King Goblin | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom
wychwood.co.uk

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by AEK on 09-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
461
Reviews:
173
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
13.03%
 
 
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22
Gots:
99
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of pknyc
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of SmashPants
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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Photo of puboflyons
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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King Goblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
3.76 out of 5 based on 461 ratings.
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