Could use a richer or roastier depth of flavours. RexTalionis (3722) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2011
At Kitty’s, Helsinki. Poured dark reddish brown in colour with a small light tan head. Roasted notes in aroma. Light sweet malty notes in flavour. Felt a bit watered down. Odd sweet ’kotikalja’ taste in the end. ken1 (1981) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2011
Tap in London. A nice hobby beer, with a good colour, and good head. Nice rounded beer.