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Moor Fusion 2010

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Formerly brewed at Moor
Style: Old Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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We were so pleased with the 2009 Vintage that we had the insanity to do it all again! As before, barrels were difficult to come by, but Julian took good care of us in the end. The two barrels used for the 2010 Vintage started life as red wine barrels. They were then en-route to a Calvados maker when they were intercepted (the story gets a bit fuzzy, and we know better than to ask questions we don’t want to know that answer to). The barrels were even branded with a Calvados marking but never actually saw any. Instead, they were used for several generations of Somerset Cider Brandy. They were emptied literally hours before we filled them. As we prepped the barrels for filling, the aromas of apple, spice, fire, and oak were very intense. We matured this vintage slightly longer than 2009, then blended, krausened, and bottled it much as before. We are very much looking forward to enjoying it by a warm fire again this winter.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2011
660ml bottle at home on 19 June 2011. Dark brown, nearly black in colour. Good, lively condition. Appealing woody, slightly vinous aroma. The barrel character - more red wine than brandy if anything - is evident but not, as can sometimes be the case, overwhelming. Quite rich, stout-like palate. Chocolate and coffee underlain by raisiny, slightly boozy fruit. Just a hint of lactic sourness. Beautifully balanced and excellent drinking.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fjw1972 (12) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2011
Quite frankly one of the best dark ales I’ve ever tried. The depth of flavour is simply stunning and although complex is not crowded on the palate. Roasted malt gives way to liquorice and christmas fruits and finally the rich apply taste of the cider brandy. Delicious!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11217) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2011
Near black with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice and dried fruit. Sweet fruity flavour with licoice and caramel notes

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011

Bottle 660ml.

Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, coffee, dark malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, dark malt, chocolate malt, fruity, light apple, wood notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110619]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10152) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
A deep dark ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, sweet licorice, chocolate, lightly peaty notes. In mouth, a smooth old ale with chocolate, fruity esters, vanilla, quite nice. Bottle at Mondial 2011, June 9, 2011.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with a small light brown foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of black chocolate and caramelized marshmallow is quite unique and interesting. Taste is malt heavy with notes of lightly caramelized marshmallow with some black chocolate and some roasted malt. Body is about average with a light creamy texture with some good carbonation. Interesting beer that doesn’t really fit into one style in particular.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3022) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2011
Sample, Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 8 2011; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, woody; mouth: roasted malt, dark chocolate, chocolate milk, finale in roasted malt with presence of chocolate, medium-full body, not much carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly liqueur-like texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, Mondial de la bière, savourée le 8 juin 2011; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, chocolat noir, lait au chocolat, boisé; bouche : malt torréfié, chocolat noir, lait au chocolat, finale en malt torréfié avec présence de chocolat, corps moyen-corsé, peu carbonatée, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement liquoreuse; en résumé : bien

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
bottle at papsoe tasting. dark brown, small white head. aroma is mild sweet roasted, malts, like a barley wine, flavor is roasted malts, caramel, dark caramelly notes, nutty bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13554) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black (red glow) - white head. Roasted, coffee, smokey, chocolate, berries, ashes, dried fruits, light licorice, prunes, light vanilla. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20620) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Bottled. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, mild alcohol, some coffee as well as mild notes of chocolate and slight sour wooden notes. Flavour is sweet fruity and malty with some roasted notes as well as mild liquorice and some slight alcohol.


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