I do like Wychwood’s Hobgoblin. It’s a deep ruby red colour with a creamy head that quickly melts away until it is just thick enough to cover the surface of the beer . It smells of toffee and those tones are carried through to the flavour with added hints of chocolate and dried fruit. This 5.2% ABV ale would stand up well to roast beef or venison, or a hearty meat pie. Unfortunately it’s likely to be the last Wychwood ale that I review for a while as I need to restock! Definitely not for the faint-hearted!