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

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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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.


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3.3
   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdolfoCC (97) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - MAY 2, 2016
APARIENCIA: de color marrón con destellos cobrizos y rojizos a contraluz; corona de espuma de buena retención, color marfil, burbuja compacta con algunas abiertas. AROMA: maltas tostadas, azúcares quemados, caramelo, ligera nota de ahumados, discretos frutos oscuros. SABOR: maltas tostadas, notas de caramelo es lo que predomina, además de notas ligeramente ahumadas, por ahí algunas notas a madera; en el retrogusto queda un amargor seco, no astringente. SENSACIÓN: Cuerpo medio, baja carbonatación. RESUMEN: Excelente cerveza de acuerdo al estilo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
artyom (873) - Osijek, CROATIA - APR 30, 2016
0.5l bottle. Ruby color with white head. Aroma is fruity, caramel and earthy. Taste is medium bitter with some sweetness. Overall it’s nice beer with nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear brown colored brew with an smoothly sweet bitter taste start but will end dry, hints of caramel, dried fruits and some apples.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11842) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 21, 2016
Bottle, bought@LIVA, Kolding. Pours clear deep chestnut with a medium, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has nice sweet malts, caramel, floral hops, light apple. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, caramel, a bit of licorice, herbal and floral hops. A bit too sweet for its own good, but nicely warming in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bosta (200) - SLOVENIA - APR 18, 2016
0,5l bottle. Pours clear amber color with big, biege head. Aroma of dry fruit, plums, caramel and dark malt. Sweet-bitter taste of candid fruite and hops. Full body, bitter and dry aftertaste.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
I_LUV_BEER (57) - - APR 17, 2016
Served in a snifter from a bottle. Clear dark amber colour with medium head. Aroma of caramel, dark malts, dry fruits, butterscotch and bread. Taste is nicely balanced, bitter-sweet, with malty, caramel and nutty notes. Alcohol is virtually unnoticeable. Long, pleasant, slightly dry finish. Great stuff!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dzhigga (343) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle. Clear tea-like color with medium head. Aroma of caramel, dry fruits, dark malt. Taste is nicely balanced, bittersweet, nutsy notes. Alcohol well hidden. Finish is rather long, dry. Good one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (2566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle from Asda. Pours clear amber. Nose is red fruits, resin, sweet caramel. Tastes caramel, bitter resin, light booze, biscuit. Ok but a bit too strong for what it is.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
S_Lovecraft (11) - - FEB 20, 2016
Clean mahogany appearance with a minimal head, caramel and malt, Long and bitter finish. Really appreciated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
L_Lovecraft (93) - - FEB 20, 2016
Fruity, caramel, mahogany with minimal and not persistant white head, taste of caramel, medium carbonation, medium body....good strong ale.


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