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


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RATINGS: 514   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7093) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 7, 2013
Poured a cloudy orange colour with a thin white bubbly head. The aroma is rich and malty with slightly fruity notes which gave you the promise of something more to come. The flavour is very bitter with bags of liquorice and spice which totally dominates the beer. The palate is bitter and there’s a lingering liquorice aftertaste too. At just 6.6% this is a very bitter beer where the flavour comes more from the hops rather than the alcohol. It’s a very decent beer though and I’d certainly order it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (1317) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle, 50 cl - Orange amber beer with a moderate sized white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, bread, dates, raisins, apricots and alcohol. Flavor is malty with notes of apricots, caramel, dates and earthy hops. A bit unbalanced as the hops take very little space in this beer, however it is very true to style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
Har haft den här flaskan i kylskåpet i säkert ett år. Hela tiden varit säkert på att den skulle vara tjock och mindre god. Men ack så fel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2364) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2012
Bottled. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, mid bitterness. Fruity, roasted taste, citrus, apricot, "copper", fairly complex. (2010-04-19)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8384) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4619-20120722] 500mL bottle. Caramel and corn mash aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. Burnt caramel grains and light orange malt flavour. Medium body. Average, nice to try. (6/3/6/4/13) 3.2
(w/ jercraigs)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zimbo (871) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Big head which leaves some side drifting and deep brown it is too. You taste the alcohol all right but there’s so little else on the palate from beginning to the non bitter end you can’t help but think this is Carlberg Special Brew for Hobbits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
15th March 2011
Clear brown beer, small off white head. Malt with a touch of marmite. Brief estery note before a bitter dry finish. Not great on cask and only a bit better from the bottle. Disappointing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReV2 (170) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
There’s nothing wrong with this beer a bit of bottle conditioning couldn’t put right. A stronger version of Hobgoblin with more caramel added.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (1050) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours dark red with an off-white, tall, long lasting, fluffy head. Aroma is of bready malt, caramel, earthy hops and cherry. Body is full and smooth. Earthy hops, caramel malt, ripe fruit and peppery notes fill the mouth. Finish is long, peppery. Delicious brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Rich and toasty nose with medium bitterness. Pours a lovely deep amber with a fluffy head and good lace. A very pretty beer. Flavour is very pleasant - vineous, cerealey, full of sweet malt and underpinned slightly with a hop biterness. Well balanced, and surprisingly fresh for a beer of this hue and strength. Not bad at all.

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