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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Almost black pour w/ a large reddish head. Aroma of bourbon, dark fruit and licorice. Semi-sweet, very strong bourbon flavor with hints of fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8140) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Sample at Hay Merchant in Houston. The beer is a very dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, oak and vanilla. Medium to full body with flavors of oaky bourbon, chocolate malt and vanilla. The finish is roasty with a charred malt and bourbon aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.9
   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 itís a bit watery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3795) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4843) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1561) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5695) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1520) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
It has a really dark brown color, but looks thin (but heavy at the same time) with a very light brown head. The aroma is of very strong chocolate and nutmeg, maybe anise, with hints of biscuit malt. It has a really nice, interesting nose, but smooth at the same time - and light. You can feel the bourbon and wood in the finish, with a little of that alcohol and wood in the aroma as well. The flavor is of very strong bourbon - itís light, though. Unlike most porters that are aged in such barrels, this is actually very easy. Itís still dark, though, and full of flavor, counter-balancing those insane bourbon notes. You can really feel it in your throat once it passes your tongue, and the bourbon flavor even makes your taste buds curl up a little. It has a really smooth palate, but is almost a little lacking, though - still, nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (909) - 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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