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Moor Fusion 2009

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Formerly brewed at Moor
Style: Old Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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."


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (4947) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4154) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (668) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2475) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7364) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14195) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13599) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4549) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2010
Bottled. The aroma has caramel, banana candies (bananenschuimpjes) and some apple/alcohol. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is sweet, has some coffee, roast, banana candies. Creamy body. Bit boozy. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
2010-08-21, 7-4-7-3-15=36
Dark brown color, almost black. Aroma of chocolate, paper, ash, alcohol, caramel; initially unexciting, then getting better. Good chocolate flavor, with pleasant residual sweetness; light ashy, coffee trace; reasonable hopping, for an English beer; the final has some alcohol too. Very pleasant.

2010-06-04. RBESG 2010, bottle at Johnny’s Off License, Rome, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Black color; creamy head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, cheese rind, coffee, all mild. Good body strength, chocolate flavor, with light roasted malt, enough residual sweetness, salty liquorice, and an English touch that makes it more interesting. Warming alcohol. Good.


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