Brewed by Hogs Back
Style: English Strong Ale
Tongham, England


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Cask; Seasonal - December.
Occasionally produced in cask at other times when its known as Still Wobbling.
Bottle conditioned year round as Wobble In A Bottle, but bottled as Santas Wobble around Christmas.
Full bodied, ruby in colour with a slightly smokey aroma.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt. Fuggles and East Kent Goldings Hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (3111) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2010
275ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with no head at all. Aroma is stewed apples, yeasty caramel malt and some alcohol. Some malt to start. Sweet malty finish with medium bitterness. A bit flat and lifeless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2853) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2010
Stark strong ale som hette Wobble in a bottle när jag drack den. Söt, men ändå stramt syrlig som en engelsk stark cider. Skulle gärna ha ett par sådana här på lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2010
[330ml bottle, Waitrose Edinburgh] Pours totally flat, opaque purplish/mauve with no rising carbonation. Smells extremely fruity, hints of dark stone fruits – plums, prunes etc. Alcohol tang is the first thing on the palate, then rich stone and berry fruit, malts and warmth. Ripe tastes hide the alcohol in the finish and leave more fruit flavours to come out at the end – it tastes like it should be one of your five a day, and would be sensational with some fruitcake. I love the cartoon man slumped in his armchair with beer and slippers [sampled as Wobble in a Bottle]. [26022010]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2368) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a maroon colour with a light tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is rich medium malts and a citrusy hop note. Taste is caramel and pale malt with just a hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2667) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
A 3 year old bottle from the brewery (also had this on cask a couple of times at the Shepherd and Flock pub on the roundabout in Farnham, Surrey). An amber/red/ruby coloured pour with a medium beige head. Sweet, boozy, fruity aroma. Tastes sweet, dark fruit/plums, spice, malty, brandy like christmas cake. A warming festive treat, lovely stuff from Hogs Back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2010
21/01/2009. Amber, clear, with more of a thick creamy film on top than a head. Delicious ripe fruit esters mixed with orange hop and mild caramel sweetness. Lovely deep hop character nestles in behind the rich sweet (but perfectly attenuated and never cloying) malt character. Looks, smells and tastes gorgeous... this is a great example of the balanced style of beer that the English do best. It could be 3% or 10% but still have this perfect harmony of malt and hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty sweety dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit finish with some hints of caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Estarriol (5) - ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009 does not count
275ml bottle as part of Hogs Back christmas set (thanks to mother- and father-in-law!). Enjoyed at home at room temperature (around 19 degrees C) in a trappist variant glass. Appearance - Pours smoothly, a medium-thick deep amber/ruby liquid with a very thin head. Beautiful colour up against the light, although less head than I’d like. Aroma - Dominated by yeast and hops, undertones reminiscent of honey-smoked ham and chocolate. Taste - Full-on bitter hops and alcohol dominates from beginning to near-end, overdone to my tastes and drowns out the subtleties of the beer. Right at the end it mellows down and then something very pleasant comes out - sweet and warm, honey, malt and chocolate. I found myself sipping this very slowly in order to get the best out of the beer. Palate - Thinner and fizzier than I’d like, but not bad. Leaves a smooth coating on the mouth afterwards though which is rather pleasant.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle@Home. Sourish, laurel, licorice, fruity aroma. Red colour, light hazy, beige irregular small head, no lace. Sweet, bitter, laurel, licorice, hint of fruity sourness. Very oily. Off-flavours, unblanced. Did I have a bad bottle?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
From the bottle this has beautiful colour, deep red-orange, hazy. There is almost no head however. Aroma is very sweet brown sugar and stewed plums, slightly bourbony. Mouthfeel is heavy and soft, with low carbonation, like it’s been hand-pulled from a cask. Very sweet butter toffee, rum & raisin flavours, along with some vanilla and oak as well. Rich, sweet, and a little boozy. Yes indeed, I feel the wobble!

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