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Moorhouses Black Cat (Cask)

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Brewed by Moorhouses
Style: Mild Ale
Burnley, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Dark, refreshing beer with a distinct chocolate malt flavour and a smooth hoppy finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3441) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Cask at Old Joint Stock; dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, coffee and roast malt aroma, taste has light malts, some biscuit, milk chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5518) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
Cask (Rose of England, Nottingham) - Very dark with some red tinges. Cocoa, roasted malt and blackberries in the aroma. Blackcurrant, blackberries, roasted malt and raisins feature in the taste. A very good mild.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Cask @ The Clarendon, Leicester. Ooh it's malty. Dark black colour. Roasted coffee aroma, malty malty taste with a hint of bitterness. Slightly sweet. Easy drinking mild. It's right nice like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1024) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
It’s rare to see a good mild these days. And I liked this one. Dark mahogany colour, with a slightly sweet aroma. Taste roasted malt and toast. A little watery maybe but a nice find.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Half pint at York Tap. Very dark brown with a nice creamy head. Smooth light roast, chocolatey and sweet. Light roast malt aroma. Quite nice, could be a good session tipple.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
back (1329) - Holstebro, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2013
Sort skum råhvid Kaffe træ brændt citrus Bitter moderate Sur lidt Vanded flad @gbbf ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TimE (3333) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2013
Med dark brown color. Very strong woody and chocolate character that I didn’t really care for. Malty, dry, not very subtle and not to my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2365) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Cask@the bell. Walsall. Reddish black beer with small head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roast coffee. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and some sweetness. Very good mild.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10771) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
Cask at Ealing. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Oyster notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter fnish. Oily palate.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8127) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This cushy Dark Mild shares raisin-y bread pudding notes amongst roasted cereals before moving into a balancing leafy hop finish laced in blackberry fruitiness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam lingers atop the ruby-hinged darkness.
-This is superbly drinkable AND never frail-bodied.
-The fruitiness is akin to fieldberries, prunes, raisins, etc. But it is subtle throughout.
-The flavour profile is perfectly balanced.
-There’s lots going on in this one and it all comes together in the finish.
-This is a great lunchtime pint with a meat pie.

On cask at The Eagle and Child (Oxford) and The Mitre (Cambridge).


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