Brewed by Moor
Style: Old Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 253   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1494) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle generously shared at the RBWG grand tasting. Nose has earthy coffee and dark fruit notes. Flavor is primarily coffee with moderate ethanol hotness. Not a ton going on surprisingly, but solid nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1095) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Candied fruit, rum, chocolate, ginger, roasted malt, and oats. Black, no head. Taste is dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, ginger, nutmeg, dark rum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1327) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at home. Courtesy of ClubGonzo. Pours a cloudy deep brown to black colour with a medium, creamy, light brown head. Has nice roasted aroma with dried fruit, leather, chocolate truffles, sweet malt, sweet oat biscuit and some licorice. The flavour has more roasted malt, coffee beans and ash. Has a slick and rich mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A smooth and well-balanced old ale. Nice roasted tones as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10243) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is treacle, molasses, dates, figs and prunes, earthy and spicy hops with roast malt. Flavor is malt dominant with molasses, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Etruscan (554) - Tuscany, ITALY - FEB 4, 2014
Black colour. Beige creamy head. Aroma is malty, fruity (prunes, blackberry), peppery, roasty and dried fruits notes. Flavor is malty, fruity with raisins and chocolate tones, ending in a gently roasty, slightly fruity finish. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
aenima (278) - Askim, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2014
Very fruity aroma. Chocolate and fruity. A little sweet but not owerwelming. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7618) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Keg at CASC, Aberdeen. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is vinous, wood, plummy, fruit cake, fruity esters, toast, faint bubblegum. The taste is vinous, toasty, earth, plum, prune, jammy, treacle, varnish, grape skin and wood with a dry finish. Medium+ body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Slick, good depth and well-balanced. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3509) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Cask@ Gallows bird, Espoo. Black color, brown head. Roasted malty, nutty, licorice. Flavor has roastedness, licorice, plums. Long, roasted finish.

- beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7509) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland. Black colour with a tiny tan head. Roasted malt, sweetness, plums, liquorice and some dryness in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, sweetness and more sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4078) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Cask @ Gallows Bird Real Ale Festval 2014

Pours dark brown with a tiny head. Aroma of ripe fruits, dark chocolate, cocoa, spices and hints of licorice and anise. Taste is smooth, sweetish and spicy with notes of syrup, dark ripe fruits, cocoa and dark chocolate. Finish is smooth and sweetish with hints of sticky notes. Okay, quite balanced.

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