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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
The appearance is a medium sized tan rocky head with fine-small sized bubbles. It has an opaque body with no carbonation observed and the hue is reddish. The nose is skunky and the flavor consists of malt and hops with an aftertaste observed. The mouthfeel is tingly, smooth, thin, watery and light bodied. This beer has good lacing to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Yes, I do call this knobgoblin. "Extra Strong"??? Im confused. This beer is thin and anti-climactic, very little to it. It did have some roasted malts and subtle hops here and there, but everything was toned down. The bottle had a cool shape to it, but not cool enough to describe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Bottle. My brother calls this "knobgoblin". Uhh. It looks like a beer that is brownish-black and has a good head that lasts. VERY thin. Where the hell did Fly get this stuff? The initial mouthfeel is like it's going to be strong and complex but the flavor peters out badly. Couldn't imagine drinking the bottle of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 10, 2003
A bit buttery, caramel, with nice roasted character and good bitterness. had hesitated long to buy due to clear bottle and finally caved when I found one tucked away back on a lower shelf. Glad did, but still nothing too spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Dark coppery ruby-red with a light head and smoky, chocolate, hoppy aromas. Lots of roasted malt flavors with notes of fruit and chocolate. A little dry and smoky with some hops flavor to balance out the others. Strong aftertaste leaves a sweet and sour flavor behind. Fairly complex, yet easy to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 6, 2003
This brew poured a large head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that left behind a transparent softly carbonated brown body and a fair lacing. The aroma off and a bit skunky and not so ghood. The mouthfeel is smooth with a bit of an aftertaste that is probably spoiled by the nausiating aroma. The flavor is off too and weird. I am begining to feel it disagree with my stomach. It is thin, malty, and somewhat vulgar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2003
12 oz. bottle. Poured with an off white head and was cola colored. Nice malty smell and taste with some hops in the finish. This would make a good session beer. I'm not sure what qualifies this as an English Strong Ale, but it is an enjoyable, good tasting beer and I will definitely buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3277) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Decent, but nothing special. Deep brown, virtually no head, draft serving. Aroma slightly of malts. Taste was malts, some hops for bitterness, and that is about it. Very British.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
guzzler67 (1494) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2003
Attractive dark brown appearance. Had a somewhat nutty, earthy aroma. Taste was thin and rather one dimensional - malty with little hop balance. Not something I would classify as a Strong Ale; if anything, more like a weak schwartzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2003
This one came in a 16.9oz clear bottle. Isn't it bad for the yeast to put it in a clear bottle? Surprisingly, it wasn't skunky. Pours a nice brown/amber color with a really small head that dies off quickly. The aroma is fruity and slightly hoppy. Smells a little flat. The taste is very smooth with very little carbonation. It is sweet and malty as well. The local pub is going to have this one on tap soon and I'll be sure to be there for the event. Good beer.

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