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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: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1511) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 14th November 2015. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear mahogany in colour with a thin creamy buff head. Rich malty aroma with notes of dark plum on the nose. Creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts gives a moist maltloaf base with strong vinous fruits, bramble and liquorice. - reminiscent of Everards Original. Spicy pepper note to the earthy bitter aftertaste. Dry malty finish with liquorice much in evidence along with the dark berry fruit. This is a decent session porter and well recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (5397) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Reddish chestnut with a tight beige head; biscuity aroma; soft plummy fruit taste, but rather thin; with a light bitterness and a biscuity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Cask. Maroon brown color. Smoky aroma. Taste is malty burnt toast. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (5220) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Cask at the Briar Rose; dark brown pour a frothy beige head, roast malt aroma, taste has light roast and fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (6536) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Cask at the moon under water Watford jdw. Reddy chestnut brown coloured pour with a lasting cream coloured head. Aroma is spicy plummy fruits, nutty, jammy fruits. Flavour is composed of nutty, brown sugars and plummy jammy fruits, faint choc. Palate is medium bodied, lowish carbonation. Lingering tangy fruits and a little sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steffan (19) - WALES - SEP 1, 2015
Lovely aroma and good head that like most Welsh ales dissipates very quickly. The taste is very bitter and the finish is a bit thin. Despite its numerous awards it tastes a lot like a typical ESB to me. Okay but nothing special

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Don2711 (282) - - SEP 1, 2015
Nice aroma. Liquorice and caramel and dark mahogany appearance. Taste was a little bland and not really any bite on the palate. So overall not bad but started better than it finished.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
theprof (192) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
A confusing beer. The scent has smoke and berry fruit. The body is dark chestnut with little head to speak of. Taste had liquorice and caramel. Palate was ephemeral - maybe the barrel was flat. Anyway it was not replete with roasted barley or dry biscuit. Worryingly different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3564) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2015
Geez this one almost slipped through the cracks I thought I was done rating my GBBF 2015 beers. Anyways, this poured a lovely reddish mahoganey brown with a creamy beige head of foam. The aroma was sweet bready and had a slightly tea like coffee cake quality to it. It was smooth & fairly full bodied with a malt driven flavor that wasn’t as interesting as the aroma. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. Typical spicy uk hops, bit of orange, grass. Dark brown, cloudy, lace. Minerals, spicy hops, caramel, earth. Decent.

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