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Dark Alliance - Moor Beer Company

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4 Ratings
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 4.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moor Beer Company visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Stout |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 04-14-2013)
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Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle purchased from Camperdown Cellars in Stanmore.

Pours a deep, but thin black hue, with a full and rich head of mild pale brown, which works really well. The body is definitely light. For 4.7% ABV, it's not unsurprising. Overall though, it's got a good solid look to it.

Nose is awesome. Big spicy coffee hit mingled with a noticeable hop character that gives it an edgy, herbal tone that works beautifully with the fresh roasted tones from the beans. There's a solid malt behind it: roasty as well, but with enough sweetness to provide some basis. There's a hint of marshmallow and vanilla to it which is extremely pleasant. Overall, I love it—it's great stuff.

Taste is also good. Lighter in body, but with a persistence of roast and a slightly fruity tone to the coffee which gives some berry and stone fruit to the mix. It's a note which works against the straight, solid roast of the base, taking some of the edge off, and somehow softening it into a cohesive whole with the rest of the flavours. It's extremely well done.

Feel is very light: it actually works well enough, but perhaps only because the flavours are so well balanced.

Overall, though, this is yet another cracking beer from Moor. They have impressed me a huge amount with the few beers of theirs I've tried, and this is yet another data-point reinforcing what a fine brewery they are.

lacqueredmouse, Oct 02, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 660ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2013. Picked up a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. This is a limited collaborative brew between Moor and Arbor Ales - a coffee stout with some hops thrown in for extra flavour. Fusion delight....

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A dark brown hue that looks darker than a starless night. Yields a large head of creamy beige foam that hangs around for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Some lacing. A rich roma of roasted coffee, burnt grain, dark malt, faint chocolate, earthy yeast and some piny hop notes. It smells amazing.

Tastes of coffee, dark malt and hops, with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of intense roasted coffee beans, burnt grain, dark malt, a hint of molasses, faint chocolate, earthy yeast, a whisper of pine resin and mild stewed hops. Well attenuated and slightly acidic. A strident bitterness upon swallowing - both coffee and hops contribute to this. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with a slightly spicy quality. Nice carbonation and decent body. Highly astringent; dries the palate. Aftertaste of bitter roasted coffee/malt and faint yeast.

Boom - this beer packs a ton of flavour yet comes with a restrained ABV. It's a leaner English version of Beer Geek Breakfast. The flavour and aroma are dominated by coffee, but have a nice balance provided by the malt and hops. My only minor complaint is that the body seems too thin for the big flavour, but given the ABV this isn't surprising. A superb coffee stout. If coffee and beer hit your buttons then don't pass this over (should you be lucky enough to see it).

jazzyjeff13, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a small, light tan head.
Nose shows roasted coffee, some piny, spicy hops and mild roasted malt. The coffee note is lovely.
More coffee as a flavour, but not much malt present to back things up. Some piny hops.
Needs a thicker body.

CrazyDavros, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 660ml bottle into a pint glass and a snifter.

Pours a solid black colour with a tan head.

Smells strongly of coffee, with a hint of resinous hops.

Taste is very heavily centred around the coffee and bitter, burnt malts, with hops adding yet more bitterness, as well as a tad of freshness to balance the beer out. Thin texture but too flavoursome to become watery.

Overall a really nice beer, amazing considering the abv.

CwrwAmByth, Aug 04, 2013
Dark Alliance from Moor Beer Company
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