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

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RATINGS: 519   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.


dfearnley's rating

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (1664) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JAN 21, 2013
King Goblin 500mL, unfortunately out of the bottle. Skunk, straw, English hops. Sweet with a bitter alcoholy finish. Medium bodied, silky and creamy. On occasion, I love me a nice hobgoblin, but this just doesn't seem to be worth the effort and elevated price. Solid, but not spectacular.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamVimes21 (209) - - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2663) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MasDen (18) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - JUL 15, 2016
Ruby color, not pronounced aroma. In the finish middle bitterness and alcohol. Carbonation is middle.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (573) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2274) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndburns (121) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (1990) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2016
Botella. @La Taberna de Hank, Luanco 12/06/2016. BBD:06/01/2017 Color ambar, sabar malta, caramelo, cuerpo medio.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle. Pour is dark amber with a frothy head, aroma is sweet, malty, toffee. Taste is sweet, toffee, bitter, malty. Enjoyable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (763) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a clear red-amber with a large, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, dried fruit and a hint of spice. Sweet flavour of toasted malt, caramel, dried fruit and light spice with a dry, mildly bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (749) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Appearance- clear and amber, just about no head. Aroma- dark malt, dark fruit, hop undertones. Taste- sugary dark fruit, caramel malt, honey hints, malty, malt loaf, hint of sweet chocolate, treacle. Good stuff.


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