Brewed by Moor
Style: Old Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1581) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 4, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Dark brown colour with tan-grey head. Roasted, caramel, chocolate aroma. Chocolate, roasted taste, with dark fruits. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (9768) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (866) - Genova, ITALY - MAR 14, 2014
Spina @ irish pub quinto. Nera con schiuma non troppo persistente. Dolce con note di frutta matura e caramello, finale che tende all'amaro. Complessa e di difficile beva ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2014
660ml bottle. Pitch black color. Tiny to almost no head. Earthy, raisins, plums in aroma. Roast, malty, grapefruit in taste. Everything is so balanced and mellow. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2007
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2007, London. Medium to dark black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, mild coffee, light hoppy, alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finsih feel is light alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (11501) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2008
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, RealAle05)
Barley-wine-like sweet aroma. Sweet and fruity in the taste too, and undeniably quite strong. We blew hot and cold during this one. At itís best it was fantastic (3.6+), but it was a bit over-powering, and we lost the details after a while. Should rerate.
Rerate: 660ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn) (6:4:7:4:15=3.6)
Nearly black, small brief head. Lovely rich roast. Finish beautifully roasty, lovely coffee tones. Smooth palate, carbonation pleasant. The finish is the big win. Lovely well balanced beer, no sign of any alcohol. Great one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Cask at Battersea Beer Festival, 11th Feb 2009. Pure black with not much of a head. Rich, wine-like aroma with evident alcohol but tempered by sweet molasses and malt notes. Good taste of stewed fruits, sultanas and tart berries. Palate for sipping not quaffing. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5458) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2009
(Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-09-05) Black. Small tan coloured head. Liquorice and roastedness in aroma. Full bodied and oily palate with medium carbonation. Malts, sweetness, roastedness, liquorice, coffee, fruitiness, chocolate and bitterness in taste. Roasty and bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 14, 2009
Draught. Pitch black colour. Nice roasty maltiness in aroma with chocolate and alcohol. Good mouthfeel. Roasty maltiness in flavour, sweet with dark fruits, chocolate, some coffee and bitter hops. Roasty dark fruity sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 18, 2009
UPDATED: APR 12, 2015 Re-rate 4/15: Bottle sample at a tasting at Drorís place. Thanks kerenmk. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, nuts, caramel, a smoky hint and a licorice note. Sweet flavor with chocolate, roast, dark fruits, nuts, a licorice note, and a drier finish. Quite rounded mouthfeel. Really good. 7/4/8/4/15=3.8

[9/5/09] Bottle sample during LCRBM at Kulminator in Antwerp. Dark brown color. Aroma of alcohol, malt, chocolate and fruits. Sweet fruits flavor with some chocolate, roasted malt and light spiciness. Medium-bodied. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5

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