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Brewed by Moor
Style: Old Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


4.7
   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.

4.7
   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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (725) - - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - 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.

4.5
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
planky84 (2105) - , 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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3210) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (500) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Cask, GBBF 07, and oh what a cask beer... deep black .. light fruit sweet cherry fruit nose ... rich and complex sweet fruits little smokey lots of raisins and cherrys .mmm cask at the tap ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft mellow toffee and cherry malt nose ...dark chewy toffee malts ... soft roast ... mellow and rich ... lovely 4.2 keg at the bat ... dark brown ... thin lacing ... soft dark fruits... cherry roast ... dark malts ... soft fruits ... mellow malts ... heavy fruits nose... dark malts ... dark fruits ... juicy roast ... sweet mellow fruits ... plums and figs ... devine ... soft sweet roast ... wow wow wow 4.3


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