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King Goblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
85
very good

330 Ratings
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 12
Gots: 37 | 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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3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 500 ml. fashionably embossed bottle stamped CJK-22(smudged). Sampled on February 28, 2014.

It pours very British with its medium to dark amber color and long lasting cream colored head. Constant carbonation and decent clarity. Lacing too.

The aroma is full of sweet malts and even a touch of dark fruit. There is also an absolute bitter hop profile merging with the overall sweetness.

The body is around medium and rather smooth.

The taste has the same malty character as the nose but also a bit of black licorice to enhance it. Mild to moderate bitterness at the end but definitely not floral or citrus. Just more bold earthy bitterness.

This is the regular Hobgoblin on steroids.

puboflyons, Mar 01, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle purchased for about $4.50. Served fairly cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Dark copper tones with very little visible carbonation which left a very thin lacing on pour.

Smell - Immediate sweetness detected - hard to place but definite fruity smell - like a Belgian Ale but not that strong

Taste - Sweet flavor instantly but then more complex tones of malts, fruity tones, with a very slight bitter. Alcohol comes through just a touch with the 6.6% ABV but masked well by the complexity of flavors. Not too sweet

Mouthfeel - Very smooth with low levels of carbonation - but nice drinkability.

Overall - I was not expecting a lot from this beer but I was very impressed and would buy this again. Great after-dinner beer that's not over-powering with the sweetness/fruitiness and just a solid showing from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quick Review, personal enjoyment, not style

Poured from bottle, into pint glass, dark color with 2 fingers of head lasting several minutes.

Nice dark malty aroma.

Flavor was high in malts, with a very low hop bite at the end.

A full mouth feel, with appropriate CO2 levels

A very enjoyable ale, for late evening or a cool / cold day

*I tend to favor malty heavy brews.

Greg_Nall, Jan 13, 2014
King Goblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
85 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.