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


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RATINGS: 510   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slipstream (2381) - 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 (846) - EL SALVADOR - MAY 17, 2012
pure beer indulgence is right, bitch. this is what I’m talking about. it’s got the right stuff, baby. here we go, man. it’s 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 (12668) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (8072) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2012
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 50cl bottle. Good white head. Clear amber pour. Lovely bitter aftertaste. very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swaroga (1954) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2012
50cl bottle. Pours a dark red/brown liquid with almost no head. Nose : caramel and dough, some flower and nuts aromas. Raisins. Sip : Low to medium density with oily and a bit creamy texture. Carbonation is delicate. Sweet and quite fruity with a rich bitter hop ending. Tastes like US hops. Roasted malts adds well to the bitter aftertaste. Nice. Extra points for the full moon abracadabra ;}

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (7509) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 1, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours clear dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and some caramel. Taste is smooth, caramel and alcohol. Filling mouhfeel. Lingering dark light bitter caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SmokedDeer (57) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
Brewed on a full moon drank on an empty stomach. As smooth as my chat up lines but more successfull. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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