Brewed by Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: English Strong Ale
Witney, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Bottle: Pasteurised
Only ever brewed under a full lunar moon, with crystal malts and sovereign hops for a rich, smooth sublimely satisfying taste of pure beer indulgence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Smak och doft av malt, humle, karamell, torkad frukt, toner av körsbär. Bra balans mellan sötma och beska.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Amber with a white head. Aroma is full of toffee and grass. Flavor is caramel and toffee with some grass and earth mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cthistle (6) - SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2013 does not count
Similar to hobgoblin. Pours amber with small diminishing head to no head. Aromas malty and sweet. Tastes light bitter and sweet, pleasant stronger hobgoblin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3805) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel - some toffee, some dark fruits. Body is moderate and malty and sweetish, caramel - some toffee, some dark fruits. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light roasted malt, light fruitiness and faint hoppyness. Caramel sweetish strong ale - that’s it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tampierre (1270) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,caramel,fruit and citrus aroma ; Dark amber color with smaller head ; Almost heavy sweet and light bitter taste ; Medium body ; Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zenkis (754) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours clear, deep brown reddish with white off top, medium lasting, a bit lacing afterwards. Aroma is rich malty-bready, bongbong candy, sweetish dark fruits, a bit alcohol also comes out. Liked so intense aroma. Taste is semisweet, far away sour plus pleasantly above medium bitter from hopping - this brew overall reminds me more of bitter but aromatic one, with no yeasty profile presence. Palate - medium body, light dry finish, sort of toasted malt bitter in aftertaste (also in first aroma was a bit of toasted malt). Mild spicy bouquet. O.A. - very aromatic, bitter ale, minus was confusion about accordance to style, not easy drinkable, complex flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
anfractuosity (340) - - MAR 20, 2013
Very nice beer, like a stronger version of hobgoblin. Nice darkish ambery colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sputnikus (96) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 19, 2013
Aroma is malty, with some fruit (pears, cherries) and molasses. Hazy amber with minimal taned head. Taste is sweet with alcohol bitterness. Medium body and oily texture and very lively carbonation. Long malty finish. Nothing fancy here, just good old strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (2074) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Sweet fruity malt aroma. Hazy amber color with a medium tan head. Moderate sweet beginning with a mild alcohol bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
As with all Wychwood beers, I’m initially put off by the naff label and branding. Aroma of dark molasses , smokey and malty. Taste - some sweetness at first - then very bitter. I like it but I can’t get past the bitterness. I keep trying to look for more in that bitterness, but it’s very one note as others have noted. So there you are.

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