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.

gilvanblight's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, - OCT 27, 2012
Dark clear brown pour with white head. Thick malty nose. What an odd mouth. Quite the mix of taste and flavours. It may be a bit much. I haven’t decided yet. Sweet caramel at first, then a touch of bitterness that’s replaced by a really earthy malt. This is then replaced by a bit of a boozy burn. The aftertaste is roasty and lingers a bit too long. I do like the way the booziness kind of burns away the confusing beginning of the mouth. It’s a unique sensation but one I find I like. I prefer this quite a bit over Hobgoblin and I’m saddened that this is seasonal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (10118) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark amber with a creamy light tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, little bread, little brown sugar, light grassy hops. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, brown sugar, bread, little nut. Medium body, average carbonation, sweet finish. 290816

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Salwal (325) - GERMANY - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle poured into Snifter has light translulcent colored beer with huge white head. The nose is malty, earthy, woodlike. The carbonation is medium and the taste is slightly alcoholic oak wood and earthy malt. Very faint hops in the middlepart but a definitly grassy herbal finish...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nephirem (222) - CROATIA - AUG 15, 2016
Pours dar copper body with medium sized, off-white creamy head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Smell is very pleasant and refreshing, malts, caramel, liquor, herbs. Full body, softly carbonated. Texture is smooth, thick and creamy. Beautifully balanced bittersweet taste with a touch of alcohol burn. Aroma of malts, caramel, toffee, liquor, herbs, honey, spices. Very herbal, very grassy. Long lasting finish, slightly dry and bitter. Overall, excellent brew. Simply delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Piw (816) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2016
500ml Flasche. Klar und dunkelbraun mit kleinet Schaumkrone. Intensive Holz- und Röstaromen. Dezent süss mit vollem Körper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamVimes21 (233) - - JUL 19, 2016
July 16 bottle at home, copper bronze with a white head a rich malty body with caramel, toffee, chocolate taste and a lovely smooth malty aftertaste very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2767) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 19, 2016
Jun ’16. A 0.5 l bottle. It poured a clear copper-brown body with a big head. Very fruity aroma, peach, dark&dried fruits, really ale-ish with a touch of caramel. Flavor was lightly biter, toasted, biscuit and bread with lightly sweetness coming also from toasted malt in the form of caramel and fruits. Thinner in body, but with pleasant and long caramel, toast and dry finish. Quite fine and tasty for a British "native" beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MasDen (86) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - JUL 15, 2016
Ruby color, not pronounced aroma. In the finish middle bitterness and alcohol. Carbonation is middle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (638) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
Comes in nice 500ml bottles from LCBO. Pours a slightly off white foamy head and has a reddish amber colour. Has some dirty lacing. very nice. Aromas of malts, vanilla, and light hops. Flavours of mild chocolate, spices, hints of caramel, and a slight alocohol tinge. Mild carbonation, creamy mouthfeel with a hint of cinnamon. Pretty smooth and fairly easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2352) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2016
Botella 50 cl de vivalabirra tomada en el momento en Belmonte 05..07..2016 (r515). Lote A5341 hasta 06..01..2017. Color marrón caoba oscuro con espuma beige. Aromas y sabores maltosos tostados con buenas dosis de caramelos tambien tostados y ligero amargo final. No está mal. Buena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndburns (150) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2016
500ml bottle from Asda. Pours clear ruby with minimal white head. Malty aroma, toffee, raisin. Taste is similar, malt dominated, sweet kick, little bitterness.

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