Real Ale Morgul Ale
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Part of the Mysterium Verum program. Morgul Ale is out now. It is a porter (no coffee) that was aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels for over 7 months.

jimmie65's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Almost black pour w/ a large reddish head. Aroma of bourbon, dark fruit and licorice. Semi-sweet, very strong bourbon flavor with hints of fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3891) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Tap at Zios. Pours very dark brown color edging on black. Light ring of head. Aroma is quite woody and bourbon. Dark malts and fresh oak shavings. Flavor is woody, bourbon, vanilla, sweet notes and more. This is nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crispy34 (425) - Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft. Aroma is bourbon... And more bourbon. Appearance is black with little head. Taste starts off towards dark fruit then turns to straight bourbon. Palate is vanilla, cause of all the bourbon. Overall, this is a weak bourbon. That is about it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
On tap at the Moth. Pours with a black hued body and tan head. Aromas of whiskey, Jack Daniels-esque (as opposed to a richer bourbon character), currants, plums, dark fruits, wood. A bit of sharp tannin, cola. Flavors are a touch watery and thin. Big bourbon, roasted, nutty, walnuts and cola with a dark fruit/stewed prune character. Medium carbonation, somewhat low in body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Tap at the Meddlesome Moth, courtesy of bman1113vr. Dark ruby pour. Nose is vanilla, oak, bourbon, fantastic nose, very complex.... leather, coffee, earth. Flavor is tannic, oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel. Tons of bourbon barrel on this, really solid! The mouthfeel is a bit disappointing, as it’s a bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2013
Black cloudy plum. Rick dark fruit aroma with quite a bit of alcohol in the nose as well amd a fair amount of oaky vanilla. The head forms a small, sirty-white ring. Taste is rich ripe dark fruit, some apple peel, some cocoa, and a sligjt bitterness. Mouthfeel is cool and medium- light. Gets better with time, but a little on the sweet side.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
jthg (84) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Cost me ten dollars. This is not a porter. It is soured like vinegar. Not good. Really not good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1104) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Not a bad offering. Bourbon is the first smell followed by some roasted malts. Very dark color with no head. Palate was a little watery and oily. Not as heavy as I would have preferred. No carbonation as can be typical with whiskey infused beers. This offset the friend I was drinking with. Flavors were more complex with bourbon, roasted malts (almost coffee-like), some chocolate but as an afterthought. It still retained characteristics of a porter. Alcohol was definitely present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8895) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Sample at Hay Merchant in Houston. The beer is a very dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, oak and vanilla. Medium to full body with flavors of oaky bourbon, chocolate malt and vanilla. The finish is roasty with a charred malt and bourbon aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
It has a really dark brown color, but looks thin (but heavy at the same time) with a very light brown head. The aroma is of very strong chocolate and nutmeg, maybe anise, with hints of biscuit malt. It has a really nice, interesting nose, but smooth at the same time - and light. You can feel the bourbon and wood in the finish, with a little of that alcohol and wood in the aroma as well. The flavor is of very strong bourbon - it’s light, though. Unlike most porters that are aged in such barrels, this is actually very easy. It’s still dark, though, and full of flavor, counter-balancing those insane bourbon notes. You can really feel it in your throat once it passes your tongue, and the bourbon flavor even makes your taste buds curl up a little. It has a really smooth palate, but is almost a little lacking, though - still, nice.

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