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Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons plc)
Style: English Strong Ale
Witney, England

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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle 500ml from Purvis. Great malty beer, with intense flavour. Aromas of caramel, biscuit, bread, cherries, pine, with hints of chocolate. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3440) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2011
0.5l bottle from Systembolaget Passagen, Stockholm. A whale! Have been chasing this "mothership" from Wychwood for a while now, so hope this will be good! It’s a clear chestnut-brown body with a bubbly-as-hell off-white head that’s really lacing down the whole glass! Some low both normal and burned caramel in the aroma blended with malts and dark dried fruits. On the sweet side, but I like it! Mild and gentle mouthfeel and the carbonation levels are soft to flat. A bit disappointing actually. Nice and caramely flavors backed up with a dry and soft almost grassy tea-like bitterness. Quite suiting. Some nutty hints in this one as well and a leafy undertone in the finish. Ends light sweetish and light mouthdrying. Yeah, I liked it. Not quite sure why I was chasing it anymore, but I liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10604) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2011
A rich copper brown body is topped by a thin white head. The nose has molasses and a little bit of orange. There is also some hint of amaretto. The taste has a little bit of brown sugar sweetness along with some apple core. There is also a little hint of almond in the finish. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ingevara (804) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2011
Average white head. Sweetish with a complex flavor af almonds, hazelnuts, raisins, some smoke, coffee, with lighter tone of flowery meadows and biter dandelion leaves. A complex ale that has a lot to give. Try it again and again.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
Bottle. Burnt copper pour, frothy cream head. aroma is bready, yeasty and bitter malt. Some floral notes. Trying to be nice about the palate - some black tea and bitter nuttiness up front, but the finish is a sour metallic skunkiness. Possibly spoiled? Nasty. Couldn’t even finish this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1534) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Thin tan head atop a amber-chestnut body. Poor head retention. Caramel and hop and juicy malt nose. Juicy fruit. Some pine. Rather sweet, cloying. Full bodied with a dry finish. Perfect libation for the dark winter nights.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11234) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours copper with a few floating flakes and a slight beige head. Aroma is roasty/musty malt. Full bodied. Flavor is very floral and fruity. Or maybe very fruity and floral. The fruits would be darker types. Very mellow and mellifluous. Oh to be over the pond for the cask version!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9760) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and biscuit malt, fruity esters, and earthy hops. Flavor is moderate malt, medium hops and bitterness with fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IrishBoy (3851) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
500 ml bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose is sweet maraschino cherries, candi sugar, molasses, and roasted almonds. Smells really sweet. Rusty red with a medium, long lasting, heavy lacing beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet fruit, very light bitterness, and toffee with a tiny burnt note.


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