Dark Moor | Kelburn Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kelburn Brewing Company
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 04-26-2005

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

4.5 4 3.8 5 3.8
Dark brown body with orange highlights. Durable, Well proportioned and creamy bone-colored head. Sticky lacing covered about half of the glass by the end.
The aroma is more hoppy than malty but this is reversed in the flavor. The flavor is also a bit more mild but has plenty of medium and medium-dark malt flavor.

O Excellent for style.

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Photo of charlatan
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%

At 'spoons in Paisley. Brick red colour, lemony nose (was struggling to find much of a smell here tbh). Seems to go through citric astringency, fruitiness, biscuitiness, caramel (that bit a disappointment), then some bitterness. Spicy hops become apparent the more I drink.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BlackHaddock
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

36th CAMRA Cotswold beer festival (July 2012) in the lovely 15th century Tithe Barn: the setting for my tasting of this beer.

Gravity poured pint: looked like the colour was mahogany in the barn, more chestnut in the bright sunlight outside, the off-white head didn’t change colour or hang around long.

Fruit loaf smell, a sweet fruit loaf at that: the taste followed on giving me a lovely malt laden mouthful after mouthful: if I hadn’t been on a mission to try a few more brews this would have been my afternoon tipple of choice at the festival.

Good body depth and with enough flavour to keep me happy: I prefer maltier, slightly sweet beers compared to the dry, bitter, citrusy hop beers anyway.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.33/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes. Served at Blackfriar's pub in Glasgow, from a cask.

A: Thin pathetic head. Dark amber colour. Somewhat inviting.

Sm: Light clean scent of barley. Standard fare. A bit bland for a cask ale.

T: Unremarkable open to relatively balanced body with standard malty amber taste. Some light hops. Empty, disappointing finish.

Mf: Very smack-your-lips crisp, but too watery and smooth. Above all it's almost flat; pathetic and unacceptable for a cask ale. Perhaps Blackfriar's pub stores it incorrectly.

Dr: Too expensive (even in Glasgow) for its low profile and quality. Whatever you brew, be confident and bold, not flavourless and flat.

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Photo of champ103
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the Cafe Royal in Edinburgh.

A: Pours a dark amber brown color. A two finger tan head forms with great retention. The foam stays all the way through the pint. Excellent sticky, spiderweb looking lace is left behind.
S: Lightly toasted and caramel malt. Cereal and grain as well.
T: A very clean malty flavor. Toasted and caramel malt. A really enjoyable sweetness that never becomes cloying. Light on the hops, as the style should be.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Creamy and very smooth. Easy to drink. I can quaff several with no problem.

I like this a lot. It is very simple, but really enjoyable. A well made Dark Mild.

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Photo of seanyfo
4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint served by handpump in the Cafe Royal in Edinburgh.

A- Dark mahogany body, with a 2 finger creamy sustained tan head. Producing good creamy lacing.

S- Sweet candies and sugary plum notes.

T- Sweet christmas cake type notes fade to a bready nuttiness. A bitter floral hop note lingers on.

M- Light yet full bodied. Creamy

D- A lovely flavoursome dark ale that is light in the stomach. Very moreish and interesting for a session.

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Photo of gentlebubbles
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

NERAX 2005

A reddish clear cola color, with a low off-white head barely tinted with ecru.

Light caramel aroma with a medicinal spike through the middle.

Rather a hot bite of grassy herbal hops over light caramel, a combination I'm not sure I've encountered before.

Light-bodied with low carbonation. It's interesting for a moment, but I feel somewhat let down by it.

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Dark Moor from Kelburn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 10 ratings