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Moor Fusion 2012

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Formerly brewed at Moor
Style: Old Ale
Langport, England

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This is the fusion of young and old, grain and fruit, tradition and innovation. We skillfully blended this vintage from our Old Ale matured in barrels previously used to age Somerset Cider Brandy. The result is stunning - a drink of huge depth and complexity.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle, 66cl. A dark brown beer, looking unclear, and topped by a small, dark beige head. The aroma has roasted malts, salty licorice, some coffee grit and burnt down bonfire, hints of dried fruits and a little berryish sourness. Oak notes and a faint touch of booze. Itís a tad thin on the body, still far from watery, with a soft carbonation level. The flavor has more oak than the aroma, with roasted malts, berries, dark chocolate, brandy, hints of vinegar-ish cider and raisins. Lasting roasted and vinous, almost boozy finish. Berries, dark chocolate and bonfire chimes in. Sure a complex one, lots of fine flavors and aromas. Probably the first time I taste a beer aged in cider brandy barrels. I like it. More and more as it warms up and I drink it. 140620

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle 660ml @ Room, Trondheim Vandrerhjem
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, hint of dried fruits, oak and berries. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and light sour with a long warm, woody, fruity and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is almost flat..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (494) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2014
Color negro con reflejos rubŪ y leve espuma beige que practicamente no aparece. Aroma de frutas confitadas, licor, brandy, tostados. Cuerpo denso-medio, sabor dulce licoroso y afrutado, que pasa a madera en un final moderadamente seco. Excelente.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2014
0.6l bottle. Not even a hint of a swoosh when popping the cap on this one, and the head is a good as - or more precise totally absent. Iím going on a limb here and assuming that this will be one within the soft-carbonation category... Only a few scattered translucent bubbles on top of a deep dark licorice brown/black body. I smell lots of wood, sweet herbs, a little bit of licorice, dark fruits and some smoky hints in the back. A bit mild and definitely gentle, not bad though. Hmm.. This does not taste all that good to be honest. As good as dead flat on the bubbles as expected and it feels light oily in the mouth. Really woody and dusty in the taste. Old licorice, a good amount of sharp booze, some strange unbalanced smoky/rope thing and itís drying out my mouth in a unnatural way. Thereís no way I can finish this. A huge let down. *edit* Well, I did finish it, but it did not get any better.. Not much anyways. 27.11.2013

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14282) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
11th May 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, short tan head. Palate is semi dry and very lightly crisp. Mild smooth dark malts. Touch of unsweet dark chocolate. This year the apple brandy infusion is flavoursome and yet mellow. It tastes of, well duh, little light apple and mellow winey brandy. Light finish. Nicely joined up and pretty drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1150) - BodÝ, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a black colour with a small. light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, soy sauce, oak, dark chocolate, dried fruit, licorice and dark berries. The flavour has even more roastedness along with coffee, ash, cough syrup and fruity tones in the background. Has a silky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A nice roasted and fruity old ale. Really complex and tasteful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1264) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
660ml bottle @ the 5th Shrewsbury Bottle Share May 14, courtesy of Simon. Brilliantly complex, ever evolving beer this was the beer of the night for me. Earthy spice, warming malts and an apple brandy influence that permeates the aroma alongside dusty cocoa and gives subtle nudges throughout. Definitely reminded me of tíIjís Struis in terms of a depth of dark flavours and smooth mouthfeel. Very nice beer indeed, may have to purchase another bottle to enjoy properly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
660ml Bottle shared between four during the 2014 May Shrewsbury Beer Exchange, cheers Simon for bringing this. Lovely dark brew with a deep beige head. Loads of coffee and chocolate in the aroma and taste with a toffee apple undertone from the barrels itís been aged in. Smooth, almost oily in texture with so much going on in the mouth that it was difficult to comprehend and identify all the flavours as they came so thick and fast. The sort of brew that needs you to be sat with your feet up in front of an open fire and plenty of time on your hands to fully appreciate it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16225) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty chocolate and dark fruit aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty chocolate and dark fruit finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10107) - SÝborg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Bottled.Almost pitch black coloured. dense light brown head. Aroma. Smooth tar, chocolate, herbs, sweetness, liqourice. Flavour. toast, tar, liqourice, sweetness, oak, herbs, Medium to full bodied. Ends Roasted bitter.


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