BREWER: Moor Beer Company, Bristol, England
VESSEL: 330ml tin
DATE OF POST: 12th December 2020
When this can landed in my hands, without anything to instantly pull me in or intrigue me, I kind of just… put it in the MOB test cupboard and forgot about it.
But when test day eventually arrived things were suddenly a little different to those initial thoughts. The packaging was way better than I had initially given it credit for. It’s subtle yet complex, not striking but understated and classy.
And I have to say this theme rolls on into the beer too. There is no fuss. No fanfare. No snazzy flavour bursts or trying too hard to be different and be noticed. Nope, none of that, just a flippin good stout. There is a soft and light texture to this beer but the flavour is not compromised because of this. As a negative I think I want a bit more punch from the aftertaste to really underline the quality of this beer. Do not get me wrong, the aftertaste is good, just needs to be a little bigger – so to speak.
A very decent offering from Moor Beer Company and one I would love to get stuck into by a fire in a cosy west country pub.
Jymi’s Rating: 79%
Simply named this beer might be. But simple in design, it ain’t.
Let’s begin with the name: Stout. It says it as it is. Job done. No messing around. Name it as it is and get on with the real business of designing and brewing a beer.
So, the design: Stout is naturally carbonated. It’s a live beer. Store it upright for the best results.
It’s clear to see that the Moor Beer Company are putting all their eggs into one basket. And that basket is clearly the taste one. How does Stout stack up?
Well, the nose is heavy in burnt coffee. It’s dark and tempting and has all the hallmarks of a stout.
Stout is most definitely complex. It’s well brewed and has depth of flavour. Rich oats come through with the dark taste of coffee. And this is good. However, Stout’s strength is somehow it’s weakness too. The live nature of this beer adds so much to the flavour but it also makes it one for the odd occasion, not for an everyday beer. Still, this is a good stout. It’s just one you might reach for on the rare occasion or one to show off to your friends.
Sammy’s Rating: 80%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 79.5%
MOB review next weekend: IMPERIAL STOUT by NØGNE Ø
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