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Moonshine Chocolate & Orange Stout
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Brewed by Moonshine Brewery (prev Cambridge Moonshine)
Style: Stout
Fulbourn, England

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle & cask; Occasional.

A soft luxurious rounded & creamy dark beer. Loaded with chocolate, coffee & treacle flavours. The taste is soft & rounded, having a good hop balance with a hint of orange


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3553) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Intense bitter, dark chocolate, dry cacao, not getting much orange here. Hazy dark brown, small, frothy, beige head. Harsh bitter. Bitterness carries on relentlessly, bitter chocolate, medium duration and bodied. OK Stout, too bitter, feels slightly out of balance. Cask at GBBF16, Olympia.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2975) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016, Olympia, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes quite similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, slight orange. It is OK but I expected a lot more from a 6.7% stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4438) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2015
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and cacao. Sweet malty flavour, light coffee, caramel, hint of orange. Light bitter finish, coffee and cacao.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13600) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2015
Gravicask (CWAF2015)
Dark, but almost no head. Nice mellow roasty aroma, dark, hinting at chocolate. Nice roasty body, but a bit flat in the body. Finish is long and roasty too. Suspect this wasn’t at peak condition.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2014, 12/08/14. Pours a dark reddy brown with a tan head. Light, dark malt aroma with a light chocolate. Light to medium body, light carbonation. Light lemon, some light chocolate, a touch of coffee. It’s thin, not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2260) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Cask at GBBF ’14. Dark, dark brown, khaki head. Lovely. The aroma is surprisingly slight. Coffee seems to dominate over any chocolate/citrus aromas which are present but don’t really assert themselves. Taste us a little bit better. Bittersweet chocolate competes with a fruity bitter/sour. Thinner palette than I expected. Right amount of natural carbonation. Very short finish. Good overall but I was expecting more considering the description and the ABV. There just needs to be a bit more of everything.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12420) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Cask - Bittersweet chocolate and some roast malts. Jet black with a decent brown head. Dark roast and some dark fruit. No orange for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark brown black colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dusty, chocolate, fruity - orange - citrus notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130901]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (17427) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate and a little dough. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. Soft. 240913

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (13638) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 Bottle shared by Fonefan at his place. Pitch black color, small beige to light brown head. Aroma has malts, dark malts, lightly something fruity that I totally didn’t expect. Taste malts, dark malts, just a slight fruity touch, a bit earthy. Average body, a bit low carbobated. [7-3-6-2-11=2.9] -- Re-rate August 2014: Sampled @ GBBF. Very dark brown to black color, small beige to light brown head. Aroma is mostly malts and roast, taste is malts, earthy, roasty, earthy bitter. I don’t get any of the orange if that is supposed to be in there. Average to medium body and carbonation.


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