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

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


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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scotty001 (252) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Poured a dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of berries and chocolate malt. Light to medium body, flavour as the aroma, very nicely balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bosta (145) - SLOVENIA - JUL 20, 2015
0,5 bottle. Pours a deep ruby red with a tan head. Malty taste, with some slight hops, bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth, with low carbonation. For me this is not a porter, although s a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4420) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle. Reddish brown beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is mildly bitter and roasted, and the flavour is quite deeply bitter with a some richness and a long dry roasted finish. Overall a nice bitter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (461) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2015
[National Winter Ales Festival, Derby, 2015] - Purple Moose Dark Side of the Moose. 4.6% Rötlich dunkel in der Farbe, Im Aroma Lakritze, Schokolade, rote Früchte. Im Antrunk Schokoloade, dunkle, bittere Lakritze, sehr viel Floralität, zur Mitte sehr floral, mit Malzen im Hintergund, im Abgang dann deutlich malzig. Im Abgang eine Honignote zusätzlich zum extrem bittereren Nachhall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (744) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Seeing it labelled as a porter the appearance wasn’t at all what I expected as it poured a dark but clear, reddish-amber colour. Slight bitter aroma, maybe a bit of toasted malt. Tastes of toffee, a bit of bitter malt and there’s an airy banana taste which lingers after as well. Not what I expected (fairly certain it’s not a porter!) but decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (894) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Pint bottle from Geoff (thanks Geoff), at home, served in an English Pint: Dark ruby with a creamy persistent tan head. Cereal and farmyard aroma. Garibaldi biscuit, dark chocolate, overripe banana, scrape of burnt toast. Slightly oily mouth feel. Full bodied and tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (518) - 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 didn’t really seem much like a porter.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TedE (494) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2639) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
The_Osprey (3218) - 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 I’m afraid. I offered a sample to a family member who said ’this is why I don’t like beer’. Would I prefer this over a macro-lager? It’s a close call.

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