Real Ale Morgul Ale
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Part of the Mysterium Verum program. Morgul Ale is out now. It is a porter (no coffee) that was aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels for over 7 months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1881) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Tap..Pour is black with a cream tan head..Nose is roast, vanilla, soggy oak, milk chocolate...Taste is chocolate chip cookie, silk, vanilla, dry, lactose? , bourbon..Wow

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (4082) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
On tap at Pinthouse Pizza. Black with a decent beige head. Aroma is of bourbon, heavy wood, vanilla, chocolate and toast. Taste is of vanilla, wood, licorice, cocoa, booze, bourbon, and marshmallows.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4284) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Tap. The look is dark, tan head, black in color. The taste is alcohol, bourbon, tangy, whiskey barrel, good. The smell is the same, whiskey bomb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3898) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Tap at Zios. Pours very dark brown color edging on black. Light ring of head. Aroma is quite woody and bourbon. Dark malts and fresh oak shavings. Flavor is woody, bourbon, vanilla, sweet notes and more. This is nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crispy34 (430) - Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft. Aroma is bourbon... And more bourbon. Appearance is black with little head. Taste starts off towards dark fruit then turns to straight bourbon. Palate is vanilla, cause of all the bourbon. Overall, this is a weak bourbon. That is about it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7891) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
On tap at the Moth. Pours with a black hued body and tan head. Aromas of whiskey, Jack Daniels-esque (as opposed to a richer bourbon character), currants, plums, dark fruits, wood. A bit of sharp tannin, cola. Flavors are a touch watery and thin. Big bourbon, roasted, nutty, walnuts and cola with a dark fruit/stewed prune character. Medium carbonation, somewhat low in body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Tap at the Meddlesome Moth, courtesy of bman1113vr. Dark ruby pour. Nose is vanilla, oak, bourbon, fantastic nose, very complex.... leather, coffee, earth. Flavor is tannic, oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel. Tons of bourbon barrel on this, really solid! The mouthfeel is a bit disappointing, as it’s a bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2013
Black cloudy plum. Rick dark fruit aroma with quite a bit of alcohol in the nose as well amd a fair amount of oaky vanilla. The head forms a small, sirty-white ring. Taste is rich ripe dark fruit, some apple peel, some cocoa, and a sligjt bitterness. Mouthfeel is cool and medium- light. Gets better with time, but a little on the sweet side.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
jthg (84) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Cost me ten dollars. This is not a porter. It is soured like vinegar. Not good. Really not good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1144) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Not a bad offering. Bourbon is the first smell followed by some roasted malts. Very dark color with no head. Palate was a little watery and oily. Not as heavy as I would have preferred. No carbonation as can be typical with whiskey infused beers. This offset the friend I was drinking with. Flavors were more complex with bourbon, roasted malts (almost coffee-like), some chocolate but as an afterthought. It still retained characteristics of a porter. Alcohol was definitely present.

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