Brewed by Moor
Style: Old Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 255   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2659) - Melbourne, - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 15C. Black with an inch of tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, prunes, vanilla. Velvety mouthfeel, but quite astringent - goes from very smooth to a little sharp at each sip. Taste has sweet mocha, dried fruits and vanilla. Earthy and tangy. Slight alcohol burn. Bitterness almost pops out at the end with astringent coffee and late-arriving dried orange peel. Deep and interesting, but doesn’t quite mesh as a whole. Might well come together on keeping, but very good now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, dark fruit, light smoke, taste is smooth and chocolatey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (110) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2015
On tap. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma: roasted malt, sweet coffee, raisins, dark fruit. Taste: a lot of roasted malt with coffee taste, followed by plums and a hoppy aftertaste. It is pretty heavy in taste, which makes you immediately understand this is an old ale. ABV is not super high (7%) but the heaviness is present. I understand it is on purpose and I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6056) - ITALY - JAN 25, 2015
bottle scura schiuma media discreta persistenza buon corpo lieve melassa lieve note tostate un tocco etilico buona intensita

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1437) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
660ml bottle. Pours black-brown in colour, thin beige head and aroma of malt, treacle, raisins, dark fruits. Taste is sweet malty with chocolate, raisins, fruitcake, plum & berry fruity, and roast coffee bitterness. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasted bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3518) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose is caramel, taste is caramel plus nutty, coffee

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14385) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle at RBWG in Asheville. Dark maroon brown color, tan head. Nice earthy aroma of candied dark fruit. Taste is earthy fig, dates, plums. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (482) - HUNGARY - SEP 16, 2014
Sűrű, fekete teste komoly és méltóságteljes, idővel mégis ezerszínű illatokat áraszt, a kezdeti mokkás, tölgyfahordós karaktert később ugyanis varázslatos módon egészíti ki egy melaszos, égetett cukros és tejszínesen krémes, kávékülönlegességes aromapár, ami egyre inkább átvált egy megfejthetetlen és bohókás, egyszerre karcosan kesernyés és légiesen édes illattüneménybe. Kész aromabomba, ennyire komoly sörben ilyen szertelenül sokrétű illathalmazt még nem éreztem. Nyugodt, kiegyensúlyozott ízvilág következik aztán, melyben a főszerepet az intenzíven pörkölt, rendkívül telt, whisky-szerű jelleget öltő maláta képviseli az égetett faháncsos jegyek és a marcona komló elidőző jelenlétével. Tejszínesen, vajasan lágy, ugyanakkor fajsúlyos alapjai, likőrben ázó gyümölcsökkel teletűzdelt, izgalmas képe ideális kísérője lehet az év végi múltidéző, elmerengő hangulatoknak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a bottle at the RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours nearly opaque dark brown with a thin tan head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is dark roast, a bit nutty, with a touch of vanilla and some baking spice. The flavor is very dry and a bit more baking spice with the vanilla taking a back seat. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long, baking spice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2058) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle, Chester Beer & Wine. Very dark brown pour with not much head to speak of. Nose had notes of chocolate, malts and dark fruits. The flavour ploughed a similar furrow. with some berry fruit present alongside some warming booze. Smooth and characterful. Definitely an enjoyable winter brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (5158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Dark red brown pour, thin, short-lived head. Rich aromas of spice and fruitcake, light booze bite, almonds maybe. Taste is sweet, nutty. Finishes sticky. Good.

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