stevoj (5040) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2013
I was expecting this be better than the Hobgoblin. Bland, slightly sweet and uninteresting. Decent look, as it has a nice head for an English ale, Aroma is caramel and sweet malt, taste is just faintly sweet malt. Taste dissipates quickly, some lingering candy sweetness remains. Disappointed in this. Raistlin (410) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
Bit disappointed by this beer, but that’s just because I hold Wychwood in high regard. Smokey, woody aroma. Hint if Apple. Opaque dark copper. Medium white head. Alcohol is present in taste, woody, semi-bitter. A stronger version if the hobgoblin, but not necessarily better. I’ll have to check my rating on that. Shot (533) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours a dark copper with a rocky, 2-inch head that dissipates to a quarter-inch. Aromas of caramel malt and hops. Flavors of sweet caramel up front with with brown sugar and a mild hop bite. Finishes with an alcohol warmth. Creamy mouthfeel. Rich, smooth and malty beer. Very enjoyable, but nothing terribly extraordinary. Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
Clear brew with a darker auburn colour and the head has a cream colour. Muted aroma, there is almost no aroma as a matter of fact. there is some dried fruit, caramel, banana. On the palate it is medium bodied, has a malted note and some heat on the finish. Meh, better than the hob goblin but that isn’t saying much. Wolfenkopf (193) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
The aroma is malty with a faint hint of caramel behind it. The overall aroma is not strong and one has to work to get a good whiff. The brew is a cherry wood brown with an almond colored head which is very fluffy. The taste is quite unusual. I’m sure it’s the combination of the hop and malt types that achieve this, but there is a sweet molasses quality to the flavor that I like. The mouth feel is thick and oily and the aftertaste turns slightly sour, but not to the point of ruining anything. This is a very interesting English Ale that needs to be tried.
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Amber, geringe weisser schaum, schlecht verflüchtigend, aroma etwas metallig und dunkle beeren, süsslich beerig im geschmack, feinherb aber süsslich dominierend, mässige rezenz
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Clear brown pour with a white head. Aroma is caramel malt, melanoidin, malt bomb but kind of oxidized. Ok, but not great. radzik5555 (635) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 2, 2013
Butleka 0.5l. Klarowne, miedzianoczerwone z srednioobfita kremowa piana, po ktorej pozostaje niewielki kozuszek do konca. W aromacie slody, karmel, owoce, chmiel i lekko wyczuwalny alkohol. Cialo srednie, wysycenie sredniowysokie. W smaku przyprawowe, pieprz, karmel, tosty, skórka ciemnego pieczywa. Goryczka pojawia sie z duzym opoznieniem, ale taka malo przyjemna, gryzaca i polaczona z alkoholem. Piwo nie specjalnie trafia w moj gust, malo pijalne ale tez nie degustacyjne. Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
Appearance: Clear amber/ruby with a cm thick ivory head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, malty, tangerine, slightly vinous, syrup/caramel and pepper.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low bitterness and medium sourness.
Palate: Rough thick texture and medium body, average/prickly carbonation, with an abrupt astringent finish. Malty, fruity flavours dominate with a touch of alcohol warmth, along with notes of banana and bubble gum.
Comments: Tasty and enjoyable. beer_est_deus (1300) - örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2013
Klar brun-röd öl med begie skum. Doft: Malt, röda bär, alkohol. Smak: Malt, jäst, övermogna krusbär, skumbanan, gräs, röda äpplen.