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


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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (2181) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2014
bottle by myself on deck! Pours reddish with off white head. aroma is Malt, caramel, toffee, and ligh . taste is similar with low carbonation. Malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
happyhoppy (10) - FRANCE - SEP 1, 2014
50cl bottle from Saveur-biere.com An amber/copper body with a beige head. On the nose, toffee, caramel, intense malts and hints of bubblegum. On the mouth, it kicks off with sweet notes arising from the malty character followed by caramel, toffee and sublime English hops providing the right touch of bitterness. The finish is rich in toffee, hints of chocolate, caramel and mild bitterness. It becomes almost liquorish in the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (11040) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber color. Malt and a hint of salt in the aroma. Malty sweet, roasty salty flavor. Chloride. A very soft bitterness. Hint of confit fruit. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (7798) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Medium brown with a rapidly receding off white head. Caramel with tea-like undertones, earthy hops, sharp bitterness bordering on harsh. A little rough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6033) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2014
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Partick. Pours clear copper brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas are caramel, toffee. Taste brings red fruit and a light spice note. Thin body. Finishes sweet. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Is rather watery looking, not strong by any means. Many flavors come through with decent head. Smooth drinking, but not in the excellent category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Clear rusted red pour with a short eggshell head. Nose of treacle, toffee and spice. A little gritty on the palate with flavours of toffee, treacle and spice with an earthy quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1261) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Pours a deep mahogany with a creamy white head. Aroma of quite sweet malt and tastes of an upfront bitter with lacings of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (731) - SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Clear, dark red beer with a thin bubbly head. The predominant aspect of the aroma is fruit. Flavour is an initial fruity hit with the malt and hops following up after. They’re balanced very well and all three remain in the mouth after the initial swallow as well. A nice, fruity ale with plenty of body and an almost wine-esque finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madquacker (1071) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
Ruby deep hue and a small head. Sweet ruby notes and light cassis on the mouth. Nice and soft bubbles.

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