Formerly brewed at Moor
Style: Old Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
We were so pleased with the 2009 Vintage that we had the insanity to do it all again! As before, barrels were difficult to come by, but Julian took good care of us in the end. The two barrels used for the 2010 Vintage started life as red wine barrels. They were then en-route to a Calvados maker when they were intercepted (the story gets a bit fuzzy, and we know better than to ask questions we dont want to know that answer to). The barrels were even branded with a Calvados marking but never actually saw any. Instead, they were used for several generations of Somerset Cider Brandy. They were emptied literally hours before we filled them. As we prepped the barrels for filling, the aromas of apple, spice, fire, and oak were very intense. We matured this vintage slightly longer than 2009, then blended, krausened, and bottled it much as before. We are very much looking forward to enjoying it by a warm fire again this winter.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (5001) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe, Norfolk. 660ml bottle; inky black with a velvety smooth mouthfeel. This beer has chocolate, vanilla, oak, spices and a red fruity finish. Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3790) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of sweets, mint, chocolate, liqurice and raisins. A flavor of liqurice, cocoa, dark chocolate, sweets and prunes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
16th July 2011
Opaque dark brown beer. Ghost of a tan head. Light dry palate. Smooth with a touch of fine carbonation. Nice fresh tasting dark malt with well integrated dark chocolate and mild coffee. The apple brandy is also well integrated and not overwhelming. The brandy spice is more obvious than the subtle apple. Touch of bubblegum ester. Finishes dry. Nicely joined up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (5645) - 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, its pretty damn impressive. Another winner from Moor, which is rapidly coming up as my favorite British brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2012
[email protected] Black berries, light alcoholic and chocolate aroma. Opaque, light brown head, good lace. Chocolate, hint of fruity sourness, light bitter, lightly roasted, liquorice. Thinnish, flavourful, easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Pours black with a decent light brown head. Aroma is malty and very estery forward - caramel, raisins, dates, baked apples, hints of chocolate ganache, lightly oxidized, a bit if cinnamon, ripe red grapes, weak oaky spiciness - awesome very complex aroma. Taste is sweet with notes of rye bread, raisins, light feeling of silky chocolate, a bit spicy and lightly astringent i. Te finish, just like a cider. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (2656) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is minty gum, sweeter fruits, figs, raisins, liquorice, hazelnuts, chocolate, a touch of cheap cocoa, chocolate and dark english malts. Taste is rather fruity (plums), hazelnuts, chocolate, figs, a bit of alcohol aswell, english liquorice, apples, slight oak notes and that minty feel is still present. I would do this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
660ml Bottle: Got in trade from stobbe74; THANKS Soeren! Aroma of malt, chocolate, mocha, and a hint of coffee. Poured pitch black in color with a tiny, tan/light brown head around the edges only. Opaque. Not sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, chocolate, and mocha. Medium body. Slick, creamy, texture become slightly dry and slightly chalky. Soft carbonation. Malt, chocolate, cocoa, finish is lightly dry and lightly chalky. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
malt,hops,yeast,water contains gluten, this is a dark beer, i want to taste again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

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