Old Dairy Dark Side Of The Moo

Brewed by Old Dairy
Style: Imperial Porter
Tenterden, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Cask and bottle (330ml).

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MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2017
My Bottom Line:
Roasted malts are surrounded by fruitiness in this bubbly and easygoing Imperial Porter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the hazy brown.
-This lacks the dark malt depth I usually like in the style.
-Carbonation is a tad too intense to let the malts shine.
-Mild roasted bitterness takes care of the finish.


jjsint (3007) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Keg tap at the Cambridge Brewhouse. The clip says it’s a BIPA. Hmmm. Dark translucent brown with a film of tan head that heavily laces the glass. Light aroma of coffee and milk chocolate. As reserved as the aroma is, the big taste makes up for it. Bitter with a slight sweet edge that can’t compete. Gritty coffee ground and underripe blackberries. Thick creamy body. Bittering hop, blueberry and cooking chocolate in the aftertaste. Intense and interesting.

Leighton (21089) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle at home in London - sourced from an online shop. Aged a little north of a year, I believe. Pours clear reddish brown with a billowing, frothy beige head. Mellow roasted malts in the nose, some toasted toffee, ripening berries. Medium sweet flavour with nicely rounded burnt toast, leathery berries, mild earthy bitterness, a little alcohol. Medium to full bodied with average, effervescent carbonation. Finishes with a bit of alcohol warmth, more burnt toast, leathery berries, earthy hops, suggestions of baking cocoa. Not a lot of depth, but good stuff overall.

MrTipple (4803) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Dark malts, lightly toasted, creamy cheese, chocolate. Slightly hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More toasted, dark malts, chocolate, light bitterness continues, grain and cereals, soft carbonation, medium bodied, dry and bitter finish. Nice Black IPA, well-balanced, fairly complex. Keg at Temple Brew House, Aldwych.

keepersj12 (3114) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2015
A very good Porter thanks to Rich. Lots of roast malt with chocolate and a bit of coffee. The taste is the same with a very smooth feel. Easy going down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

McNeillR (2313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Murky light brown. No real head. Dusty choc, dank milkinees and burnt toast.. Clean and easy going roast, soft carbonation. Finishes clean and milky. Passable for the ABV and creamy linger

Bottle, Tasting by Numbers Tasting

BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Brown with short lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee and coffee. Tadte if tootsie rolls, coffee and chocolate. A bit tangy.

Stuu666 (13123) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is dry roast, sweet, taste is dry, chocolatey, bitter.

cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
bottle at home .. deep brown ... big tan head .. biog soft toffee roast malt ... soft chocolate roast .. dry chocolate roast ... dark malts.

graham_murphy (672) - - AUG 25, 2014
Thin and lightly carbonated with smokey chocolate and coffee from the malt. Delicately sweet with a touch of bitterness from the hops.

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