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

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RATINGS: 425   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Clear brownish amber brew, off-white head. Aroma is nutty with toffee and caramel - flavor is fruity and earthy with bready malt.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
A malt job. Nothing special to look at, neutral aroma, medium mouthfeel. Ok drinkable, but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3346) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2012
Dark amber pour big blocky head medium carbonation aromas lots of fruit rich malts caramel floral note flavours honey and caramel maltiness very smooth fruit taste dark citrus some stone flavours strong bitter medium strong well balanced with the sweetness the finish good aftertastes of malt rich smooth fruity hops bitter sweet balance okay ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2551) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Amber with a light beige head that settles to a fat coat. Aroma of toffee, dried fruit, pears, flowers. Medium bodied - never feels as heavy as expected. Sweet with butterscotch, boiled oranges, raisins, firm dry floral finish is welcome. Nothing flash but pretty solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martinrumsam (543) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle Coppery colour with light tan head .Aromas of fruits malts caramels . Sweet taste to start quite rich like muscovado with flavours of dark and green fruit .nice medium bodied mouthfeel . taste trends to hoppy bitterness at the end providing a refreshing contrast to the sweet start . Quite a nice occasional ale

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2012
500ml bottle, dark copper color, with an off-white head, light fruity, toasted, caramel malt nose with a faint apple skin, flowery hop aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity apple skin, biscuity, toasted, caramel malt character, with a light toffeeish, flowery earthy leafy, grassy hop backbone, leading towards a mild fruity, lingering earthy leafy hop bitterness finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
I always enjoy English Strong ales and Hobgoblin is a favourite anyway. This beer takes the flavours a step further. Vinous, fruity aromas hint at berries, toffee and liquorice. An initially treacley taste gives way to a really well rounded bitterness. Silky smooth on the tongue. Excellent

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (968) - ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle. Iíve had this before and didnít think much of it... I must have been in a bad mood. Todayís bottle pours deep copper with a decent head. Bready malts and a nice helping of herby grassy hops. Perfumey and thereís a buttery taste. Thereís a small alcohol kick/burn and the bitterness on the palatable finish is a lip-smacker. Nicer than I remembered.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
Sweet but very mutely balanced otherwise. A bit more mellow than I was expecting. Itís a good beer, but lacks in bite for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Poured into a pint. Smells super malty, like a barleywine. Pour is a dark amber. Super crisp mouthfeel, little carbonation. Fruity and malty backbone with a clean, crisp finish.


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