DiamondEcho wrote:Mike4 wrote:stewamax wrote:Reminded me of Wychood's King Goblin
Is that supposed to be a porter then? My fave style of ale. I don't remember it as such. A long time since I bought a bottle tho, must try it again. Or are you talking King Goblin draught?
I've had King Goblin [geddit?] and it's a deeper ale, ideal for winter etc. Hard to find in the shops as at that ABV/pungency of trad beer it's getting a bit niche. IIRC I bought it in a batch of various beers I bought for home delivery direct from Wychwood Brewery*, including several other Wychwood brews I've never seen/will never seen in the shops like Goliath etc. Their 'Bah Humbug' and 'Imperial Red' are (IMHO) better ales too, that you can also buy for home-delv from the brewery... < that's a/o my last order for home-delv from them about 6 months ago.
Meanwhile I've another order in at BelgiumInABox; they're expanding to new premises and recently their order processing has been really sloooow. If you order a crate, order and then don't even think about it again for 2 weeks, when the status might/or not have changed. Still, they have a huuuge range incl things you'll find nowhere else and are sensibly priced. - Plus meanwhile I've another order in for some different/new things from Beers of Europe, more $, they aren't cheap vs the competition, but boy even right now they are speedy getting orders together and despatched.
I found King goblin in Tesco in Marlborough yesterday and absorbed a couple of bottles in a fine Wiltshire garden overlooking the railway and canal last night. Wonder beer I thought so thanks for the suggestion! Not really like a proper midlands porter but an excellent alternative.
Another beer in Tesco Marlborough is "Jail Ale" by Dartmoor Brewery. A very pleasing and well-rounded ale I recommend too. A little like Speckled Hen but richer tasting with a bit less toffee.