beerme31 (534) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
DiarmaidBHK (3599) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. The flavors in this ale weakens the heart of any true southerner, itís take me back home MoonPie taste is excellent!
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
OldGrowth (2827) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old note, @ Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet, roasty, cola, chocolate. Dark orangy brown color, pinhead and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Tasty, easy to drink, definitely got the cola and moon pie notes, fun brew.
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Sandwhich. Pours like RC Cola with just a tad more body. Kind of a light bodied brown ale, easy drinking. Chocolate husks are present but not overwhelming. Lacking any sort of direction or complexity. An easy sipper which I guess fits the name if you have some work you gotta get done in the afternoon.
chandler0201 (648) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour with tan head and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate and some malt, flavor is very watery and thin. Definitely donít get the moon pie flavors at all.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Interesting that this ale, too, has been redescribed and recategorized. Itís good that FS no longer identifies this as a stout, as absolutely everyone seemed to find it more of a brown ale (given its fairly thin body, etc.). Clear medium-brown pour with little carbonation. Very modest chocolate notes in the nose, with some hints of the malt profile of the base brown. Was really hoping for more creamy consistency in the body, but alas it was disappointing in this regard. Some cola notes along with the choc, but the flavor too was fairly anonymous.
phaleslu (7104) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pint at the brewery. Pours a mostly clear brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of earth, bananas, chocolate, yeast, sweet malts, clove, and leafy, earthy notes. Flavor of caramel and chocolate malts, earth, soda, bananas, and sweet bread. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a sweet, earthy mouthfeel. This one is all over the place, and not nearly as chocolate-forward as it should have been based on the description.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Small tan head sits on a semi-translucent chocolate brown colored base. Sharp carbonation mutes the initial flavor, then transitions into a roasty chocolate-malt and coffee flavor profile. Somewhat thin body, though a delicious flavor and a very clean finish. I honestly didnít know there was chocolate in this beer since it in no way shines. It tastes good, but more comes across as a standard session stout/porter than chocolate ale.