Acorn Old Moor Porter - Acorn Brewery Of Barnsley

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Acorn Brewery Of Barnsley visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sigmund on 06-08-2005

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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 8
Photo of Malt_Man
4.26/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served cool from 500ml bottle into pint mug.

This is one of my favourites, first time I have got time to do a review.

A) Very dark brown, opaque, looks quite fizzy, 1/2 inch light tan head that goes quickly.

S) Good - rich dark coffee (the beer doesn't contain coffee though!).

T) The boy. Burnt toffee, coffee bitterness. Roasted hazelnuts maybe. Bitterness is spot on, not too much and doesn't linger more than is welcome. The palate clears, ready for a next drink.

M) Just right carbonation and mouthfeel, about as meaty as could be expected for 4.4% ABV. No cloying aftertaste.

O) This has got to be the tastiest 'session' strength porter / stout in the UK, and available from major supermarkets at a fair price in a 500ml bottle.

Photo of woosterbill
3.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gravity halfpint at the London Drinker festival.

A: Black body with ruby highlights; nice, creamy head of fine tan froth. Good retention, great lace. Nice.

S: Seriously roasty, with tons of coffee, char, and some grassy hops. Solid.

T: Follows the nose: bitter, roasty, and a little chocolatey. Simple, powerful, and good.

M: Smooth, fairly light, moderately carbonated. Ok.

O: Nice Porter. If you see it, give it a shot.


Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely porter, bang on the style, bottle at Mondiale 2011. Great aroma, dominated by chocolate. A little blck head and balck lacey on black coloured body. Mild roast. Very drinkable as understated carbonation. very good flavour at sessionable alcohol.

Photo of BlackHaddock
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before July 2010, this 500ml brown bottle was drank and reviewed in April 2010. The beer was poured (twice) into a bulbous tulip glass (a stemmed Palm badged one).

The colour was almost black, held up to the light source it revealed that it was really a deep, dark ruby red colour, a rich foaming tan coloured head sat proudly on top.

The aroma was all about burnt/roasted malts, as was the taste once the beer was in the mouth. Rich, creamy and full of those malt flavours already mentioned, lovelly.

Impressed with this, my second beer from Acorn. Not too sure about the rear label claiming chocolate, cherry and liquorice flavours, but I suppose if your tastebuds are finely tuned you might be able to find those flavours, I couldn't, I just liked the beer!

Photo of wl0307
3.93/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(Notes of 10/2007) The 6th beer tasted at the 2007 Sheffield Beer Festival, by a half-pint with a gravity pour.

A: dark brown with ruby hues, a fluffy off-white head comes on top of low carbonation.
S: metallic and caramel-nutty notes plus sweet treacle, rich but not heavy; a swirl brings out notes as of rotten leaves and more dark stone-fruits. Decent.
T: roast-nutty upfront, backed by a light chocolaty as well as caramely hint of dark malts, leading towards a finish full of roasty, chewy tea-ish bitterness and lingering herbal sweetness almost like licorice. A touch of spiciness also skirts the bitter-sweet aftertaste, as does an indispensable sour edge of dark stone-fruits.
M&D: the spicy-bitter hint really helps to make the texture (esp. in the end) lively, while the overall palate is soothing and soft in terms of carbonation. This porter drinks even better on cask than in its bottled version - a really tasty and well balanced dark ale designed to quaff!

Photo of Nickls
4.12/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(From notes)

A - Really dark brown color verging on black. Caramel/ruby highlights as well. Light tan head

S - Chocolately, raisin aroma with sweeter maltiness, but not as smokey as expected

T - Toasty malt taste up front with bitter chocolate aftertaste. Not as sweet as suggested in the aroma

M - Creamy, mouthfilling, no carbonation (cask)

D - Very drinkable and enjoyed the whole sample easily.

Overall, this was a pleasure to sample and a great interpretation of the style. No trouble recommending, and I hope to have it again someday.

Photo of gentlebubbles
4.15/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

NERAX 2006 (Thu)

Caramel brown with a ruby highlight at the base and light tan head.

Butterscotch nose with bitter coffee spikes.

Lots of coffee tones amid smoke and butterscotch all stuck together with resin.

Mellow body, if a bit syrupy.

Mmm. Very interesting (especially if you like coffee).

Photo of Sigmund
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask conditioned at the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, gravity dispense. Very dark brown colour, nearly black. Moderate but pleasant roast aroma, notes of dark chocolate, dried fruits and tobacco. Moderate roast flavour, notes of coffee and dried fruits. Medium dry (or medium sweet, if you like).

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Acorn Old Moor Porter from Acorn Brewery Of Barnsley
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