Morgul - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
4.08/5 rDev -1.7%
Appearance - a murky dark brown body with an off white head. Head looks great but disappears rather quickly. The beer looks like it's going to either pack a punch a punch of something, either alcohol or big flavor. It looks like it will warm me up if I drink it.
Smell - The bourbon hits you right away, followed closely by dark cherries with a hint of chocolate.
Taste - The taste is sweet, with oak and vanilla up front and a light chocolate & dark fruit finish. The bourbon smell carries over into the taste as well.
Mouthfeel -A soft, moderate alcoholic finish, that coats your mouth like a light syrup.
Overall - I love bourbon and porters so something like this is beautiful to me. The bourbon smell and taste will be too forward for many. Real Ale did a go job balancing the sweetness. After the the first couple sips, I thought I was going to find this beer to be too sweet like a rich chocolate cake but the sweetness never overtook me. This beer would be perfect for a cold night.
04-23-2013 01:46:05 | More by rgs0204
3.55/5 rDev -14.5%
Had this last night on tap. I have never been disappointed by Real Ale and while I still liked this one it did not stand out to me. It had a decent tan head that did fade quickly and left only a little lace. It was a slightly cloudy brown color but still let a little light through. Light hop flavor and aroma. It did have a nice sweet malt aroma and the taste reflected that with a sweet raisiny flavor that I think comes from the Special B malt. There was also some subtle brown sugar flavor. The mouthfeel was lighter than expected for a porter which I expect was from using brown sugar in the recipe. The brown sugar also seems to have been used to bump the ABV up to 7%. Overall a good beer very drinkable and not overly complicated.
01-10-2013 01:31:30 | More by tang214
4.2/5 rDev +1.2%
On tap at Rudyard's in Houston, TX
A: Pours a dark brown, nearly opaque color. At first a two finger tan head rises, and recedes in a minute. Nice lace is left behind.
S: Up front is vanilla, light brown sugar, and some wood. Big chocolate aromas with some dark fruits of cherries and plums.
T: Vanilla, wood, chocolate, some dark fruits all intermingle. Some alcohol heat as well, though very miner. Very nice.
M/D: A medium to full body with nice carbonation. Very smooth, but maybe just a bit on the watery side. So easy to drink. Everything is so well incorporated. This is a treat to drink.
This is well done with excellent balance. I love it, and something I would highly recommend. Another great barrel aged offering from Real Ale.
10-16-2011 01:10:35 | More by champ103
4.38/5 rDev +5.5%
On-tap at Rudyard's. 7oz served with Rudz burger.
Maker's Mark aged porter
Black with mocha head. Aroma and taste strong with bourbon and roasted malts. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Bourbon and roasted malts were made to be together.
A very tasty beer, the bourbon is not over powering, neither is the malt or hop.
10-04-2011 21:48:52 | More by FUNKPhD
Morgul from Real Ale Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.