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Brewed by Moor
Style: Black IPA
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Style: Black Ale Draught ABV: 4.5% Illusion is our latest creation, which is inspired by the awesome new beer style created in the States known as Imperial Black Ale. We really admire the profile of this new style but wanted a session strength version. We brewed ours at 4.5% instead of the typical 8%+, but wanted to retain the unique flavour profile. We sourced the special malt required from Germany and the hops from America to create a beer of stunning depth and complexity. The beer is black in appearance but lacks the acrid flavours associated with all other dark beers. This is achieved through use of the special German malt. The hop aromas and flavours are very intense, which we achieve through a major dose of dry-hopping in the cask. The result is a beer that wraps all the wonderful hop profiles of a pale ale inside a silky black exterior. It is truly an Illusion that deceives your eyes and dazzles your taste buds. Due to the rare nature of these special ingredients it is a limited release beer, but we are looking at making it more regularly available if possible.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6094) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Draught @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, rich hops, grassy, citrus, light pine. Flavor is malty, chocolate, coffee, roact, grassy, citrus, pine. Thin to medium body, average carbonation, light bitter finish. Abit thin bodied, but deliveres alot of flavor for the rather low ABV. Really nice. 191014

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
Draught at Taphouse. Black colored with a medium sized beige head. Fruity and roasted aroma of hops, pine needles and grass. Fruity and roasted flavor of hops and chocolate with notes of grass. Hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, citrus fruits, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and citrusy fruits, leading to a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1466) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Cask. Gravity dispense. Sheffield Brewfest. 5th October. Dark brown. Tan head. Blackcurrant. Soft pithiness. Taste has a demerara sweetness. Finishes dry, and fairly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (294) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
660 ml bottle. (ABV: 4.7%) Pours an opaque, dark brown with a huge, frothy, long lasting, tan head that laces. Citrus hop aroma with some pine and roasted malt. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, grapefruit and pine with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3601) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Pours clear dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of light coffee, cheesy hops. Taste is more resin, very light on the roast, which I like in a BIPA. Finishes with a bit too much hop funk. OK..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buongiorgio00 (779) - - SEP 22, 2014
Una black ipa eccezionale marchio Moor con un ottimo equilibrio tra caffé e amaro, buona luppolatura intensa e gusto prolungato. Wow!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (1085) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Draught. Pitch black beer with thin creamy tan head. Intense aroma mixes fresh piney and floral hops with heavily roasted, almost smoky and salty licoricy malts and a hint of dried fruits (dates). Malty flavor for light ale like this, some dark caramel, biscuits and mellow tarry/ashy roast in the finish. Slight, dark fruitiness the yeast. Bitterness is piney with lingering resinous bite. Very well balanced. Light to medium body, frothy texture. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 13, 2014
Bomber (4,7% ABV). A hazy dark brown to black beer, with a large, frothy, fully lasting, light brown head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit, lemon), with a note of exotic fruits. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, average carbonation, very long finish with moderate to heavy bitterness. A damn tasty and drinkable black IPA. Intensely hoppy and roast, it gains after each sip and as it warms. Moor confirms its high quality standards.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1214) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
660ml bottle. Black-brown colour, beige foamy head leaving lots of lacing and citrusy, hoppy aroma. Taste is roast malt, coffee, with some grapefruity citrus earthy bitterness. Tangy mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasted & hoppy bitter finish. Very drinkable.


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