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Half Moon Brewery The KokoMonster

Half Moon Brewery The KokoMonster
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Be afraid! Be very afraid, The Kokomonster is here! A strong ale that’s amber in color with a slightly sweet and malty flavor. It goes down smooth and easy, but packs a powerful punch. Be careful with this one as it weighs-in at a monstrous 8.0% ABV.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3606) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
Draft: Pours nearly clear gold with a small off-white head. Caramel and berry scents. Taste is sweet caramel and cherry malt... very good...easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5357) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Draft to taster at Half Moon. Looks solid; not like an American Strong Ale though (although that may be what someone classified it as due to the abv and a lack of description of the style). A transparent golden orange with eggshell lacing. Smells sweet and malty. Tastes like it smells with a bit of unaversive booziness. Solid on the palate. Solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Draft. Cherry malt aroma. Medium yellow with small head. Sweet light cherry and toffee malt flavor. Unbelievably smooth - would never have believed that this was an 8% beer. Very nicely done.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2950) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2013
On tap at the brewpub
The strongest beer available at the time was a half decent shot at a high gravity release. It has a few weaknesses but at least on draft it was not hard to finish a few ounces. If not for the previous samples I might have been able to even finish a whole pint. Stick the wheats unless you need to tick everything though.

Aroma / Appearance - A caramel bronze base with fluid legs hangs around. The smell of cherry Twizzlers, malt, and sweet fresh fruit give it some needed depth. It lacks a cohesive character though that defines it overall.

Flavor / Palate - Malty cherries, red licorice, and the warmth of ethanol fill the mouth with a boozy texture. The caramel driven finish isn’t that bad but at the same time it does not really inspire more reflection. For an 8% ABV tap this is on the simple side. It wasn’t bad; at the same time there is nothing interesting here.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 25, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of frothy fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a uncarbonated transparent golden brown colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy and floral. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild spice hops and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3570) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2012
tap at Ft Wayne OktoBeerfest - Pours light and hazy amber-orange with a dense head that laces well. The aroma is of caramel malt with indistinct fruit character. It has a very sweet flavor with a tasty chocolate character, a medium to full body, and lingering caramel/cocoa. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Tap at brewery. Very light caramel malt, citrus, floral hops aroma. Medium amber with a small off-white head, creamy lacing. Sweet buttery caramel malt, floral hops, and alcohol flavor. Medium body with some alcohol warmth.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
On tap nours golden brown. Citrusy strong ale. Alcohol prevalent throughout. Acidic. Slight caramel taste at the end.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Nothing special here, a monster of beer in terms of alcohol. Aroma is sweet, color is amber. Mostly alcohol with a sweet aftertaste. Moderate hops and malt. Would not have again. Any brewer can add a high amount of sugar adjuncts and malt to create a beer with high alcohol content and no taste, but why would you want to?

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Yikes. Vegtables and a lot of them. This should be labled as malt liquor, as there are no notable qualities to this other than high alcohol.


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