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

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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Pours a deep dark brown. Aromas of roasted malts, smoke, and hints of fruit. Flavors of the roasted malts, some fruit, with a coffee aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Aroma is somewhat dusty with some burnt caramel. Pours a solid brown with red hues, and a cloudy offwhite foam that retreats to the edges. Surprisingly spicy with some boozy heat. Earthy hops finish this beer. Plums, figs, dark toffee, woody spice. Fairly carbonated. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7115) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle [500ml]. Pours a very bubbly copper-red with an average size lasting fizzy tan head -- man, the carbonation on this thing! Aroma of bready caramel malt, dark fruit, yeast and some sugar. Flavour of alcohol first, surprising for just 6.6%, followed by caramel malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, earthiness and some light hops in the average bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not bad, it’s a touch boozy, slightly too sweet and the finish is a bit harsh but its still one of the better Wychwood beers I’ve had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
500ml bottle, 6.6% a/v Pours a deep whisky gold with a nice tan head. The aroma is alot of caramel malt, some spice and a bit of fruity hops. The taste is largely malt as well though well balanced. Caramel sweetness and a bit of chocolate are prominent, with the palate being much the same, lasting for a long time and really rich and smooth. Pretty good beer overall, though I would say I prefer the regular hobgoblin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (5062) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2011
Very rich aroma like an oaky red wine. Texture is really smooth and rich. Well balanced malty, fruitiness. Nice sticky, sweet fruity taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
500ml bottle, dark copper color, with an off-white head, light fruity, toasted, caramel malt nose with a faint apple skin, flowery hop aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity apple skin, biscuity, toasted, caramel malt character, with a light toffeeish, flowery earthy leafy, grassy hop backbone, leading towards a mild fruity, lingering earthy leafy hop bitterness finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7896) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle. Amber with an off white head. Light malty and nutty aroma with some toasty notes. The flavor has sweet nutty and toffee notes, with toasted grains, straw, and a moderately bitter finish. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle fit for a King Goblin. Copper color with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, and caramel. Taste was on the bitter side. Medium body with a fizzy carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThreeCats (796) - ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2011
Reddish copper, clear with a stable head, flowery aroma with malty notes and caramel. Surprisingly bitter on first sip, but malt coming in after a second for a complex mix of flavors. Good Palate that’s not too long, but does stay with you a bit. Not a session beer by any stretch, but something to be enjoyed slowly and with good company.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (16690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, bready and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 041111


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