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


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RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1653) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Thin tan head atop a amber-chestnut body. Poor head retention. Caramel and hop and juicy malt nose. Juicy fruit. Some pine. Rather sweet, cloying. Full bodied with a dry finish. Perfect libation for the dark winter nights.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11997) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours copper with a few floating flakes and a slight beige head. Aroma is roasty/musty malt. Full bodied. Flavor is very floral and fruity. Or maybe very fruity and floral. The fruits would be darker types. Very mellow and mellifluous. Oh to be over the pond for the cask version!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10503) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and biscuit malt, fruity esters, and earthy hops. Flavor is moderate malt, medium hops and bitterness with fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IrishBoy (3920) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
500 ml bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose is sweet maraschino cherries, candi sugar, molasses, and roasted almonds. Smells really sweet. Rusty red with a medium, long lasting, heavy lacing beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet fruit, very light bitterness, and toffee with a tiny burnt note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5454) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2250) - Göteborg, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4490) - 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 I’ve had from Wychwood - for what it’s worth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - 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.

   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.

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