Black Cat | Moorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd

BA SCORE
86
very good
214 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd
England, United Kingdom
moorhouses.co.uk

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
214
Reviews:
166
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.23%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Beginner2
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On the 1001. My review to come.
Reviewed in Roger Prost's CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die."

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Euroglot
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Kind of nice! A dark brown ale with no head. Smells of earth and wood. Maybe some tea. Taste is similar with some ash. Thin, watery and no carbonation. Seems to work. Nice pint!

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice color to this, pour is slightly more ruby than mahogany. No head or retention to speak of. Aroma is the best part - full of toffee, cocoa, and malt. Very similar to Dark Island on the nose, but even weaker, somewhat watery in flavors that are just too light for my liking. Fairly pleasant malty finish.

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Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours cola brown with a paltry quarter-finger head that quickly flattens out to a thin, broken layer of surface suds. A few spots here and there is all you get for lace.

Smell - Mild notes of toffee and chocolate with a bit of earth.

Taste - starts with mild toffee and caramel malt notes backed by a moderate amount of earthy, nutty character, like liking a walnut shell. Faint traces of chocolate. Finish has a light staleness.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with low to moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall - The bottle says it has rich flavor, but I found it mostly bland and uninspiring. It's a fair beer that will be quickly forgotten.

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3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Porter-like dark coloration with a standard 2 finger high head of shell beige. Quite a bit of lacing gets stuck to the glass.

The roasted malts are full and centered adding a light coffee ground, baker's chocolate, browned toast and golden raisins into the mix.

Smooth grains, essence of raisin bran with iced coffee, medium toast and pleasant acidity. Finishes with that roasted acidity and earthy hops, lightly balanced, bitterness and clean finish.

Light and easy with substance, it's a damn shame this style gets passed over.

A terrific easy drinker when you need something dark and alot of it. The nose and flavor gives me that satisfying dose of roasted malt and coffee nuances with a lighter body.

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3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of QUINNY0960
4.73/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

One of my favourite brews to date and it's a local beer for me

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Photo of chogm54
3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Black, pours a thin offwhite head. Smell of roasted malt and dark choc. The taste is similar, with a real dry finish (like cooking chocolate). Low carbonation, feels very watery. Ok if you are after a mid strength dark ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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2.6/5  rDev -32.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Black Cat from Moorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd
3.83 out of 5 based on 214 ratings.
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