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


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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4907) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oflodarz (48) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2012
I was not disappointed with king goblin, spicy, herbal aroma with balanced flavor, coffee, butter, moderate body and tremendous finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1373) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Dark amber color with beige head. Caramel Malt aroma. Sweet caramel flavors with robust malt flavors. Slight hop in finish. Nice brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3601) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
... Lost original rating... Exceptionally nice ale. Like a more intense, deeper, richer Hob Goblin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SangreSani (296) - Głowienka, POLAND - APR 7, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (225) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (4326) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2011
Very rich aroma like an oaky red wine. Texture is really smooth and rich. Well balanced malty, fruitiness. Nice sticky, sweet fruity taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StueyD (1543) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
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.

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