fjw1972 (12) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2011
Quite frankly one of the best dark ales I’ve ever tried. The depth of flavour is simply stunning and although complex is not crowded on the palate.
Roasted malt gives way to liquorice and christmas fruits and finally the rich apply taste of the cider brandy.
Delicious! Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle.Black with a small head,aroma of molasses malt spices dark choc,taste of molasses,vanilla,wood,cherry,apple,almond,dark choc,malt and alcohol. floydian1 (1490) - FNQ, Australia, - JUN 2, 2011
660ml bottle. Pours almost matt black with a decent beige head. Aroma and taste is burnt coffee, molasses, cherries, red wine, plums, nuts, wood and dark chocolate. Nice bitter finish. Rich and malty. Nicely integrated flavours. Smooth oily texture with a full body and lowish carbonation. ABV well hidden. Excellent. Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Black, very little head. Smells of mocha, raisin and cooked apples, with nice oakiness. Really woody, dry flavours, like black filter coffee, and nice apple core things going on. Pleasingly thick and viscous. Love this. ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a brownish-black body with a medium beige head. Aroma is deep burnt sugars, raisins, licorice, wood, apple peel, hints of leather and caramel. Lovely apple/calvados BA touch. Taste is sweet caramel and wood up front, then some nearly cider-ish apple tones, licorice and subtle toffee/brown sugar-like hints. Some faintly tart aftertaste notes of yeast and nuts. Full body, medium carbonation. Original and very, very tasty. In fact, it’s pretty damn impressive. Another winner from Moor, which is rapidly coming up as my favorite British brewery.
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Pours very black. Small, creamy head. Aroma chocolate and coffee.Fine deep roasty fruity and chocolate taste
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black (red glow) - white head. Roasted, coffee, smokey, chocolate, berries, ashes, dried fruits, light licorice, prunes, light vanilla. Very nice. chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2011
660ml bottle at home on 19 June 2011. Dark brown, nearly black in colour. Good, lively condition. Appealing woody, slightly vinous aroma. The barrel character - more red wine than brandy if anything - is evident but not, as can sometimes be the case, overwhelming. Quite rich, stout-like palate. Chocolate and coffee underlain by raisiny, slightly boozy fruit. Just a hint of lactic sourness. Beautifully balanced and excellent drinking.
Rasmus40 (21977) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2011
Almost black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Smooth, soft and oily. 031211 dantheman278 (1365) - SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle at home. Thick black pour, tiny brown head fades to nothing. Intense nose of oak, dark chocolate, liquorice, raisins, some brandy booze. Palate is dry and woody, with an appealing note of tannic apples, some oaky vanilla, and a drying, warm woody finish. Alcohol is pretty well-hidden, a really complex beer!