I do think that you are always guaranteed a good beer from Wychwood and King Goblin is no exception. I love the look of this one: a warm amber, ruby tinged colour topped off with a loose beige head, however, the head does disappear quite quickly, leaving a thin foamy layer.
There isn't a strong aroma, although what I could smell reminded me of dark red fruits, sweet malts and warm spices. It's quite fizzy to start with but it has a lovely treacle taste and a liquorice aftertaste. The taste of sweet black treacle lingers on the tongue until your next mouthful...and in my case, I didn't have long to wait.
It's a shame the head didn't last very long at all as it gives it a flat appearance which belies the yummy taste you're about to experience. For me, King Goblin was absolutely divine and Ale Be Seeing You Again!
Brewed by Wychwood, Oxfordshire
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