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


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RATINGS: 557   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15407) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle, 6.6%. Fruity, malty and nutty aroma. Almost clear dark amber colour. Big stable off-white head. The flavour is very malty and quite fruity. Some dried fruits and nuts in the finish. Mild alcohol burn.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrold (4846) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle. Sainsbollocks. Clear, dark copper colour. Film and ring of off white head. Nose has buttery malts. Some vine fruit. Taste is mostly sweet with some harsh, leafy bitterness. Thin body. Unpleasantly acrid, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (8095) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2016
Bottle. It pours mostly clear deep amber with a creamy off white head. Quite toasted malty with ripe fruity notes. Underlying hoppy notes. The flavor is deep malty with light caramel and ripe berries. Long toasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itstasty (79) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle. Mahogany brown, medium body. Head holds for a couple of minutes before dissolving. Sweet, malty and fruity. Lasting flavours in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karstenborg (890) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2016
Clear red-amber with a big off-white head. Aroma is caramel, malt and bread. Taste is raisin, malt and hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2237) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle from the brewer’s own stand at the Good Food Show at Birmingham NEC. Deep amber. Big malt flavours with lots of straw and toffee. Very English in flavour, and none the worse for it. The booze is well-hidden, unlike when I had it on cask. This is surprisingly good actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NosirIwont (2443) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle. 6.6%. Best before 01.08.17. Pours a slightly unclear, dark golden/amber, with a fluffy, light tan head. Good lacing. Fruity aroma; apple. Light malt in the background, slightly roasted. Light dusty, fledgling hints of cardboard notes as it warms. Flavour is sweet apple, again with light malt in the background, but this time more molasses-y. A bit candy-like. Bitter hop finish, grainy and with a light alcohol bite. More apple, and a spicy hint. Lingering metallic note as it warms. Overall so-so; not really bad, but very apple-y, too much actually, and a bit unbalanced. 23.11.16.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (1362) - Pula, CROATIA, - NOV 21, 2016
Clean deep amber color, beige head. Fruity and caramely aroma, very malty. Taste of caramel malt, ripe fruits, definitely on the sweet side with dry finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Good, somewhat boring, stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Echon (477) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2016
Pretty dark red. Caramel malt, light spice and fruity esters. Sweetish taste with a dry and solidly bitter finish. Medium body. Overall, a good strong ale. Not complex or outstanding, but tasty, balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (1307) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2016
Copenhagen 6/11 2016. 50 cl bottle from Fakta. Goblin looking sneaky on the label together with declarations that ths is "an extraordinary Beer of Exceptional Quality". Impressive. Pours clear red amber with off-white head. Moderate lacing. Settles as thin transparent layer of foam. Aroma is sweet. Caramel, fermented sweet fruit like plum and toffee. Soft carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor is sweet and caramel-like. Only very light bitterness. If you like your candy with a bit of alcohol this will be your thing.

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