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


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RATINGS: 508   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2960) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
Pours a clean deep amber colour with a light beige foamy head, average retention and dirty lacing. Matly cereal nose with some toffee notes and a bit of alcohol. No burning from it in the mouth though and medium-bodied. A little more hop in the taste, well-blended with the caramel malt, adding some slight bitterness and dryness in the finish. Hints of roasted malts are also tasted in the aftertaste, with some fruits (apples, raisins) and then coffee and nuts. Not a bad brew and worth having once a year at this time of witches.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RyanE (145) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
Slight coconut and caramel on the nose. Looks great. Brown/Copper, glimmers of amber catch the light. Taste falls flat for me. Higher alcohol stands out.....and I like 6 to 7% brews. Leaves quite a bitter finish that lingers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zombi69 (12) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
Another winner from Wychwood! Though listed as a strong ale, this is actually very pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
Dark clear brown pour with white head. Thick malty nose. What an odd mouth. Quite the mix of taste and flavours. It may be a bit much. I havenít decided yet. Sweet caramel at first, then a touch of bitterness thatís replaced by a really earthy malt. This is then replaced by a bit of a boozy burn. The aftertaste is roasty and lingers a bit too long. I do like the way the booziness kind of burns away the confusing beginning of the mouth. Itís a unique sensation but one I find I like. I prefer this quite a bit over Hobgoblin and Iím saddened that this is seasonal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (678) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
Pretty good. Pours very clear with ruby/brown hues. Aroma is strong with fruit scents. Taste begins strongly sweet and fruity and ends on a unique and refreshing sour note that I wish was a bit more prevalent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OntBeerDrinker (515) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
2 finger head ruby red mild/medium carbination. Smell is chocolate/toffee & hops. Taste is hobgobline but a lot stronger with the chocolate & toffee,a stronger sourness and you can tell its a BIT heavier. So a stronger & better version of Hobgobline cheerís!~ Really good. Starts off almost like a porter or stout! :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2012
pours a dark amber with a thin off white head and a decent amount of lacing. the aroma is slightly fruity with some red apple qualities maybe some dark fruits in there as well. the taste is mildy sweet some caramel notes with a sweet apple like finish and mild bitterness, there is some alcohol noticeable surprisingly, overall this ale is flavorful and easy to drink and not bad for the price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (11457) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2012
from Amstein - clear reddish-amber beer with a creamy beige foam; nice lacework; yeasty and flowery with notes of caramel; sweet and with a low carbonation; pretty dry and flowery hoppy finish with hints of red fruits

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
Clear dark brown body, small fizzy white head with slight lacing. Toasty crystal malt nose. Alcohol comes through immediately in the flavor along with sweet crystal malts, molasses / caramel. Aftertaste is very strong combo of the aforementioned. Full bodied, flat mouthfeel with lasting slighty bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sensei_Tohru (32) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
Dark amber, with a fading off-white head. Smell is of bread, caramel, raisins, and a hint of something zesty, maybe tangerines. Smatch is mostly spicy hops. The mouthfeel is smooth, but with some tingly bubbliness on the tongue.

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