Crazy Mountain Cara de Luna
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This mutt of a beer is truly unique, just like its name’s origin. Cara de Luna comes from a childhood nickname that founder Marisa’s dad came up with to describe her incredibly round and full face. The phrase is Spanish for "Face of the Moon." We take German hops, Belgian Malt, and American yeast to make this Black German Pale Ale. A light mouthfeel lends itself to the soft maltiness and distinct smooth hop character. Leaving convention behind, this beer paves its own path....just like Marisa and her big ol’ face.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brouwerij (884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 Bottle thanks to Jesse. Pours brown with lasting, fine tan head. Aroma is roasted, burnt, chocolate. Flavor is roasted, toffee, with a citrus, hoppy, toasted malt, nutty, roasted, mild coffee finish. Was looking for more roast and less hops. Somewhat of a mess of flavors. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and crisp texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puboflyons (1873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 19, 2013
From the 650 ml. bottle. It pours nice with a dark brown to black look and along lasting foamy tan head. The aroma is off though. Maybe some acetaldehyde. Just smells like sour fruit rather than what I expect a Porter to smell like. The body is about average in the medium range. Because the aroma is so of...so is the flavor. Very difficult to find malts. I mostly find sour green apples. It might have been a bad bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought roast, dark chocolate, hints of slight grass, spice notes, hints of coffee in there as well. Taste is spice, grass, slight fruit into dark chocolate, coffee and roast, finishing slightly bitter, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
On tap. Lagering for this black as night brew works pretty well. Easy drinker

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (134) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Light black color. Non existent head. Tastes like watered down coffee. Pretty roasted overtones. Like a stout, but not creamy at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Black pour khaki head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, ash, and bitter. Easy palate, heavy roast, malts, ash, bitter, light hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (644) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bomber bottle poured a clear dark deep brown hue w/ a large fizzy tan head, medium retention w/ good lacing. Medium aromas of roasted coffee, figs, leather, and peppery hops. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a light bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are a roast you would expect from a stout, chocolate, grain, coffee, and a light lime citrus. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, and a light dryness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
22oz bottle pours a viscous, opaque black with some cloudy, brown head. Nose is sweet, crackers, brown bread, a little cake icing. Flavor is malty, sweet, toasty, roasty, caramel, molasses, black pepper. Medium bodied, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2480) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2013
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, beige head, with some lacing, over a dark brown (SRM 35) body....nose is roasted malt with coffee, light chocolate, with light hop spice, finishing with hints of lactose, and a slight organic, rubber tone........taste is roasted dark roasted malts with medium coffee, lighter chocolate, moderate sweetness throughout, leading to a medium hop roasted malt bitterness.....mouth feel medium, minimal astringency, slightly sticky, carbonation adds acid tingle with a clean finish. This falls well within the style of a Robust Porter. The roasted malt back bone is dominant, but not overly so, and the hops, while in the back ground make their presence known. There is the slight off note in the aroma, but it is otherwise a well made beer. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
22oz bottle, thanks travlr. Medium tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some milk chocolate, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some milk chocolate, roast. Medium body, light stickiness.

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