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Morgul - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jamescain on 09-07-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

beesy, Nov 16, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Common Table.

The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is very heavy on the oak with some bourbon and vanilla notes. There is no doubt that this is a barrel-aged beer.

The flavor is more of the same with a few additions. I get a little roasted malt and chocolate, but once again there is a ton of flavor imparted from the barrel aging. I get a lot of vanilla, maple, oak and some cinnamon. A very tasty mix of flavors.

Medium mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Sep 11, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

champ103, Oct 16, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

tang214, Jan 10, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a taster at RealTail II. I'm not sure if this is the same beer they had at their anniversary party or not.

Appearance: Dark brown with reddish hues with a thin head that quickly dissipates into nothing.

Aroma: Woody notes with vanilla, chocolate, whiskey and alcohol.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, and alcohol. It's pretty boozy but the oak is a little more restrained then it was for their BA shade grown coffee porter.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation and medium body with a noticeable alcoholic finish.

Overall: A good beer, but I would prefer if the barrel and whiskey was not so straight forward, let a little more of the beer come through.

jamescain, Sep 07, 2011
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Morgul from Real Ale Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.