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Morgul - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Morgul
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.88%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jamescain on 09-07-2011)
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beesy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-16-2012 23:38:02 | More by beesy
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Mora2000

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

09-11-2011 01:55:04 | More by Mora2000
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-28-2013 18:54:27 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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mhenson42

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.5%

12-01-2011 11:36:18 | More by mhenson42
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cfrobrew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-30-2013 15:22:29 | More by cfrobrew
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JGlitz87

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

11-10-2013 15:31:42 | More by JGlitz87
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tpgraham

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

11-20-2013 15:07:57 | More by tpgraham
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JohnBender

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-29-2013 14:28:00 | More by JohnBender
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

12-14-2013 22:48:52 | More by greenspointexas
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champ103

Texas

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
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tang214

Texas

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
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bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-06-2013 23:39:35 | More by bbadger
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bentwookie

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 21:25:33 | More by bentwookie
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-19-2012 01:48:32 | More by BeerHunter76
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UHCougar12

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-23-2013 02:32:44 | More by UHCougar12
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

01-22-2013 01:52:46 | More by kjkinsey
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abex44

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-13-2013 05:31:13 | More by abex44
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ATXboozer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-23-2013 23:53:08 | More by ATXboozer
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

11-15-2011 03:49:56 | More by Texasfan549
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-11-2014 01:39:33 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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duff247

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-18-2013 04:35:57 | More by duff247
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jamescain

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

09-07-2011 18:15:15 | More by jamescain
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-07-2011 23:19:22 | More by drummermattie02
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-25-2013 05:12:43 | More by Gagnonsux
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

12-17-2012 01:10:55 | More by t0rin0
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Morgul from Real Ale Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.