Ratman197 (14368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle poured a clearbrown with a small but lasting amber head. Aromas of grain, carmel, toffee and a hint of cherries. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt, toffee and a bit of fruittiness with a crisp, clean finish.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful dark cherry body, with a minimal tan head that diminishes quickly. Malts, cherry, some yeast are all evident in the aroma. Good caramel malts with some light hops in the body, carbonation is noticable though not overwelming. Sweet ending.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 Bottle on 09/03/2010. Clear dark copper body with a medium frothy off-white head. Big sugary aroma with caramel and faint fruit. Sweet caramel flavor, lots of sugar with some fruity notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 6/3/6/3/13 - 3.1
03/28/2006 - Clear brown color with a thin light brown head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet caramel malts and light bitterness. 7/4/7/3/14 - 3.5
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2006 From 25 oz. bottle into pint glass. Good head, pleasant aroma, though hard to describe. Just the right amount of bitterness, very tasty and a great finish.
StueyD (1579) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark, chocolate brown beer with a thickish white head. A strong syrupy sweet malty nose, with elements of citrus hoppiness. The taste is again strong on the sweet malty aspect, the finish is a little dry in comparison, with the hint of hops. (Bottle).
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aromas of burnt caramel, hint of chocolate, and some nut?. Flavor has a nice lightly sweet malt start, with some caramel, and a touch of smoke.
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 1pint 0.9 ounce bottle this Hobgoblin is an absolutely clear reddish brown with a quarter inch white head. The carbonation seems to be medium. The aroma is almost non existent, but there a few malt notes to be found. The flavor is about the same. There is just not much there. The finish is clean and quick. A good session beer, but.... Now hold on! I had 2 bottles of this and the 2nd one poured out kind of skunky. I could smell it during the pour. I guess this is not a big surprise for a beer packaged up in a clear bottle. Oh, ick, it even tastes skunky. I guess this is where the overall category comes in. As far as being consistent this brew ain’t making it overall.
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber color with thin brownish head. Skunky aroma. Kind of bitter. Taste of chocolate. Bottle from LCBO.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg @ Mest, Stockholm
Served freezing cold with plenty of carbon dioxide. And I mean plenty! A slight bottled UK-beer taste, bit sharp with toffee and a spicy aftertaste. Drinkable.
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint caramel malt nose. Nice dark brown-amber color, but the head is thin/flat to non-existent. Lovely rich sweet maltiness that fades to a non-unpleasant dryness. Seems even a little tangy 30 seconds later. Not overly impressive, but this pint went down very pleasantly.