Brewed by Moor
Style: Old Ale
Langport, England


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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled at 7.4%.
One for the connoisseur! A rich dark, full - bodied old ale like liquid Christmas Pudding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2292) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 Cask/gravity at Battersea BF 2011. Pours black edged with brown and a fine clingy beige crema, nose has treacle, demerara, alcohol, a little coffee and a hint of oak, then a big chewy body with a syrupy character perfectly balanced by a dry hoppiness and the alcoholic bite. Dry-roast after taste with more treacle notes. More like a strong Burton than a porter, but excellent either way. Re-rated at the Magpie, this time there’s also a little red fruit noticeable on the nose, plus a hint of fruity tartness on the tongue and a touch of spice in the dry-sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (1924) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and malt. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit. A lovely rich, warming porter that I always have when I see it on cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4029) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
Shared bottle (marked 7,5%) thx to tkrjukoff, cons 2011-02-04 Billdal AR: souriness, chocloate AP: dark brown body, brown beige head F: sourness, chocolate, medium + bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
Pours black with a rich brown head leaving some lace. Aroma is sweet malty, fruity, dark fruits and hoppy. Sourish fruity mouthfeel. Fruity, tary, malty and sourish flavor. Fruity palate. Finishes shortlived dry tart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
66 cl bottle thanks to tkrjukoff! On February 4, 2011
Marked 7.5% ABV
Very dark brown to black color, dark brown head. Sweet, licorice, malty, fruity, alcohol scent. Salty, grainy, licorice taste. Salty aftertaste, then comes a hoppy and grainy aftertaste as well after a while. Sort of thin mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 (Bottle) Pours near black with pale brown head. The aroma is roasted, fruity and light spicy with a touch of Swedish julmust. Blackberries and salty, light sweet liquorice. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic. Dark chocolate, cocoa, mild coffee, spices, fruits and light julmust. The mouthfeel is round and light oily with a tiny tart finish. Light carbonation. Roast and a touch of hops on the finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lionel09 (8) - BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2011 does not count
Black with no head. Roast aroma, licorice and rubber. Sweet flavour with an artificial caramel candy note. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark brown colour, medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice and dark fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, fruits, nutty. Fairly bitter finish. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bobulike (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011 does not count
Very tasty beer, hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Rich and full bodied, light fizz, tan head

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
660 ml bottle. Dark brown with a fluffy tan cap. Nose is vanilla, dates, rum raisin and mild coffee. Milky medium body with a faint tang but mostly flat. Unlike the rich and malty aroma, the taste is oddly devoid of sweetness. Baker’s chocolate, ash and grass. Finishes earthy with raw potato and licorice. Has a rustic appeal but overall kind of gritty.

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