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

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RATINGS: 452   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wabeerman (24) - Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Was thrilled to see this beer at Grinders (Shoreline, WA) - paired wonderfully with their Meatball/Sausage Sandwich. Wonderful rich malty tones, but not heavy.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OntBeerDrinker (471) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
2 finger head ruby red mild/medium carbination. Smell is chocolate/toffee & hops. Taste is hobgobline but a lot stronger with the chocolate & toffee,a stronger sourness and you can tell its a BIT heavier. So a stronger & better version of Hobgobline cheer’s!~ Really good. Starts off almost like a porter or stout! :)

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
anfractuosity (172) - - MAR 20, 2013
Very nice beer, like a stronger version of hobgoblin. Nice darkish ambery colour.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (4909) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2014
500ml glass-bottle, BB 31 May 14, 3134 12:51
Thanks to Seanyfo for this beer! copper in the glass, nose of dark fruit and caramel. The beer starts intense, caramel, roasted and slightly sweet. A bitter taste comes to the beer in the mainpart, nicely harmonising, brown sugar, caramel, molasses. The aftertaste gets more bitter, only slightly sweet now, warming alcohol, very nice balanced roasted, not too sweet.
--> a great brew! I like it! --> 13/10/12/12

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratballs (4) - - APR 12, 2015 does not count
Bottle from asda. Pint glass. Much thicker feel that hobgoblin and indeed most of this breweries beers. Caramel, citrus, spruce. Deep red amber beer. Very good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
princepurple (22) - wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Brewed only on a Full Moon, a vintage version of an all time great. I literally found this a slightly better, stronger crack of the whip. It’s biggest difference from the non kingly version, this addition has a powerful Aroma, it hits the nose from across the room, and pack’s a Toasty, Roasted Cocoa, oddly Banana toffee like Aroma, though a little overpowering in that it melts your nasal passages. It pours a deep darkest of dark ruby glimmering Ale, a little hazy with a Liberal medium brown, frothy head. In the mouth it literally feels just like Hobgoblin, Stout like, Heavy and strong, of great fortitude. I find it’s taste simply a stronger more punchy version of regular Hob, Toasty, dominating chocolate, vanilla, and high Coffee profile. It’s Finish is much longer and provides a smooth, but warming bitter-sweet taste, an amazing Brew and a Bold step.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (1972) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2010
0.5L bottle, long medium thick stable head with some lacing, classic copper colour, malty aroma with a strong spiciness ,some vanila and a herbal hint, flavour of bread and grapefruit with a strong dominating chocolate like bitterness and complimenting sweetness. medium bitter sour aftertaste, quite big bodied for the style. a little too sweet but still a very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eyes_wide_shut (107) - Haifa, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2011
At a tasting within "Icon Festival 2010" at the "beer from the myths" site in "Porter & Sons" restaurant, 0.5L bottle, pours dark reddish with a off-white head that dissipates quickly, slightly carbonated, sweet, alcoholic and caramel aroma, citrus taste, dry, flowing, initial taste is sweetish, bitter aftertaste, medium body, and overall a superb beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorgosh (284) - - JAN 20, 2012
I don´t think Wychwood ever have failed in their brewery. The look of the bottle gets eleven points out of ten.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swaroga (1632) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2012
50cl bottle. Pours a dark red/brown liquid with almost no head. Nose : caramel and dough, some flower and nuts aromas. Raisins. Sip : Low to medium density with oily and a bit creamy texture. Carbonation is delicate. Sweet and quite fruity with a rich bitter hop ending. Tastes like US hops. Roasted malts adds well to the bitter aftertaste. Nice. Extra points for the full moon abracadabra ;}


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