Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
11.2oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.
A - Pours a clear, deep ruby with about 2-fingers of creamy head. There is several minutes of retention before it regresses into a cap instead. The lacing isn't bad either, with strands of stray foam periodically spaced out.
S - Despite the reddish color, this smells much like a porter would, as I am getting a lot of dry, bittersweet cocoa and nuttiness. Some spicy, bitter hops as well, in the typical English style. A bit of grain and biscuit rounds out the finish.
T - Surprisingly, the taste brings more hops to the table, with a slight skunk mixed with mild citrus and spice. After the initial impression, though, the malts are the main focal point, with the chocolate and nuts being the most prominent. Somewhat bready, but this aspect is hidden beneath the other flavors.
M - Mouthfeel is light-bodied with decent carbonation. A spicy, bitter finish lingers on the palate, and it finishes rather clean.
D/O - Drinkability is moderate. This is pretty easy to drink but there isn't really anything in here that will blow you away. I could see this pairing well with food, as the flavors would lend itself well to chicken or beef.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2012 04:19:51 | More by nhindian
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3.99/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
A - Clear dark brown with red highlights. A short, tan/light brown head that leaves a continuous lace.
S - Lot's of roasty malt and neutral hops.
T - Taste follows the nose plus a bit of chocolate toward the back.
M - Thin and finishes a bit dry. Carbonation is just right for the style.
O - Very good. This is definitely a brown and certainly not an ESB of any sort, by the way. Not a Sam Smith Nut Brown or Fuller's 1845, but darned good. It really lacks the body that I expect from a well-made northern brown. And, as reviewed, it's a bit too dry- which may be due to the lack of body..
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 02:13:10 | More by TheVenerableMead
Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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