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Moor Fusion 2009

Formerly brewed at Moor
Style: Old Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
"The always superb Old Freddie Walker dark ale serves as the base for this cask matured ale. Matured in Royal Somerset Brandy Casks, this beer is an absolute dream. Full, malty and with biterness superbly balanced by deep caramel and spiced apple flavours. As with all the Moor beers, generous hopping creates a long, lingering finish. This is a must for the beer connoisseurs amongst you. It’s expensive for sure but excellence comes at a price and we feel that it’s worth every penny."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2010
0.66 l bottle at Pikkulintu. Sweet perfumed aroma with licorice and oak, deep rich aroma. Sweet flavor with chocolate, licorice, minerals (stone) and raisins. Warming palate. Exciting beer, hard to describe what is going on here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6498) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle in Johnny’s Off Licence bottleshop at RBESG Rome Day 2. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, apple, sweet malts. Flavour is same with a nice roasted bitter finish with some vanilla. Just a bit thin. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2010

Bottle 660ml.

Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100604]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2010
#27 Papsoe Blind tasting 21-08-2010. Small beige creamy head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Dark mahogany color. Aroma of chocolate, mild roasted malt, dried fruit. Hint of sweet coffee and light liquorish. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with light bitterness. Lingering roasted malt and liquorish finish. 7/3/7/4/16 = 3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle, home. Poured into Budvar stein glass. Nice opaque appearance. Good dark lacing. Nice lasting aroma of brandy, figgs and dump warehouses. Interesting combination. Taste is very smokey, roasted malts, brandy, lots of big boozey notes shine through, some figgs, some caramel, some tough bready texture, lots of sweet candi sugar balancing the beer. Good balanced and interesting. Very nice take on brandy aging. Moor, please do something with whiskey. I am not a brandy person and would like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2928) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
Tasting at the 18th Mondial de la bière, June 8, 2011. Dark brown, thin head. Fine aroma of malted barley, light smoke peas. Chocolaty barley taste, a little raw, aftertaste of sweet fruity cereal and licorice. Well malted and very tasty, fun to drink!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2010 Had this at Pre ZBF March 5th 2010, big thanks to Phil L for bringing this along. Pours dark brown with a light beige head. The aroma is a touch musty but there is very definately some apple and a little coffee, also bit woody and vanilla, its soft in the mouth, and the barrel ageing shows with some spirity flavour’s starting to make their presence felt. Bloody nice stuff. A7 A4 F7 P3 Ov14 3.5 Had this again Bottle from Beer Merchants and consumed 24.12.10 Pours black with a few stray bubbles I served it a little cold at first but it warmed up and was significantly better. Chocolate, liquorice, vanilla combine with a wonderful appley fruitiness. Slightly oily sheen and body also oily. Wonderful roasty bitterness sits across the roof of the mouth. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2010
Pre-ZBF ... thanks to phil L ... deep black ,,, thin tan lacing ... odd fruity wood ... roast malt nose ... soft fruits ... nice soft roast ... easy drinkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
Thanks to Phil_l for this at Pre ZBF 2010. Very dark brown, lasting tan head. Pretty good malts on this. Not a lot of the promised cider brandy, a little maybe. Good malts though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2010
(Bottle, 0.66 l, at Pikkulintu) Poured almost black with medium sized and light brown head. Aroma contained roastedness, apples and ash. Palate was full bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were roastedness, apples, chocolate, hops, mild sourness, fruitiness and bitterness. Aftertaste was bit ashy and mildly bitter.

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