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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: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1231) - 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 (4251) - 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 (2122) - 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 don’t know whether this has been labelled wrong as it’s definitely not a porter, but it’s 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 (1849) - 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 (733) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask @ Cob and Pen, Rhyl [230314]
Dark caramel, clear, dense thick white head, good lacing
Aroma of caramel, some soft roasted malts, light dark fruits
Taste of caramel, toffee, soft dark fruits, slight flinty note that doesn’t work here
Palate - Medium body, creamy texture, quite sweet. Finish is a bit dry, has that mineraly edge i’m not keen on

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Finn (4141) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
NWAF 25 Jan 13. Dypbrun / svart. Lavt filmskum. Beskjeden søt fruktaroma. Smaken er fjøs. Ikke god.

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