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


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9725) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle at JF’s (Hogsback brewery shop) - 28/10/12. Clear dark amber/copper with a thin off white head. Nose of sweet malts, toffee fudge, butterscotch. Tastes of dark toffee, dark fruits, prunes, dates, caramelised sugars, touch of booze. Higher end of medium bodied with fine carbonation leading to a fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9509) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 15, 2008
275ml bottle (Utobeer, London)
Deep hazy orange. Sweet fruity aroma - raisin and plum - also some marmite. Slightly fizzy palate at first, but also sweet and thick. Slightly winey taste - fruity plums and treacle. Cakey and a bit yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2004
Bottled. A mid brown coloured beer with a bright red hue and absolutley head free. The aroma is fruity with strawberries and mandarins noted. The taste is thick with chewy hops, again with strawberries noted. To my mind this is an attempt at a Barley Wine with slightly less alcohol but loads of fruity hops. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8258) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
Bottle. Red/brown with no head. Aromas are sweer malts with fruit, spices and hints of chocolate. Has bready yeast with some berry sourness. Flavours are sweet and malty with chocolate. Quite vinous with herbal, medicinal notes. Nice warming alcohol. Quite thick on the palate. A good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8016) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2006
VERY aged sample - actually 15-16 yrs, making it even more interesting... Old Armenian brandy colour, no head. Christmas cake nose with lots of alcohol, sweet smelling and a "sourish" Christmas pudding sauce (butter& vanilla). Sweet, cakey taste, a lot of alcohol, higher alcohols, a touch of yoghurt and sultana’s. Slick, alcoholwarming with even fully liqueurish MF. Superbly age beer - which means it must have been good to start with already. Big thanks to Steve Hannigan for a taste of this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7618) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle picked up from Westholme, Londis, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, had this 11-05-08 This was labelled as Wobble in a Bottle. Hazy mid-amber pour with a creamy off white head that quickly departs. Some sherry like notes on the aroma, alcohol is noticeable though doesn’t really detract from the taste, bit sticky sweet at times, some dried fruits, its quite nice. I thought that it was a bit tight at this strength putting it in a 275ml bottle though, I could understand it if it was 10% or above.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Pigs Ear Beer Festival, London on 6 December 2006. Dark reddish brown colour. Strong raisiny fruit aroma with some vinous notes and a slight herbal, medicinal feel. More rich fruit on the palate. Plums and prunes. Slightly woody. Rich and complex mouthfeel. A warming and satisfying strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Bottle: Pours a dark copper brown with a wispy white head. Aroma has nice caramel malty presence with a good English hoppy balance. Nice viscous body starts with a good toasty malty sweetness. Finishes with a nice fresh hoppy bitterness and some sweet, dry caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2007
A Mes rate: 27.5cl bottle from Kris Wines. How many aliases does this have? Was like opening up one of those Russian dolls trying to get to this page. Anyway, excellent colour. Deep dark hazy amber with a slight off white rim and film. Unusual aroma. Nothing stands out as being odd but it’s certainly different. Strong alcohol and barley with some nice fruit and maybe a little terpentine underneath. Sadly fairly unbalanced and sticky in the mouth. Heavy tangy malt and a little to sweet with a really sticky finish. Clear alcohol. Long yeasty finish. Close, but no biscuit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6980) - 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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