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


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2615) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2005 Dark orange - brown color. Spare head. Cherry band aid nose. Hoppy and grassy taste, medium lasting - kind of thin bodied. RERATE: 7;3;4;2;9 Hazy orange, no head, liveley carbonation. Banana and vanilly nose, very doughy, sweet yeast. Suprisingly strong alcohol, cinnamon and pepper taste but the bad thing seems to be an overdose of nutmeg which lays over you tongue and leaves a long lasting terrible aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2006
BCA (from Bitter virtue). Rich malty toffee aromas. Some very light hops apparent in the flavour despite this only fairly sweet. There wasnt that much of interest here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2003
Rusty brown colour with absolutely no head. Sweet floural aroma. The taste was sweet initially, then sour, then followed by bitter, but in the end all three were dominated by alcohol. I like strong beers like the rest of you freaks, but his was just to obvious it didn't make for pleasant drinking. Finally it had a savory finish to the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2006
Poured from the bottle (Wobble in a Bottle), a very dark orange/ruby coolour with no head. A strong tangy hop aroma with some sweet maltiness in the background. An enjoyable sourness through the mouth, imparting citrus flavours and a little bit of sweet maltiness. Quite vinuous at that strength of course, warm and spicey, with a lingering tingly and bitter finish on the tongue. Will save my other bottle for Christmas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (2066) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Hazy deep amber colour with a slim off-white head. Aroma has malt, raisins, brown sugar and a touch of alcohol. Flavours are sweet malt, caramel, some dark fruit and a nice bitter finish. Full bodied, slightly carbonated, with some late warming alcohol. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2006
Get thee in my throat wee timous beastie! Quite unlike anything I had expected from a ruby ale but such a pity the bottle was so small as I could have gone on drinking this for hours. I was left with a lovely glow in my stomach as this beer settled and made love to everything around it. The alcohol content should not disturb as it isn’t really a factor where taste is concerned as the orange, and even blackcurrant initial taste warms the tongue and lingers healthily around the back of the throat. A real treat, especially here in New Zealand.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
Hogs Back Wobble in a Bottle. Picked up at Hogs Back. Pours cloudy and copper, no head. This is the second strong Hogs Back beer I’ve had and I have to say they are damn ugly but pretty tasty! This one has some doughy character, fruit and sweetness amongst the heavily visibly alcohol content. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2005
Bottle: Poured light brown, with ruby highlights. Lasting beige head. Caramel aroma, with some prune notes. Sweet fruity flavour, lots of raisins and prunes, with some caramel toffee there too. Balanced finish. Tasty.

   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]

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