Wychwood Brewery, Witney, Oxfordshire, UK
Hobgoblin is a blend of smooth, rich flavors from chocolate and crystal malts, the refreshing bitterness of English Fuggles hops and a dash of citrus aroma from Styrian Goldings. An ale full of mischievous character.
Dark brown in color with a nose similar to a stout: bitter coffee but creamy sweet as well. Tastes sweet up front and Father Jack thinks the sweetness goes all the way through with a bit of coffee. Large Marge only gets a hint of sweetness with a coffee bitterness the rest of the way. Father Jack believes the sweetness dominates while Large Marge thinks the coffee bitterness dominates. Very balanced and complex, though. Very light in spite of the complexity.
Would we have it again? Yes
Would we get a 6-pack? No