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


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RATINGS: 397   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is bready and sweet caramel malt, and grassy hops. Flavor is fruity, light caramel, nuts, and a bit of hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2011
Quite liked this drop, very smooth tasting, dried fruit and caramel notes, also some warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3752) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Toffee, raisin, and dark roasted mal nose, good strength. Clear tea, medium yellow head. Light body. Rich toffee flavor. Vanilla and blackberries also present. Finishes with thyme and tea. Rich and complex with traditional english bitter style flavors. Higher alcohol content, which is well hidden so it still seems very sessionable. Full of personality and very enjoyable. Severely underrated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Citrus and malt aroma. Pine and citrus flavor with malt and caramel. Medium bodied. Pine and light citrus lingers with earth, caramel, and light toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10420) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, caramel, fruit. Flavour is caramel, malt, alcohol, hop, fruit. Medium to full body. OK beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2011
4/5 i mörkhet. Luktar humligt och honungsaktigt. Tjock, honungsaktig, humlig och lätt besk i smaken men en fyllig besk eftersmak.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5187) - 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
olsvammel (3027) - 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 (1132) - 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.

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