Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 2185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle and can: Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Pale, chocolate and crystal malts; English Fuggles and Styrian Goldings hops.
Hobgoblin is a powerful full-bodied copper red, well-balanced brew. Strong in roasted malt with a moderate hoppy bitterness and slight fruity character that lasts through to the end.
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
Bottle 500 ml: Appearance: Dark pour with a light tan head. Aroma: Nutty and malty. Flavor: malty and sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Nicely carbonated, and hopped. A little to strong on the bourbonesque taste though. Reminds me of liquor. Just another half-good english ale. Aroma is pretty much the same as the flavor. A nice smooth palate is the only thing that stands out. Malty bodied. with an abrupt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Damn fine beer. Attractively dark, rich, and full body. Great flavor with a satisfying finish. I wish I could find this on tap in Knoxville, but I’ll have to be content with bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2005
strong and dark, the colour and the taste together, lashings of malt, not too much of a head, vanishes quickly but a very white....finishes quite bitter, not a beer to drink all of the time but pretty good once in a while

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
not a bad brew. not as bitter as the deScriptions here seem to indicate.. a distinct dark, nutty flavor dances a drunken ballet with a subtle presence of carbonation. poetry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 Very interesting beer. VERY strong bitter flavour. Not something i could drink a lot of, quite fizzy. Gives me a bit of a headache, id recommend anyone to try it though. good slogan ’afraid you might taste something lager boy?’ Very dark looking with a dark head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Very thick head, noticeable and lovely. That said, the beer was strange - started well, finished poor. I didn’t enjoy that much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 22, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2006 Bottle pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Very pleasing to the nose. Mix of fruit, malt, caramel, and a hint of nut or chocolate. I loved the first mouthful of this beer. Very complex taste, pleasing mouth-feel. Gets more generic as you drink. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13005) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Draft at Party Source. Poured a light brown with an average off-white head that was lasting and porduced a fair lacing. Moderate well balanced aroma. Medium body with a sweet finish. Medium sweet balanced flavor that was for an average duration.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11665) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Bottle. Pours dark nut brown with an edgy tan head. Sour malt (straw) and nutty caramel, yeast aroma with some background hops. Yeast sweet maple flavor with a hoppy fizzy dry finish; caramel and nut notes. Medium clean refreshing palate, very drinkable.

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