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


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RATINGS: 391   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5164) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Malty with robust English hops finished off with a British pasteurised flavour. Unremarkable but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frovigalning (2908) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. A very nice malt brew. Lots of malt, caramel, raisin and dried fruit. Probably the best Ive tried from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Pours clear dark amber with an off white head. Some lacing all the down the glass. It smells of toasted malt with caramel and a light chocolate characteristic. The flavor is sweet, roasted caramel malt with good balancing bitterness. It finishes with some toasty, toffee accented bitterness. This brew is quite enjoyable. Smooth, just a hint of Alcohol on the back end. It’s been some time since I had a Hob Goblin, it’s time to compare it to it’s big brother.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1082) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2011
500 mL bottle at home into a pint glass. Dark brown beer with an uneven head. Fruity, hoppy head, smells good. Very sweet, fruity, raisiny, and rich a fine ale, and hides the alcohol. Very pleasant, and typical of the Hobgoblin stable, one of England’s better ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Bottled, thanks to thirdeye11, amber brown poured with minimal foam, aroma and flavor are malty and metallic, some fruitiness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5529) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2011
Bottled from Systembolaget Deep copper with a medium head. Light toffe and som grass in the aroma. Slightly vinous flavour with light sourish notes.. Toffee and some chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle from SB cons 2011-05-14 Göteborg AR: roasted malt, butter, caramel, brown arin AP: mahogny - very nice and shift colur, 2 m wee bubbly and frothy head F: roasted malt, dryness, caramel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Tasting at Wine World. Clear dark amber with a thin off white head. Scent of caramel and some fruit. Taste is sweet malts with a bitter bready finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, toasted, caramel, toffee, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, wood, caramelized malt, malt extract. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110416]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2011
Bottle. Malty toffee aroma, brown sugar, roasted and sweetish. Sweet malty flavor with a bit too much alcohol.

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