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

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


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (824) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (747) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1263) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle green acres camp site Porthmadog. Mahogany colour slight head. Aroma is toffee treacle dark malts. Taste is same some roasted notes decent bitter finish. Medium body. Ok stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 20, 2014
Cervesa molt acaramelada i un pel amarga, molt bona. Cerveza muy acaramelada y un pelo amarga, muy buena.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4270) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Cask at the Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Poured a clear medium brown with a reddish hue. The aroma is zesty citrus. The flavour is light bitter light sweet with a watery light bitter sweet malt hop bitter palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Cask at Cloisters. Pours black, very sweet, toffee and caramel, green apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElectroMod (119) - - MAY 27, 2014
Cask at Y Delyn Wine Bar, Mold. Pours a clear deep red/brown colour with a smooth one finger off-white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy with a nice malt backbone. Taste is quite sweet, malty, with some slight hops sneaking around the back. Mouthfeel is smooth, with low carbonation. I donít know whether this has been labelled wrong as itís definitely not a porter, but itís delicious nonetheless!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
A proper Welsh porter. Lovely brewery with a great presentation. I loved this dark roasty porter with its fine toffee and chocolate character hinting just underneath it all laid down fruits, like a Christmas pudding had traveled by.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1877) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Wales 2014. Beer no. 5. Bottle from the old station, Welshpool, wales. Brown beer with large frothy head that fades to a small bubbly head. Aroma of roasted malts and toffee. Taste is toffee, roasted malts and a little dark fruit and chocolate. Ok beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (735) - SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2014
Cask at Cloisters. Dark red with ruby highlights. Strange chocolate and plum aroma. Flavour is fruity with more chocolate. Very smooth creamy palate. This is a bit of an oddity - part ESB, part porter.

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