Wychwood Hobgoblin Strong Dark Ale

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cyburai
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Wychwood Hobgoblin Strong Dark Ale

#1 Post by cyburai » Sat Jul 22, 2006 12:15 pm

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Picked this up at Mass Beverage, mostly because it was new to me. (And the bottle looked cool!)
Style: Strong Ale? Dark Bitter?
Pros: Nice chocolate, carmel, toffee notes. Appropriate amount of bitterness for an English beer.
Cons: Nothong of note. Travelled well.
Rating: 8 (pretty good)
Additional Comments: Dark Ruby Color. Flavor profile changes significantly between 50 degrees and room temp. Colder, you get carmels/toffee notes. Warmer, you get the chocolate/fruit notes.

I do like it. In fact I am looking for an all grain recipe right now!
~Cyburai / Sean

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Wychwood Hobgoblin Strong Dark Ale

#2 Post by Mr. Blues » Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:47 pm

I took it that they were aiming for a dark English ale style. Didn't get the chocolate & fruit flavors but we didn't let 'em get that warm, neither.

Both of us would certainly buy this one again but would save it for a special occasion at a Hamilton a six-pack. Price this at 8 a sixer and we'd include it in the regular store-bought rotation.

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