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

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RATINGS: 398   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5218) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle. Ruby amber with a tan ring of foam. Aroma is sweet malt, earthy hops, tea leaves, caramel, and light grassy notes. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, toasted biscuit, floral hops, earthy hops, tea leaves and light nuttiness. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a mild, creamy carbonation. Ends with more caramel, sweet malt, nutty notes, earthy hops, tea leaves, light floral notes and soft biscuit.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget, Stockholm, Sweden. Aroma reminds me of yeast, like dough, not all that great. Hardly any hop aromas at all beside a minor floral note. Pours a brownish colour with a thick creamy foam. Taste is slightly burnt with a hint of bitterness, not all that great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2022) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
Redish amber with a medium off white foam. Malty with hop notes. Malt, bitterness and fruit. Medium body with long, bitter after taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3985) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy sunset-hued red/orange body with a small white retention. Nose is caramel, vanilla, almonds, molasses and hints of marzipan. Me like. Taste is crisp caramel tones, burnt sugar, deep malty notes, almonds and hints of honey. Could be more filling on the palate, but just barely avoids a deducted score. Quite nice, all in all, and definitely the "king" of all the beers Iíve had from Wychwood - for what itís worth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Pours a deep dark brown. Aromas of roasted malts, smoke, and hints of fruit. Flavors of the roasted malts, some fruit, with a coffee aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Aroma is somewhat dusty with some burnt caramel. Pours a solid brown with red hues, and a cloudy offwhite foam that retreats to the edges. Surprisingly spicy with some boozy heat. Earthy hops finish this beer. Plums, figs, dark toffee, woody spice. Fairly carbonated. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6018) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle [500ml]. Pours a very bubbly copper-red with an average size lasting fizzy tan head -- man, the carbonation on this thing! Aroma of bready caramel malt, dark fruit, yeast and some sugar. Flavour of alcohol first, surprising for just 6.6%, followed by caramel malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, earthiness and some light hops in the average bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not bad, itís a touch boozy, slightly too sweet and the finish is a bit harsh but its still one of the better Wychwood beers Iíve had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
500ml bottle, 6.6% a/v Pours a deep whisky gold with a nice tan head. The aroma is alot of caramel malt, some spice and a bit of fruity hops. The taste is largely malt as well though well balanced. Caramel sweetness and a bit of chocolate are prominent, with the palate being much the same, lasting for a long time and really rich and smooth. Pretty good beer overall, though I would say I prefer the regular hobgoblin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3027) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2011
Very rich aroma like an oaky red wine. Texture is really smooth and rich. Well balanced malty, fruitiness. Nice sticky, sweet fruity taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (2904) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
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.


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