Formerly brewed at Moor
Style: Old Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
"The always superb Old Freddie Walker dark ale serves as the base for this cask matured ale. Matured in Royal Somerset Brandy Casks, this beer is an absolute dream. Full, malty and with biterness superbly balanced by deep caramel and spiced apple flavours. As with all the Moor beers, generous hopping creates a long, lingering finish. This is a must for the beer connoisseurs amongst you. It’s expensive for sure but excellence comes at a price and we feel that it’s worth every penny."

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fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2010

Bottle 660ml.

Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100604]

yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2010
66 cL bottle, courtesy of Phil. Pours pitch black with a small slight off-white head. Aroma is dark roasted malty. Solid roasted malty flavoured mixed with a light wooden and fruity note. Smooth and elegant composition. Mild citric touch into a smooth roasted finish.

Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt and chocolate, leading to a dry finish.

joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle at PreZBF 2010, thanks. Black coloured with a small beige head. Fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Fruity flavour of caramel and droed fruits with roasted notes and notes of alcohol. Roasted finish.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2010
Bottled. Deep ambery copper colour with small off-white foamy head. Aroma is dark dry fruits, some raisins, mild alcohol, chocolate and wood. Flavour is being quite similar with also some liquorice and mild notes of yeast.

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2010
Pre-ZBF ... thanks to phil L ... deep black ,,, thin tan lacing ... odd fruity wood ... roast malt nose ... soft fruits ... nice soft roast ... easy drinkin.

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
22nd January 2010
Opaque black beer. Light brown head. Nice combination of malt, bubblegum and sweet apple on the nose. Palate is semi soft and semi dry. Sweet dark malt with unsweet bubblegum that slowly morphs in to something appley. Finishes semi dry and with more dark malt. Was really looking forward to this - a Cider Brandy barrel beer! The reality is the flavour is mostly malt and bubblegum. Decent enough.

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle 66 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a very dark brown - close to black - with a tint of red and a small beige head. Some overripe dark fruits in the nose and quite some phenols. Medium body, low carbonation, dark overripe fruits and vanilla. Very sweet. Absolutely no bitterness. 210810

Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle shared in London - huge thanks to Kenneth for digging into the archives for this one. Pours deep brown with a frothy beige head. The nose holds dark malts, cocoa, dark fruits. Hints of old toffee. Medium sweet flavor with some chalky cocoa, old dried dark fruits, earth. Sweet finish with some well toasted dark malts, a bit of earth, toasted caramel, more dried berries. Mild oxidation but this is still great stuff overall.

fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
2010-08-21, 7-4-7-3-15=36
Dark brown color, almost black. Aroma of chocolate, paper, ash, alcohol, caramel; initially unexciting, then getting better. Good chocolate flavor, with pleasant residual sweetness; light ashy, coffee trace; reasonable hopping, for an English beer; the final has some alcohol too. Very pleasant.

2010-06-04. RBESG 2010, bottle at Johnny’s Off License, Rome, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Black color; creamy head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, cheese rind, coffee, all mild. Good body strength, chocolate flavor, with light roasted malt, enough residual sweetness, salty liquorice, and an English touch that makes it more interesting. Warming alcohol. Good.

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