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


on tap

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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1932) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2012
500ml bottle. Poured a dark copper-amber with an initial one finger - though fading - beige head. Mid to dark fruits, toffee & caramel, toasty malts, demerara sugar & bread on the nose. Quite big & bittersweet on the tongue. Has pasteurised elements coming through but the sweet toffee, nuts & caramelised brown sugar dominates. Medium body, some warmth in the mouth with soft to medium carbonation & a medium duration bittersweet malt finish. A lot richer than when I had it on cask. Had a nice, crisp edge when chilled to reduce the impact of the ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (4921) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2012
500ml bottle. Dark copper colour with an even layer of sand coloured foam. There are some red flecks that come through when held to the light. The. Aroma is a bit of a non event, while the flavour is spice and dried fruit. The alcohol cuts through the flavour. I was expecting a bit more from this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedwoods42 (7) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2012 does not count
Beautifully rich, strong ale with an air of prestige about it. Satisfying and mysterious, much like itís progenitor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1314) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 22, 2012
500ml brown bottle. An amber brown beer with an ample dense cream white head. Nose is sugary sweet with notes of raisins and plums together with flowery hops and a hint of alcohol. Taste is medium to full bodied fruity malts with a medium English hop finish. Lovely smooth easy drinking palate. Like a turbo charged Hobgoblin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slipstream (2401) - USA - MAY 17, 2012
Light grain and yeast aroma. A nice, foamy head sits comfortably atop this reddish brown pour. Fairly bready flavor with some sweet malt, hops, and molasses. Flat on the palate (how English). Balanced and drinkable, but a little watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StueyD (1555) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
Dark, flame orange coloured beer with a thick off white head. Roasted malt aroma is followed by a slightly grassy hop element. Full-bodied mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma, only in reverse! The hops come through initally, resinous (which could also be put down to the alcohol), grassy, a touch citrusy and quite bitter. This is then followed by a slightly sweet, biscuity malt flavour. Both of which are present right through the long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
rcasta (847) - EL SALVADOR - MAY 17, 2012
pure beer indulgence is right, bitch. this is what Iím talking about. itís got the right stuff, baby. here we go, man. itís what beer drinkers drink when were drinking beer. anything else, would be preposterous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12810) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2012
500 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, plum, light cherry and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, plum, cherry and light pipe tobacco with a smooth dry lingering fruity toffee finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2012
a sucker for special releases. Odd as an American to think that a 6.6% abv beer can be called a strong ale. Color is full caramel amber. Aroma is a touch toffee and pumus soap and malt. taste is light butteriness with some sweetness and mineral quality. Probably better enjoyed in a pub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oflodarz (48) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2012
I was not disappointed with king goblin, spicy, herbal aroma with balanced flavor, coffee, butter, moderate body and tremendous finish.

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