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Purple Moose Dark Side Of The Moose / Ochr Dywyll Y Mws

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Brewed by Purple Moose (Y Bragdy Mws Piws)
Style: Porter
Porthmadog, Wales

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A deliciously dark ale with a dry biscuit flavour from the roasted barley and a fruity bitterness from Bramling Cross hops.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (460) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Cask. Appearance is dark brown, a small beige head. Malty, toffee aroma. Taste is dark malt, toffee and caramel, hint of chocolate. Pretty good, although it didnít really seem much like a porter.

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TedE (351) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2015
Pint on tap, The Albion Conwy. No aroma. Mahogany colour. Still beer with small solid white head. Excellent bitter taste, full-bodied. Aftertaste is dark roasted malts. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2428) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2014
Cask @The Albion, Conwy, Wales. 15-08-2014.
Pours dark copper with nice tan head. Caramel, liquorice, roasty nose. Taste follows it, with some sweet notes. Creamy palate. Very enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
The_Osprey (2753) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
500ml bottle from Valley Mill, Neath. BB Dec 2015. Dark reddy brown amber, pretty clear, sparkling, small off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is gluey malt, light chicken. Body is medium, quite foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is metallic up-front, resin, soft bitterness ... some malty toffee develops over time. Pretty average Iím afraid. I offered a sample to a family member who said íthis is why I donít like beerí. Would I prefer this over a macro-lager? Itís a close call.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pecksheeh (20) - IRELAND - DEC 5, 2014
Gift, 500ml bottle. Brown with tinge or orange. Off white - tan head. Fruity with hint of citrus coming through. Malt taste to end. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Cask at The Three Tuns, Bristol on 22 Nov. Poured a dark ruby, with a dense off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, spice and toast. Earthy flavours, with some prunes and brown sugar. Finish was grain, malt and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask at Guildford Arms. Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas of toffee and light roast. Taste is light sweet, light fruits. Light roast finish. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2140) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Cask at JDW, Streatham Hill. Pour reddy brown with an off white head. Cakey, dark fruit aroma with some medicinal stuff. Light body, light carbonation. Lemon, toffee, coke, light rum... A bit insipid. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1154) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
500ml bottle, pours clear deep red / brown with a small off white head. Aroma has biscuit and caramel malt, dried raisin and cherry, The finish is long and bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation soft to average. Reminds me of a Old Peculier style beer, Old Ale, or a Mild, rather than a porter. Very nice though, another good beer from this brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1162) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Cask at Rushden Historical Transport Society Club. Light transparent brown with a hint of red. Aroma of chocolate milk and wood shavings. Tiniest hint of smoke. Full and satisfying sweet taste, with a bit of sweet/savoury play on the back of the tongue. Almost like a salt plum taste. I had this at GBBF (pre-RB) a few years ago, but donít remember it being as nice as this. Itís simple but fits together nicely. A bit more like a strong-ish mild than a porter though.


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