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King Goblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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very good

351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 15
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AEK on 09-26-2010)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear red colored ale with a medium sized tan colored head.

Smells of butter and leather with some toffee thrown in it. Bitter oranges and some tobacco leaf with some sweetness.

Starts out sweet and malty with some English hop. Moderately hoppy and lightly bitter, tastes mostly of leather and tobacco. Alcohol warms the chest. Toffee candy make an appearance.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a very tasty beer.

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A: 2 finger cream colored head that settles into a ring which leaves no lacing. Dark amber or mahogany clear body.

S: Very clean. Malty grain, toffee, some alcohol. Maybe a little nutty.

T: Very clean again. Makes me wish this wasn't filtered. Some dark fruit, particularly plum and raisin. Little nutty. Some astringency.

M: Some prickly carbonation, slightly coating with a medium mouthfeel.

O: Its good and on the right path. I wish there was a little more alcohol and it was unfiltered which, in my opinion would have made it a little more interesting.

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Bottle: a standard 355mL brown bottle with a pretty decent hobgoblin label.

Appearance: pours a dark copper with ruby highlights, very limited fine carbonation. A lovely one-finger off-white head slowly drops to a solid ring, great lacing.

Aroma: big, one-dimensional notes of brown sugar and heavy dark malts. Being a British ale, I'm impressed with its intensity.

Taste: some yeasts but predominantly those big sweet malt and brown sugar notes coming through. Not terribly complex - no fruits, chocolate or coffee notes. Still very drinkable.

Aftertaste: just some lingering sweetness - no bitterness at all. A bit cloying, but still goes down pretty well.

Mouth feel: moderate in body with a moderate, fine carbonation. Fairly smooth in texture.

Overall: a decent English heavy, if a little one-dimensional. Still, a decent sessional beer. Not sure the price is worth it though. The massive import taxes in Australia really hurt, else I would have this one a bit more often.

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King Goblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
86 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.