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


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RATINGS: 375   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2803) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 14, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2011 Bottled 50cl. Caramel, a huge amount of peach and white pepper throghout. Spicy hops. Good malt profile. Fruity. Nice bitterness. Medium to full bodied. This beer has a huge amount of character. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1340) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Pours a clear dark-brewed tea color with a full thick antique lace head. Rings the glass with each sip. Nutty, roasted malt aroma. Buttery, sweet malt and bitter chocolate taste, along with some earthy notes. Medium hoppiness. A fine ESB overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2011
Bottled (from bierzwerg.de). Copper colour with a mediumsized foamy beige head. Aroma is crystal and bready malts along with rather strong grassy and floral bitterness. Also has some slight caramel and dark dry fruits. Flavour is raisins, dark dry fruits, quite strong on the malty side as well as rather bitter towards the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3082) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Pour is a dark mahogany with a large white head. Aroma is all things super sweet malt with maybe some cinnamon. Flavor is again heavy on the malts with an almost cough drop aftertaste. Its not huge but its there. Finish has some alcohol. OK but nothing great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2011
(bottle) Clear, dark amber colour with a short and tanned foamy head. Cara-malty aroma with fruity, slightly zesty and spicy hops. Moderately bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a crisp carbonation. Rounded malty body with notes of toffee and fruity and mildly spicy hops; dry-ish and moderately bitter finish with lingering fruity hops. Pleasant. 24.I.11

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 21, 2011
(500 ml bottle) Pours a pretty copper, very clear. Two and a half fingers of biege head stand at attention and are well-retained. Aroma is sort of tinny-sweaty with vanilla and caramel, not overly appealing. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth but feels very filtered and processed. Lightly prickly. Large, droopy rings of lacing. Flavor is sweaty-tinny and bitter. Vanilla and buttery caramel with hints of fruitiness. Bitterness builds toward finish. Lots of malt but pasteurization and over-filtering and processing seem to have turned it to weak mush. Avoid it, pretty much like every other Wychwood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2011
Bottled, 500ml from Morrisons in Banbury. Copper with off white head. Big malty beer with a light, metallic, tinny note, slightly boiled hints, but these give a touch of depth to this beer. Dry leafy notes and a lashing of caramel, its really quite easy on the palate. O.k.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fsbw21086 (328) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Aroma is very malty and surprised me when i took the first sip. Taste is of carmel, hops and alcohol. Slightly watery and ends very dry. I thought it would be more full bodied but instead was strong tasting with a light/alcohol palette.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beth101 (523) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Clear copper with a large off white head andd lacing on the glass.Slightly malty aroma and a taste of malt. Fairly smooth needs a bit more body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep amber body with a white head and solid white lacing around the glass. Aromatics are fruity and sweet in nature toffee, caramel, light fruit tones. Medium body with a dry fruit raisin and apricot tone, very smooth and drying, with a mild bitterness. A really solid offering.

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