Brewed by Moorhouses
Style: English Strong Ale
Burnley, England


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Bottled, pasteurised, for USA market only;

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fsquirrel29 (90) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2012
I tend to like English and Scottish strong ales and Moorhouses is just average. Not bad and not great - just right in the middle. I had this from a bottle (so I dont know how long it had been in the store), but it was very cloudy when I poured it into a glass. A decent flavor, but nothing really distinct about it. I would gladly drink this beer if somebody handed it to me, but at $5 for a pint bottle, I wont be buying it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1182) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours copper with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of caramel malt, cherries, plums and hint of hops. Body is medium and crisp. Earthy hops, caramel malt and a lot of ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and earthy. Overall it is great brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (11272) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle. Raisin and toffee malt aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet toffee malt, hay, and light alcohol flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (6518) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle: Pours nearly clear brown with a small, soapy, off-white head. Bready, fruit aroma...floral. Taste is flowery, spiced toffee and bread. Malty..light. Just ok, a bit flat and bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (7063) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2012
1 pint 0.9 oz. bottle from BrewTopia. No date on the bottle. English pint shows a nice amber/ brown color. Very minuscule head. Nose is malt scotch. Flavor is malt dominate with some light fruit notes in the background. Light notes of toffee. Lighter side of medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Can this be an English Strong ale at 5.9%?? No problems with this just a bit boring. It is easy enough to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1672) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2012
First tasted this in the Boswell Hotel, Glasgow in March 1993. Cask, handpump dispense. Opaque orange amber in colour with a thin white head. Thin presence of butterscotch present in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt gives a rich buttery shortbread biscuit base with syrupy dates and soft brown sugar. Earthy prickle of hop resins are present in the aftertaste. Finish is sweet and malty with warming mead notes coming through. An excellent Old Ale and well recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14986) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Love this brewery. Black Cat, Pendle Witches, etc. Pours very hazy amber with just a few whiteish bubbles. Aroma of old darkish fruit. With toffee. Full bodied - but thins a lot as the carb leaves. It is so Gales Prize Old Ale - like 14 years ago! Its almost buttery - but not diacetyl. Maybe its overripe light stone fruit. Maybe its date. Maybe its mysterious. Its lovely. Its tasty. It is so over the pond - but they cant get it there. Poor cousins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (13065) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is light caramel then biscuit malt, light earthy hops and light fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant with some cedar notes and fruity esters, faint hops with a lightly sweet finish. Medium-light body, low warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (6258) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Macarthurs Beverages, DC 500ml ($4): Pours a orange-like color with a pretty small whitish head. Aroma is of toffee, a few flowery hops, and some subdued fruity flavors. Taste is much the same as the aroma. I think it is just a tad bit off-balanced. Bitterness is rather subdued. A little bit sweet, but not too much. Body is not as thick as I was expecting. Some caramel notes in there as well. Not too bad, but nothing particularly memorable here either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Dark orange-red, off white foam. Nutty, malty sweet aroma, alcohol warmth. Taste is sweet, fruity, prune.

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