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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Bottle. Poured out dark ruby brown thin brown head disappeared quickly, no lace. Looked thin, but actually had a nice palate. Strong malt taste but well balanced. Good finish. Hints of dark roasted barley, very earthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2004
A bottle, bought from a Victoria Wine in Liverpool. Dark chocolaty Brown colour. Nice & malty with a good strong taste. An excellent bottled beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5598) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2011 I have never had anything by this brewer before. I tried this one on draft at Pipers Pub in Pittsburgh. It poured a very dark red-brown color with a large tan head that lingered and left great lacing. . The aroma was sweet and hoppy with a bit of citrus noted and touches of pepper and toasted caramel. The flavor was fruity (apple and citrus), tart, and had a hint of spice and sour caramel. Medium finish and body. Solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALyseen (42) - DENMARK - DEC 3, 2004
Bottled. Very nice braun golden color and a bir creamy head. Aroma iis bitter fruity. Flavour is gentle and sweet, very creamy and finish is toffiee

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mallen386 (20) - OKC, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 30, 2004
I am not a beer pro by any stretch, but I LOVE this beer. I crave it constantly now.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2004
I think this brew, being in a clear bottle and all, has a bit of trouble make a quality appearance in the states, very skunked. Aroma is very hard to tell, smells like some toffee and maybe a touch of hops, just hard to say with all the skunked qualities. Taste was a bit better, starts with a quick maltiness, caramel, then finishes with a fairly fruity bitterness. Pours a mahogany red with a small off-white head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kevin (2156) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 27, 2004
pours a dark brown with a red tint. tan head. dry cheese and sugar aroma. sweet malt flavor that has some caramel and a touch of chocolate. a very mellow beer. very low hop level. enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2004
Dark amber in color, almost brown. Has small chocolate aroma. A malty taste. I can´t say if this is a beer that I will drink again or not. Can´t deside if I realy like it or not...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
Slightly hazy, dark amber-brown. Thin, fizzy off-white foam. Slightly skunked (clear glass bottle), malty aroma w/ some earthy hops. Medium feel. Relatively bland malty flavour of licorice, brown sugar & caramel w/ a mild, earthy hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2004
OK to drink if food around. Some citrus hop bite smoothed over by malts, carmel. Carmel colour. Some cocoa bittersweetness, roastiness Spot of nuts

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