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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Up front coffee, very little hop presence, strong coffee finish. Overall drank like a porter with a small bit of hopping, but still a good beer. Black IPA seems like a stretch.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (2671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pour is clear, deep brown with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Coffee, grassy, roasted malty, somewhat chocolatey, and bready aroma. Taste is cocoa nibs - not sweet - espresso, toasty, light caramel and brown sugar with a light bitter finish. Full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (763) - Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Tap. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very caramel and chocolate, vanilla, sweet, nutty. Taste is a bit roasty, lots of caramel and vanilla, very desserty. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2250) - New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottled. Pours dark. Big beige head. Kind of a weird malty grainy aroma. Weird citrus and malts.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
radarsock (914) - Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Purchased from Cigarette City. $4.99 or the 650 mL bottle. Not the best thing in the world, but, hell, support local. Why the hell not? Brian poured this down the drain; I choked this down. This was only amusing for a few minutes. To Chimay goblet, it pours a mahogany-tinted blackish brown with a beige head half a finger in length. Aromas of black olives, white truffles, vegetation, white chocolate, LME, and stale blackberries. Tastes the same with the addition of grill char, russet potatoes, banana peppers. Kind of a "WTF" beer, but interesting nontheless.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
WillRunForBeer (677) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bomber shared by Radarsock, thanks! Pours black with a big beige head. Um, there’s black olives in the aroma. Not promising. Maybe some smoke as well. There’s citrus, coffee bitter, and more olive in the taste. Nope. Can’t do it. Drain.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3729) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2014
650 ml. Pours opaque black with a lasting shaving of foam. Aroma is a pleasant mix of vanilla, chocolate and toasted malt. Tastes of earthy toasted malt, vanilla, cocoa, charred popcorn and some light notes of tart berry that become more prominent in the finish. Light-medium body has too much fizz and flares up in the mouth, but the lightly astringent roast and a touch of sourness provides a decent balance to the overall malty sweetness. Interesting brew that seems more like an Americanized, hopped-up Schwarzbier than a Porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brouwerij (929) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puboflyons (2147) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnmike (1032) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
On tap. Lagering for this black as night brew works pretty well. Easy drinker


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