Tuesday, 20 March 2012

REVIEW #76: Amoor / Peat Porter (Moor Brewing Co.)

Pours ruddy brown with a slow forming and equally slow leaving beige head. It possesses a sweet milk chocolate and espresso aroma mix. Starts off dry with fruit cake flavours apparent prior to it changing direction in the finish where the juice is let loose; candied fruit & glace cherry notes come to the fore leaving a saccharine after-taste. Satisfyingly bitter at the end too. The body is a little on the thin side, a little 'spritzy', but never watery. The strength of this beer lies in its balance; both hop and malt work in perfect synchronicity.

Moor Brewing Co. started back in 1996 on a dairy farm in Somerset. They began to have national success in the early noughties and upon relaunching and remarketing in 2007 have gained a formidable worldwide reputation. Moor have taken to calling this beer Peat Porter but don't let that fool you as there is no 'peated' malt added a la St. Peter's Suffolk Smokey (highly recommended). Even so, it is packed with flavour... I'm pleased to say this one lives up to the hype. Appreciate the 66cl bottle too.
  • MALTS: chocolate, pale, crystal, wheat
  • IBU: ?
  • ABV: 4.7%`


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