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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle from Tesco in Wokingham. Poured a clear dark chestnut colour with a large beige head and visible carbonation. Malt heavy aroma with some molasses and dark fruit. Initial flavours were somewhat bitter grass, mixed with brown sugar and toffee. Palate was slightly cream soda-esque.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeebon (171) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Aroma of stewed fruits and tastes of sweet malt with some rich fruitiness. I think this is one of my favourite Wychwood ales and definitely worth checking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EcnarM (74) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
This beer drinks much larger than expected of a 6.6% ale. Color and head were both spot on and taste was bigger flavored than most in its class. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13564) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle from Martin at White Cliffs BF 2014. Clear brown beer thin lasting beige head. Malty aroma some hop on the finish. Decent I thought. Sweet malt aroma. It’s fine. Some perfume in the mouth which is ok then a spritzy finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 1, 2014
bottle from basecamp in prague. brown with no head; aroma of toffee and prune and emptying the vacuum cleaner. dull thud of a texture, faint stone fruits but not a whole lot flavour

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (2531) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2014
500ml glass-bottle, BB 31 May 14, 3134 12:51
Thanks to Seanyfo for this beer! copper in the glass, nose of dark fruit and caramel. The beer starts intense, caramel, roasted and slightly sweet. A bitter taste comes to the beer in the mainpart, nicely harmonising, brown sugar, caramel, molasses. The aftertaste gets more bitter, only slightly sweet now, warming alcohol, very nice balanced roasted, not too sweet.
--> a great brew! I like it! --> 13/10/12/12

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JustDrinkIt (258) - Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Brown pour, beige head. Aroma is nutty, malty, mild sweetness. Flavor is more of the same, soft bready sweetness, spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (1974) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Rich amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt, caramel/toffee, & some fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, hops, and fruit; Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4426) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark nutty brown color with a finger thick off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malty, rich fruity and mild hoppy.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit sweet and a mild bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Toffee, malty, pleasant fruity and mild hoppy.
Overall impression: Tasty and nice ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from an off licence in Liverpool, England

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4104) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Fruity (cooked raisins, prunes), peaty UKPA aroma. Cloudy, medium walnut-wood color, white filmy head. Good embossed brown bottle, OK label. A tangy fruitiness up front, medium sweetness, implied ginger perhaps, a bit leathery. Medium bittering, light astringency, and a lingering non-resinous, non-fruity hop. Medium body, peppery-prickly mouthfeel, slightly warming. Eventually, it had a citric acid sort of fruitiness at the very end. This had some promise, stumbled a bit in the execution. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.

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