Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons)
Style: English Strong Ale
Witney, England


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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Bottle: Pasteurised
Only ever brewed under a full lunar moon, with crystal malts and sovereign hops for a rich, smooth sublimely satisfying taste of pure beer indulgence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2011
A - Caramel, molasses and a touch fruity (citrus) A - Dark amber with lasting white head T - Light sweetness with alcohol and bitter P - Medium to full and a touch harsh O - Not as good as the normal goblin

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2011
(500ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, orange, and toffee. Flavor of nuts, roasted malt, some raisins, and caramel with mild bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chefelf (55) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
King Goblin is a reddish-brown English Strong Ale. This one reminded me a lot of their Hobgoblin only with a slightly more hoppy flavor. I enjoy any beer named after an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons monster. I can’t wait for their Kobold Weizen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a dense off-white head. Aroma is bready malt, some caramel, slightly spicy hops. Flavor is bread, caramel, a bit of toffee, some mild fruity esters. Fairly sweet. More mild than I thought it would be, so a bit of a disappointment, but I guess that’s far the course with Wychwood, in my experience. Certainly drinkable and fairly tasty, particularly since I love English ales, but just not quite enough oomph.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget, Charlottenberg. Body is clear brown with a reddish hue. A finger of dense off-white foam on top. A sharp phenolic smell, reminiscent of nail polish remover, for a starter. Later a mellowing whiff of caramel and burnt sugar. Taste is on the sweet side of bitter-sweet. Sharp caramelly, with some sourish grainy malts tones, and notes of roasted nuts. Medium full. Earthy, light peppery bitterness throughout. I did not fully enjoy this one. Appears unrefined a rough around the edges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RuneStumo (2344) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2011
23.07.2011. 0,33l Can. Pale golden colour with white head. Aroma is malty with moderate bitternes. Smooth taste and soft flavours. A little average beer with moderate flavours. Short aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (20718) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Bottled. Clear nut brown, rich head. Slight grapefruity hop aroma. Caramelly with above medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Mildly warming and really caramelly, mid bitter finish. Solid, but uneventful. Much better than expected by Wychwood!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. Reddish copper colour with a beige head. Malty, toffee, caramel, dark fruits, a touch of alcohol, sweet but still with a dry finish and some bitterness. Better than expected from Wychwood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnoaksson (700) - , SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Lev i nuet, rapar alla självhjälpsexperter. Kan det bli mer abstrakt? Låt oss därför ta ned det hela på en mer begriplig nivå, till det konkreta och handfasta: Drick en King Goblin. Medan alla andra är där ute och försöker fånga dagen (lycka till, säger jag bara) fångar jag en ölflaska med häftig etikett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigirishphan (105) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Poured well in a pilsner glass. Tried the hobgoblin the night before so gave this a shot. IMO not as tasty as the hob but nice brew. Maybe I should have enjoyed this on a full moon like it was made?

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