Exmoor Dark
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Brewed by Exmoor
Style: Bitter
Wiveliscombe, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask: Special - JDW Autumn Fest 2010.
Ingredients: Malt; Bramling Cross, Fuggles, Goldings and Willamette hops
This beer, last brewed in 1990, is making its return especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. It is a well-balanced dark beer with an enticing, spicy aroma and malty, slightly sweet, biscuity flavour, leading to a fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (772) - - JAN 7, 2016
Sampled on draught at the John Baird in Muswell Hill. Dark chestnut brown in colour with a thick, creamy tan head. Subdued aroma, but a good flavour of biscuity malts and milk chocolate in the mouth. Pleasant roast malt flavours, but only mildly so. The finish is fruity with a taste of apples and a slightly dry hop flavour. This is like a very mild version of an Old Ale. Don't look for a very full mouthfeel - the 4.2%ABV is too low for that - because if you do, it will seem watery. It is really a easy drinking mild, but with much more flavour than normal. Highly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Cask at Greyhound, Penkhull. Pours dark nut brown with a light tan head. Nutty, some biscuit, bit of caramel, more nut. More like a mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (8766) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Cask during a Wetherspoon Beer Festival in 2010. No notes as pre-Ratebeer for me but rating transferred from the Facebook Beerseek app.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (14074) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2013
Gravicask (CWAF2013, Fri)
Some choco aroma initially, but there’s a wateriness about that too - a bit muddy. Looked a nice rich brown, with a nice spongy head. In the mouth, there’s some roast, but also more water, and a bit of apples. Finish leaves you with minerals. Could be Bramling Cross, I guess...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vladivostok (452) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Where did this site get ’Bitter’ from? Much too dark and malty for that. In colour, think Munich Dunkel or closer to home, Wychwood Hobgoblin but rather more roast malts evident in the profile. Medium body and texture. In fact, a very typical example of an English ’Old’ or ’Stock’ Ale and well worth sampling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13386) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2011
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark muddy amber with very slight beige head. Sweet maltiness prevails over everything else in this beer, some fruitiness pehaps and a light fungal quality. Pretty average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2010
Cask Conditioned handpump Saracens Head Daventry. A dark, and slightly murky mahogany colourerd beer with an off-white head and lacing. A lightly roasty aroma with sweet malts throughout. A pleasant fruity mild which is easy enough to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2010
Cask at Pilgrims Progress (JDW), Bedford, after the end of ’Spoons Beer Festival ’10. Dark brown with a thick off white head (I suspect a sparkler, but didn’t notice). Sweet muesli and milk chocolate aroma. Sweet mild taste. A little fruitiness. Rather a dull papery finish, but I quite liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
From cask at Standing Order. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt. Breadish and slight liqourice. Dark roasted malty and breadish dry malty. Mild acidic. Bitter and roasted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2010
JDW Autumn Fest 2010 - Rochester. A fruitcake beer with some soft ginger spice and soft brown sugar. A very enjoyable brew, leading to a slightly dry, twiggy finish which doesn’t sit well with the warmer, sweeter notes of the main show.

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