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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.


4.7
   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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle.Black with a small head,aroma of molasses malt spices dark choc,taste of molasses,vanilla,wood,cherry,apple,almond,dark choc,malt and alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
floydian1 (959) - FNQ, Australia, - JUN 2, 2011
660ml bottle. Pours almost matt black with a decent beige head. Aroma and taste is burnt coffee, molasses, cherries, red wine, plums, nuts, wood and dark chocolate. Nice bitter finish. Rich and malty. Nicely integrated flavours. Smooth oily texture with a full body and lowish carbonation. ABV well hidden. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Black, very little head. Smells of mocha, raisin and cooked apples, with nice oakiness. Really woody, dry flavours, like black filter coffee, and nice apple core things going on. Pleasingly thick and viscous. Love this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (4022) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a brownish-black body with a medium beige head. Aroma is deep burnt sugars, raisins, licorice, wood, apple peel, hints of leather and caramel. Lovely apple/calvados BA touch. Taste is sweet caramel and wood up front, then some nearly cider-ish apple tones, licorice and subtle toffee/brown sugar-like hints. Some faintly tart aftertaste notes of yeast and nuts. Full body, medium carbonation. Original and very, very tasty. In fact, it’s pretty damn impressive. Another winner from Moor, which is rapidly coming up as my favorite British brewery.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Pours very black. Small, creamy head. Aroma chocolate and coffee.Fine deep roasty fruity and chocolate taste

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13392) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chriso (7365) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2011
Almost black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Smooth, soft and oily. 031211

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle at home. Thick black pour, tiny brown head fades to nothing. Intense nose of oak, dark chocolate, liquorice, raisins, some brandy booze. Palate is dry and woody, with an appealing note of tannic apples, some oaky vanilla, and a drying, warm woody finish. Alcohol is pretty well-hidden, a really complex beer!


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