Dark Moor | Kelburn Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kelburn Brewing Company
Scotland, United Kingdom
kelburnbrewery.com

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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pDev:
16.43%
 
 
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev +5%
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.
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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 -8.1%

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 +11.4%

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of BlackHaddock
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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 -35.1%
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 +13.1%
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 +20.6%
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 -15.6%
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: 3.59 out of 5 with 9 ratings