obguthr (4907) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Toffee, raisin, and dark roasted mal nose, good strength. Clear tea, medium yellow head. Light body. Rich toffee flavor. Vanilla and blackberries also present. Finishes with thyme and tea. Rich and complex with traditional english bitter style flavors. Higher alcohol content, which is well hidden so it still seems very sessionable. Full of personality and very enjoyable. Severely underrated.
oflodarz (48) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was not disappointed with king goblin, spicy, herbal aroma with balanced flavor, coffee, butter, moderate body and tremendous finish.
dlovell2 (1373) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber color with beige head. Caramel Malt aroma. Sweet caramel flavors with robust malt flavors. Slight hop in finish. Nice brew
Grzesiek79 (3601) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dobre i wyraziste piwo o pięknej puszystej pianie, ale niestety szybko opada. Kolor rubinowo czerwony. A smak goryczkowo-wytrawny i intensywny. Piwo ciekawe bo ważone o pełni księżyca, nie wiem czy to miało jakiś znaczący wpływ na smak ale fajna ciekawostka. Alkochol wogóle niewyczuwalny.
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
... Lost original rating... Exceptionally nice ale. Like a more intense, deeper, richer Hob Goblin.
SangreSani (296) - Głowienka, POLAND - APR 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good head. Color between amber and copper. Clear.
Hops, esters, raspberry and caramel in aroma.
Medium bitterness, sweet.
Light carbonation, medium body, frothy texture.
tekstr1der (225) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had many times, not sure how I missed reviewing. Clear copper pour with quickly disappearing off-white top. Aromas are bread and caramel. The malt makes up most of the flavor, very smooth and semi-sweet. Really balanced, with a clean, somewhat dry finish. I really like this stuff.
mike_77 (4326) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very rich aroma like an oaky red wine. Texture is really smooth and rich. Well balanced malty, fruitiness. Nice sticky, sweet fruity taste.
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I always enjoy English Strong ales and Hobgoblin is a favourite anyway. This beer takes the flavours a step further. Vinous, fruity aromas hint at berries, toffee and liquorice. An initially treacley taste gives way to a really well rounded bitterness. Silky smooth on the tongue. Excellent
StueyD (1543) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, flame orange coloured beer with a thick off white head. Roasted malt aroma is followed by a slightly grassy hop element. Full-bodied mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma, only in reverse! The hops come through initally, resinous (which could also be put down to the alcohol), grassy, a touch citrusy and quite bitter. This is then followed by a slightly sweet, biscuity malt flavour. Both of which are present right through the long finish.