Real Ale Morgul Ale
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2074) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Murky brown with almost no head. Aroma mostly of bourbon, with wood and vanilla notes. Taste is semi-sweet woody bourbon and just a little bit of caramel malt. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation. Nothing about this made me think it was a porter.Good, but there isn’t much discernible beyond the barrel aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
(Draught) Pours a cloudy brown body with a small cream head. Aroma of wood, greenness, raisins, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Flavor of roasted malt, wood, bourbon, chocolate, and raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3302) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Tap at Hoppy Monk in El Paso, TX-pours pitch black with a small tan head that faided fast! Somewhat fizzy looking head at that. nose is wack-lots of bourbon, choclate, tannens and alcohol-baking chocolate. flavors of burnt malt, vanilla, whiskey, lots of dark and baking chocolate. long finish of burnt malt and vanilla with the whiskey s well. decent but again, this type of beer is too over-played. needs a bit more balance however, im glad they only kept it in the barrel for 7 months because if it was anymore, it would be undrinkable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5879) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
On tap at the Common Table. The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is very heavy on the oak with some bourbon and vanilla notes. There is no doubt that this is a barrel-aged beer. The flavor is more of the same with a few additions. I get a little roasted malt and chocolate, but once again there is a ton of flavor imparted from the barrel aging. I get a lot of vanilla, maple, oak and some cinnamon. A very tasty mix of flavors. Medium mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
On tap @ the Common Table. Near black pour, small amount of tan head. Almost no roast to be found in the aroma with vanilla and tons of bourbon. Flavor is slightly fruity with more bourbon and a chocolatey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6067) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2011
On tap, cola and amber color with no head, malty graham and toffee aroma, flavor is bourbon, malt, cookies, sweet with good finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2011
(draught at Common Table) clear ruby brown, ring of tan bubbles. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, figs, milk chocolate and dark fruits. Taste of raisins, chocolate, Graham cracker, vanilla, and slightly over-ripe dark fruits. Well carbonated and a decent flavored linger. More like a bourbon barrel aged Belgian dark than a porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Tap at common table. Deep brown almost black with a cream head. Mode is heavy vanilla oak, and bourbon. Smooth palate, heavy barrel flavor, with vanilla, smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (4532) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2011
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a dark brown with small quickly diminishing tan head. Roast and chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate and light hop with bourbon. Easy to drink, a good porter from Real Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7302) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2011
On tap at the Flying Saucer Eleventeen party. Pours near black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of rubbing alcohol, vanilla, roasted malts and a bit of bourbon. Flavor is full of vanilla with a bit of caramel that is backed by roasted malts and a hint of bourbon.

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