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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2340) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle, amber pour, smell is very english and the taste is so as well, it had a good dryness and it was very drinkable, good offering

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma mid high pitch od dry sugars ,hint of alcohol, touch of plum and molasses. 6+
Appearance neat shade of amber brown. Slight fire of copper. Lighter creamy top.
Flavor and Palate : Medium full bodied. Mineral front with hint of caramel , British hop and alcohol. Decent depth. Finish oriented by vanilla with slight phenolic peppers. Gentle burn. Good lighter drinkable version of stronger ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2226) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
500ml bottle from the LCBO. not a ton going on with this one. pours light brown with almost no head and minimaly carbonated. subtle malty nose, no hops in the nose. balanced flavour with more hop flavour then i was expecting. bitterness to balance. not bad, but pretty meh overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby red color with a off white head. Aroma is of dark fruits, plums, fruit cake, marmelade, light citrus, earthiness, nutty notes, caramel and toffee. The flavor is kind of the same, very traditional british, with lots of maramaldy fruty esters along with fruit cake, dark fruits, earthiness, caramel, toffee, nutty notes and again subtle citus notes. The body is medium with a lightly dry mouthfeel. Overall a pretty solid English Strong Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2027) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Pours copper with a large fading head. Nose shows banana, nutty and grainy malt and sultanas. Also a faint industrial note. The nutty, grainy malt transfers through as a flavour along with the industrial note. Some caramel is also apparent. Body seems pretty thin.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours clear, dark copper, almost brown in colour, nice fine off white head, leaves some nice lacing. Aroma and taste are a nicely balanced beer, somewhat sweet malt, earthy hints, can tell if that’s hops or malt. Almost nutty in fact. Interesting, good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3259) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
Typical wychwood aroma, light hops, caramel malts, and some sweet bread, and fruits. Woody notes, light mouthfeel, booze is a little bit there in the finish. Semi dry, and a good carb. finish is a little hoppy, with some more typical mineraly wychwood malts. Not bad, not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3058) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2011
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep ruby-copper with a decent tan head. Aroma: Eminently British malts – brown sugar and sweet treacle with earthy, lightly nutty overtones, a touch of sulphur?, dark rum, some dark dried fruits, faint esters. Palate: Medium body, relaxed effervescence. Flav.: Much like the nose with boozy raisins, dark rum, a bit woodsy, earthy and slightly nutty, brown sugar, treacle, quite British; off-dry with gentle bitterness and a pleasant fruity dark malt finish.

A Prince among Goblins.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
Deep amber pour tending to brown with a thick creamy white head. The aroma is quite fruity with a lot of yeast-derived esters along with a little bit of light hop spiciness. The beer feels higher in ABV than 6.6, but it’s still decently balanced. Nice balance of hoppiness and yeast along with a soft malt derived sweetness. There is a little bit of UK crystal malt sweetness through the middle that lends a sort of stewed fruit character to the finished beer. It’s actually pretty solid stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scottrf (105) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Clear/dark red/brown. Decent light beige head. No bubbles. Earthy malts/hops in aroma. Medium thick palate, head gives carbonation. Fruity, quite malty with a touch of alcohol, slight dryness to aftertaste. Enjoyable and easy drinking if quite heavy.


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