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


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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1770) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Appearance: Dark brownish red, clear. Some fizzy light tan head.
Aroma: Fruit, forest berries. Malt.
Taste: Malt, sweetness. Slight prunes? Dry mouth feel.
Bought: Gift from Mrs - thanks!, 500 ml
Info: 15/8-2015, BB: 30/11-2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (694) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
Dégustée en compagnie de Marco. Cheers my friend! Bière brune très foncée offrant une mousse généreuse d’un blanc cassé et formée de grosses bulles qui se tiennent très bien, tant à la surface du liquide que sur les parois du verre. Les dentelles ne sont pas très serrées ni originales, mais plus qu’honnêtes pour une bière douce et légère comme celle-ci. Arômes francs de malts torréfiés. Peu ou pas de houblons au nez. Je reçois même la visite, au fur et à mesure que le liquide se réchauffe, d’un raisin qui me rappelle un curieux croisement entre une ABT et une stout. En bouche le liquide a un corps moyen ainsi qu’une effervescence plaisante et constante. Les saveurs sont très délicates et la torréfaction initialement pressentie presque effacée. Néanmoins une belle présence des malts, tout-à-fait en accord avec le style brown ale à l’Anglaise. Agréable et très facile à boire.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Synthetic and syrupy aroma, surprisingly thin for a beer this strong. Malt and cereal flavours, way too sweet, lacks any real character. Considering that some of their mid-range beers are decent, this is pretty bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (510) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle at home pours chestnut with small head tastes caramel with the alcohol coming through at the end enjoyable but there are a lot better more complex strong ales around

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (6651) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottled 500ml. -from Pivoteka Zagreb, shared with Marko. Darker amber coloured, medium sized pale beige head, dried fruits in the nose with whiff of toilet freshener. Sweet malty, caramel, dried fruits (slightly perfumed) and touch of spices with hint of alcohol near the end. Overall pretty messy brew but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to Huw. Appearance - deep amber to chestnut with a proportionate head. Nose - toffee, caramel biscuit, some dried fruits. Taste - caramel biscuits going into prunes. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - yep good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drmet (515) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2015
L: -pours a clear dark amber with a big,frothy, offwhite head -medium carbonation S: -caramel,toffee,nutty,strawberrie bitter F: -light to medium body -medium carbonation -slight alcohol warming O: Pretty Decent,mouthfeel was lacking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4418) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle from Pivoteka, shared with ogivlado. Nice brown/amber/red clean body with a small, thick beige head. Creamy, dried fruit and vitamin C candy, with vague toastiness in the aroma. Dry, mild taste, vaguely yeasty and toasty, a touch indistinctly sweetish, more peachy. Alcohol very, very well hidden. Not a thriller but still relatively good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Shared with JFK10000. Pours amber, off-white head. Caramel malts, dark fruit, bit spicy, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle poured into an English Pint glass -- Good English ale. I think it may have been a little old. Flavors didn’t ’pop’ like I hoped they would. Still a solid brew from Wychwood.

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