Fullsteam Working Manís Lunch
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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The concept: a low-alcohol creamy dark ale with flavors of R.C. Cola and MoonPies ó the foundation of the Southís 15-cent working manís lunch. No, thereís no actual MoonPie in this beer ó instead, we brew with chocolate husks from Raleighís great artisan chocolate-maker, Escazu. Enjoy a lunch break for a new era. Go ahead, boss man: have your three martinisÖ weíll have a Working Manís Lunch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Draft for the bourbon barrel version black as night. Good lacing brown head. The porter actually overpowers the bourbon. Not sure if that's good or not. Even the aroma lacks the typical bourbon smell. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Tap at Sandwhich in Chapel Hill NC. Pours a clear, deeper cola red. Rockier, creamy head. Sheets of lace. Nose is quite sweet, big sugar, light saltwater/sweat. Taste is decently thick chocolate porter up front finishing mealy apple, chalk, minerals. Odd aftertaste. Similar to Caribbean milk stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - SEP 30, 2012
On tap. Dark brown pour with a thick brown top. Scent is caramel and chocolate. Taste is chocolate and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3069) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Pours very dark with a small head. Good level of smokiness to it, though it was poured a little warm for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7941) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large creamy light brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and a fruity finish. The taste is chocolate, tart cherries, stone fruits and a slightly vegetal note. Medium bodied and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3874) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Draught @ Aliviaís. Sits garnet brown in the glass with ruby edges and one finger of sandstone tan head. Nose shows a light roasty character with notes of toasted grain and chocolate. Some fruity esters coming through and a hint of diacetyl. Flavor is well represented by the aroma in that you taste everything you smell and vice versa. Toasty with notes of semis-sweet bakers chocolate and herbal hops. Is the alcohol correctly listed here? Didnít seem like 6% and it does say low alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerme31 (451) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2011
draft. Pours brown with medium thin tan head. Chocolate and dark fruit aroma. Flavor is quite sweet, tastes like soda with chocolate thrown in. Medium light body and thin texture, soft carbonation, and abrupt finish. Goes down like flat soda. Interesting overall, not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Draft at brewery. It smells like a chocolate moon pie with this kind of grain y husky thing. Pours very dark with a thin brown head. Very dry chocolate notes on the tongue. Not getting much rc cola. Finishes clean.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Great beer. The flavors in this ale weakens the heart of any true southerner, itís take me back home MoonPie taste is excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Thanks to bmanning for opening this growler to start off a recent tasting. Served in a snifter. Pours near black with a short tan head that leaves behind a tad bit of lacing and has a nice tan collar throughout the brew. The nose is pretty nice with a bit of roast and chocolate plus some mild German yeast characteristics. A bit of banana in there, though not really any clove. They certainly hit their description, though Iím not sure how well it works. The flavor is fairly roasty, though it is pretty light as well. Faint dark chocolate notes throughout as well as a lingering yeast presence. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is pretty good. Certainly unique. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 01-16-2011

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