Brewed by Moorhouses
Style: Mild Ale
Burnley, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Occasional. Originally a special for JD Wetherspoons Autumn 2009 International Real Ale Festival but has reappeared since.
This dark, rich ale is a stronger version of this brewerys award-winning Black Cat. Its been brewed for the first time in several years especially for this JDW beer festival. The succulent aroma leads to a domination of chocolate on the palate, with notes of caramel, dark fruit and spicy hops also present.
Hops used: Fuggles

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3041) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Oct 2009 - Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty/burnt malts, caramel, toffee, espresso coffee, hint of chocolate, vanilla. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; earthy and spicy hops. Roast malty throughout with some bitterness/sourness. Very dry finish. Nice Mild Ale! (2009-10)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1848) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Cask at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond. Medium off white head. Dark oak body. Mild malt, chocolate, oak, banana, red fruit, blackberry. Sweet with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27737) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
Cask at Charlies. Black coloured with a small off-white head. Roasted aroma of caramel and licorice with notes of dried fruits and smoke. Roasted flavour of caramel and dried fruits. Fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36943) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
Cask at Charliess Bar, Copenhagen. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, bread, and a bit of coffee, leading to a bitter finish. The mouthfeel is smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (6427) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2012
Sweet aroma with a little bit of treacle. Its bittersweet and a bit sticky with a rich taste including some chocolate and a bit of smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (44223) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2012
From cask at Charlies. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted breadish. Dark malty, chocolate, breadish roasted and vague liqourice. Smooth dark malty and roasted breadish finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2012
Gorgeous dark chocolate malty goodness, utterly easy to drink and, if its your style, very moreish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (5392) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (21 Apr 12) - very dark red ale, thick oatmeal head, good temperature, chocolate aroma, toffee / chocolate, smooth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1672) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2012
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in November 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear black ruby in colour with a thick tight creamy buff head. Slight hit of espresso coffee and dusty black malt in the short aroma. Thick creamy mouthfeel and decent lacing. Dark malts give robust strong flavours, with dusty black malt giving burnt toast on initial flavour. Then smokey overtones of roasted malts with black coffee and juicy overipe bramble fruit - long in intensity comes through. Dry bitter hop resins impart a strong peppery note to the aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with sweet treacle toffee, chocolate fondant and dry wood smoke notes. This is a complex mild, full of flavour and depth. Well recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 11/12/2003 Dark red coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a slightly roast flavoured lasting finish.

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