Brewed by Moor
Style: Old Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled at 7.4%.
One for the connoisseur! A rich dark, full - bodied old ale like liquid Christmas Pudding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TomSpears (65) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2005
Cask developed through to perfection at Kett’s Tavern by mine host of the arcane arts. Truly a most divine old ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
somersetelvis (11) - Weston super Mare, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
A fantastic beer that takes you back in time! Full of flavour. Rich fruit and chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (1151) - - SEP 1, 2012
Cask. Dark brown, beige head. Nose is plums, brown sugar, chocolate, anise. Taste is plums, brown sugar, chocolate pudding, plum Starburst. Great mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (4533) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A rich black ale with a light brown head that rapidly disappears. It has a strong liquorice and blackcurrant flavour, sherry-like overtones and a mildly smoky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crunchie (36) - Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 Matured for 6 months in cask (these Moor beers mature at a steady rate but still retain an incredible freshness about them), this is a beaut. Very dark, close to black with a head the colour of the crema of a well made espresso. Roast and smoky aroma with some cherry and prune fruit alongside some earthy hops and if you really look for it a citrus note (found after 3 pints, but found again when sober!). Good mouthfeel and carbonation with a creamy but full body. Obvious flavours of coffee and chocolate are in abundance with vine fruit, liqourice, smoke and generous bitterness. Lasting smokey, fruit, liqourice, bitter finish. A rich well matured fruitcake of a beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
planky84 (2876) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours black with a nice tan head which dissipates within a minute of pouring. Lovely aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, caramel. Flavours of dark chocolate, brown sugar, licorice, roasted malts. Finishes nice and malty with a slight bitterness. Leaves a pleasant warming feeling in the throat.Cracking effort!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gary (1889) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2016 660ml. (In a Chimay goblet ) .(r8 after several samples) This stuff is fantastic ! Its deep in its complexity and charm .Motor oil appearance in the Chimay goblet ! Drinking this there’s a kingdom of dark fruits bathing in booze (raisin , prune) christmas cake , burnt smoky nuance , oil , tar , burnt sweet sugars , tangy dryness . Fucken A !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2004
Bright bottled at Reading Beer Festival. When I tasted this at the festival on Friday it made a deep impression on me, and I can easily see why it won Supreme Champion at the CAMRA Winter Beers Festival. My notes: "Dark, very tangy, sweet, delicious. Wow! Score 4.0 " Sampling it again now I can only echo my thoughts at the time. Each mouthfull seems to bring forward new dark flavours - chocolate, coffee, tobacco. Though dark and warm and gently tangy, nothing is overdone - there is a balanced about everything, and a long slow ride into the lingering, oh so lingering, finish. Red fruits come through - hard to pin down exactly, but with just enough fruit to balance the dark tobacco and peppery spice. An absolute sensation! My beer of the month!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4030) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Butelka 0,66 l. Stare Ale o pelnym smaku, tresciwe, swiateczne belgijskie ale mi sie tu nasuwa bo smak bardzo podobny. Troche lukrecji, przypraw, i pieczonych jablek. Wyraznie slodkawe ale o wytrawnym i lekko palonym finiszu zarazem. Kolor czarny gesty wiec nieprzezroczysty, Piana niewielka w zasadzie maciupenka brazowawa. Wyraznie uderza do glowy to piwo w starym angielskim stylu.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (1715) - Katowice, POLAND - MAR 31, 2014
w zapachu jest owocowo (śliwki węgierki, wiśnie), czuć lekką alkoholowość, lekki karmel, lekkie drewno (nuta starzonego piwa), ale profil wydaje się zaskakująco czysty i tą prostotą urzeka. W smaku za to dzieje się więcej, jako pierwsza uderza paloność, czuć likierowość, choć alkohol jest dobrze ukryty, wychodzi dopiero na finiszu lekko i przyjemnie rozgrzewając przełyk, sporo karmelu, ciemnych owoców i delikatny drewniany posmak na finiszu. Świetna pijalność mimo niemałego woltażu. Doskonałe!

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