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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Our tribute to the Southern tradition of an RC Cola and a MoonPie. We brew Working Manís Lunch beer with biscuity malts, vanilla, and chocolate nibs from Raleighís own Escazu Artisan Chocolates. We then get a little zany and brew with a German Weizen (Weihenstephan) yeast strain to lighten the beer up and impart estery banana and clove notes. The dark beer for íround the year!
Availability: year-round, 22oz bombers at our tavern and select markets, including the Durham Farmerís Market. 5.7% ABV.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3524) - Lewisburg, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8981) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3790) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UNCCTF (493) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Black with some light barely coming through the glass. Strong aroma and flavor of chocolate and banana, with a sweet finish. Iím a big fan of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2010
WBF Brown pour with a fluffy khaki colored head. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate and light cream. Body is thin even for a 6% beer. Light roast, chocolate, and light licorice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4136) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3155) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 On tap at the brewery. Looks more like a brown ale. Dark brown with lots of light showing through and a smallish head. "Creamy stout"? Not so much, really. Nose shows some cola and slight chocolate. Mostly just dark malts with slight chocolate notes and some cola. Thin palate. Nothing more than just okay. RE-RATE: I guess they worked some issues out on this beer; sampled again at the tavern, and Iíll probably drink next time Iím there as well. Re-branded (accurately) as a "dark ale" as well. Pours with a head and a decent mouthfeel now; tastes subtly like a moon-pie: notes of graham cracker, marshmallow, vanilla, and chocolate. Not bad.

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