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Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons)
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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (5041) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Whole Foods, Bowery 50cl ($6): Pours a light brown with a light tan head. Aroma is mostly malty, with some toffee, and a moderate dosage of generic English hops. Taste is butterscotch with a minor amount of bitterness throughout that culminates in the finish. There is also a minor aftertaste. Not one of the better ESAs.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
500ml bottle purchased for $4.99. I used to love hobgoblin back before I really got into craft and was mostly drinking British ales so i thought I’d try this for nostalgia’s sake. Dark ruby red, creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt vinegar hits me almost immediately and this is what I usually pick up from British ales, not a fan. Flavor is very fruity, malty, not bad at all. Overall I wish I had my $5 back because this just isn’t my cup of tea anymore. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-21-2012 16:14:51

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3996) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2012
500 ml bottle poured clear brown with a 1+ finger brown head. Head has decent retention and leaves some lacing. The aroma is rather unremarkable and a tad subtle, but with a good rich toasted malt component and more than a hint of dark fruits. The toasted malt is a major part of the flavor too, but there’s a clear hop presence. The flavor also has a bit of alcohol and a hint of fruit. Rather smooth; medium+ body; semi-dry finish. O: improved a bit with warming.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kentuk (1) - ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012 does not count
Fantastic Pint..........hits the mark on all fronts..doesn’t taste over strong..no more than 4 in a session recommended

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (1181) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bomber bottle poured a clear amber hue w/ small beige ring and good lacing. Mild aroma of malty cereal, toffee, cherries, and yeast. Flavor is light sweet initially w/ a faint bitter on the finish. Subtle taste similar to the nose, malt and a dry alcohol most dominate. Medium bodied and soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Smells a little spicy. Some booze, british hops and a little malt. Head and lacing are pretty good. A bit of a boozy bitter aftertaste. A good session beer that tastes lighter than it is. Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3016) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.9
   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

3.3
   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 haven’t decided yet. Sweet caramel at first, then a touch of bitterness that’s 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. It’s a unique sensation but one I find I like. I prefer this quite a bit over Hobgoblin and I’m saddened that this is seasonal.


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