Brewed by Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: English Strong Ale
Witney, England


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RATINGS: 523   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 11/20
Turtles (1897) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2015
500ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear dark amber, yellow-white medium size head, rich lacing. Bitter pine aroma, dried fruit, earthy hops, alcohol. Dry mouthfeel, gentle carbonated. Bitter taste, raisins, notes, hay, wood, pine. Ends with spicy bitterness slightly vinous.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weordie (785) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Pours copper with some thin lacing. Sweet malt aroma. A sweet malt taste, some fruity alcohol notes on the tongue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dchad56 (335) - - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle - sweet malty aroma. Still looking clear and thin, Darkish red with minimal head. Slight ting on tongue continues in mouth. Full strong tasting but overall lacking any pleasant characteristics - not the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trolleo (1276) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 29, 2015
Lovely dark red coppery color, clear, minimal white head. Malty sweet aroma, pleasant caramel taste. Watery, average carbonation. Easy going. //stella

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (2118) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 23, 2015
500 ml bottle. Mahogany color, good foam. Aroma: floral, slightly grassy hops, malts, caramel, toffee, fruit set with a bit of chocolate. Taste: fruity esters, hop bitterness, malt, cake with nuts, decorated with fruit, brandy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1936) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Appearance: Dark brownish red, clear. Some fizzy light tan head.
Aroma: Fruit, forest berries. Malt.
Taste: Malt, sweetness. Slight prunes? Dry mouth feel.
Bought: Gift from Mrs - thanks!, 500 ml
Info: 15/8-2015, BB: 30/11-2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1288) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
Dégustée en compagnie de Marco. Cheers my friend! Bière brune très foncée offrant une mousse généreuse d’un blanc cassé et formée de grosses bulles qui se tiennent très bien, tant à la surface du liquide que sur les parois du verre. Les dentelles ne sont pas très serrées ni originales, mais plus qu’honnêtes pour une bière douce et légère comme celle-ci. Arômes francs de malts torréfiés. Peu ou pas de houblons au nez. Je reçois même la visite, au fur et à mesure que le liquide se réchauffe, d’un raisin qui me rappelle un curieux croisement entre une ABT et une stout. En bouche le liquide a un corps moyen ainsi qu’une effervescence plaisante et constante. Les saveurs sont très délicates et la torréfaction initialement pressentie presque effacée. Néanmoins une belle présence des malts, tout-à-fait en accord avec le style brown ale à l’Anglaise. Agréable et très facile à boire.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Synthetic and syrupy aroma, surprisingly thin for a beer this strong. Malt and cereal flavours, way too sweet, lacks any real character. Considering that some of their mid-range beers are decent, this is pretty bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (909) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle at home pours chestnut with small head tastes caramel with the alcohol coming through at the end enjoyable but there are a lot better more complex strong ales around

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (7174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottled 500ml. -from Pivoteka Zagreb, shared with Marko. Darker amber coloured, medium sized pale beige head, dried fruits in the nose with whiff of toilet freshener. Sweet malty, caramel, dried fruits (slightly perfumed) and touch of spices with hint of alcohol near the end. Overall pretty messy brew but not bad.

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