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Morgul - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
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:
Beer added by: jamescain on 09-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Morgul from Real Ale Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.