The last one of these post yesterday was not really a quick note at all. As Mike already mentioned this beer in October 2004, it should be quick noteablity itself.
Hobgoblin is a great alternate take on an English bitter compared to my usual buy from the Wychwood shelf, the hoppy chewy Fiddler's Elbow. By comparison, Hobgoblin is raisiny crystal malty up front like a lighter version of Bombardier. Notes of chocolate as opposed but not roasty coffee - it teams up nicely with the yeast to create creamy richness. Maybe even plummy. Water soft. Twiggy hop just cutting the malt nicely.