TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2012
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, mid bitterness.
Fruity, roasted taste, citrus, apricot, "copper", fairly complex. (2010-04-19)
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4619-20120722] 500mL bottle. Caramel and corn mash aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. Burnt caramel grains and light orange malt flavour. Medium body. Average, nice to try. (6/3/6/4/13) 3.2
zimbo (961) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Big head which leaves some side drifting and deep brown it is too. You taste the alcohol all right but there’s so little else on the palate from beginning to the non bitter end you can’t help but think this is Carlberg Special Brew for Hobbits. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
15th March 2011ReV2 (178) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Clear brown beer, small off white head. Malt with a touch of marmite. Brief estery note before a bitter dry finish. Not great on cask and only a bit better from the bottle. Disappointing.
There’s nothing wrong with this beer a bit of bottle conditioning couldn’t put right. A stronger version of Hobgoblin with more caramel added.
mike67 (1197) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours dark red with an off-white, tall, long lasting, fluffy head. Aroma is of bready malt, caramel, earthy hops and cherry. Body is full and smooth. Earthy hops, caramel malt, ripe fruit and peppery notes fill the mouth. Finish is long, peppery. Delicious brew. johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Rich and toasty nose with medium bitterness. Pours a lovely deep amber with a fluffy head and good lace. A very pretty beer. Flavour is very pleasant - vineous, cerealey, full of sweet malt and underpinned slightly with a hop biterness. Well balanced, and surprisingly fresh for a beer of this hue and strength. Not bad at all. Holmen1 (5888) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
Flaske hos Ole Anders des-12: søtlig aroma med citrus. Mørk gylden farge med kort skum. Frutkig smak med litt honningsødme. Behagelig karbonert men ikke den helt store munnfylden til 6,6%. God, men ikke sublim slik bryggeriet påstår. onceblind (9688) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Slightly hazy amberish brown with a pillowy and receding white head. Delightful malty nose with crystal malt, some earthy toffee, a pleasant grassy hoppiness, and just the slightest touch of bubblegum. Taste was strong and kinda boozy, suprisingly so for its mild strength (by American standards). Flavor was doughy and earthy with some dark sweetness, toast, a little bit of bitter fig, a bit of grassy and slightly metallic bitterness, on a yeasty-doughy dry finish. I was kinda unimpressed. Sigmund (7534) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
Shared bottle at local tasting. Brown colour, moderate off-white head. Malty aroma, also "perfumed" notes, caramel and candy. Sweetish perfumed flavour too, the alcohol is not well hidden. Caramel and toffee, low bitterness.