Don2711 (494) - - JUN 1, 2015
Aroma malty. Nice ruby appearance. Chocolate malt flavour. Bitterness good with spice touch at the end. Nice one m massingasetta (780) - München, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2017
What's a nice bitter like you doing in a pub like this? Truly I am getting into bitters when I drink this beer and like the refreshing taste. I was expecting a monster with bitter complexity. Yet the Hobgoblin combines both bitterness and drinkability. berkshirejohn (6687) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2007
Cask at the Old Silk Mill, Derby. A chestnut body with an off-white head; slightly spicy aroma; fruity, malty and spicy; sweet and warming finish with an underlying bitterness. Not as good as the bottled version in my opinion. Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2009
(cask at the Greyhound, Diss) Dark red bown with a very white head, although it disappeared quickly. Red fruit smell blended nicely with some hops. Nothing spectacular thoguh. First sip was really nice subtle fruit taste - cherries with a hint of biscuit malt rounded out with a good deal of sweetness. Got a bit bland after that but ok. Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2010
Draught @ Hobgoblin, London:
steinar (54) - rvk, ICELAND - FEB 28, 2011
Had this one a while ago.
Dark orange to amber color with a small off white airy head, disappears quick.
Smell malts, caramel, hops, spices, sugar and a hint of vanilla.
Taste is bit dull: malts, caramel, grass, hints of fruit, hops and sweets. Slight bittersweet aftertaste.
Pours amber brown with small head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is hoppy, with roasted notes. Medium bitterness, fruit and chockolate. Palate is soft carbonation, wet texture and medium-full bodied. Decent beer stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2011
Cask @ Old Mill, Brodie JorgeLee (2255) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
Appearance - Dark brown/ruby, clear, thick white head
Aroma - Fruity malts, caramel, bitter hops.
Taste - Fruity, caramel, slight roast malts, slight spice and gentle bitter hops
Palate - short malty finish with light bitter hop, soft carbonation
Overall - Quite a good malty bitter 230711
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 On tap at King’s Head W2. Deep colour with red-purple tinge in the depths. Smooth, fruity and malty on the palate with a hint of bitterness cutting through into the not overly long finish. Pleasant dark bitter. BrewBoxer (2667) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Re-rate in Elephant and Castle W8. Review stands but score was a bit miserly, upgraded slightly.
Pint on cask at heathrow. Really dark brown color. Lots of foam lace left on the side of the glass. Smells of fruits and toffee. Slight bready carmel flavor. Quite nice. Bye england! SarkyNorthener (4907) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
, wakefield. Dark reddish brown, medium head good lacing. Malty aroma. Sweet fruit and strong caramel taste. Sticky on the palate, an ok Pint.