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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This pitch black milk stout is teaming with rich roasted malt and coffee flavors. The addition of milk sugar tames these intense flavors with a silky sweetness. A very easy drinking, full bodied beer. This beer gets its’ name from the Milwaukee landmark, the Allen-Bradley clock tower, who locals fondly call “Polish Moon”.


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1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle. So, I don’t know if this beer simply sucks, or the source it was obtained from was bad. This beer was quite metallic in flavor. And the smell also metallic. Perhaps some bad water? Anyway, the beer was barely drinkable until some hot Anodyne coffee was poured into the beer to salvage the $5 price of the beer at an event. I digress, I know, but I will not be drinking this beer ever again.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dekester1 (312) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Poured a very dark brow - nearly black - with a light beige head that quickly faded to lacing. Aroma was of roasted malts. Taste was also of roasted malts with hints of smokiness and coffee and a mild to moderate hop finish. Palate was decent. Overall, a very drinkable and smooth milk stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2499) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2014
On draft at Milwaukee Ale House. The beer is black with a small beige cap. Roast and chocolate, slightly sweet. Really straightforward beer. Easy drinking and sessionable. Smooth on the palate, finishing with just a hint of lactic character. A tad sweet with some chocolate milk characteristics. One of the better beers from MKE.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GJF (1245) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
On tap at the Milwaukee Ale House. Some nice roast malt flavors, but I’m torn because this is in no way a sweet stout or milk stout. It’s a good roasty porter. I’d give it above a 3 for flavor, but a 2.5 for style at best.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4716) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Dark brown coloured body with a muddy brown and ruby tint near the bottom , all with a super thick, frothy, seven centimetre tall brown head. Aroma of yeast, milk, cream, raisins, nuts, earth and some light pit fruits. Medium-bodied; Chewy creamy and milky flavour with a lot of lactic notes, some nuts and earth, but a lot of roasted malt flavour showing at first and a good deal of sweetness from peanuts and hazelnuts also around the corner. Aftertaste shows some deeper malty and earthy finishes and a rich sweetness from oatmeal and some lighter cherry and fruit flavours. Overall, a rather full flavoured stout or porter with a light finish and a very creamy flavour throughout - nice and well-rounded. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Binny’s in Chicago (South Loop), Illinois on 21-August-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 30-May-2014.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aluicious (3) - - NOV 30, 2013 does not count
Bottle picked up in northern Wisconsin - taste was good, a very respectable roasty coffee/chocolate flavor with enough smoothness to claim milk stout status, but lost major points for the ridiculous amount of head. Seriously, I could have filled 6 glasses with one bottle, so voluminous was the foam. Even drinking straight from the bottle the foam filled my mouth making it difficult to enjoy the flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (1119) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2013
A decent mill stout. Strong beer with a smokey finish. Pours very dark like Guinness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrjaxson (292) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Perhaps I should just stop drinking milk stouts. They look good and smell but have a disappointingly thin and watery consistency and flushed out taste with just a wisp of flavor. Polish Moon follows that formula plus is burdened with a cute name (which almost always means a lousy product).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
akoeninger (419) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Dark brown. Smells like deep roasted coffee and milk. A nice roasted flavor with milk sweetness, silky and thick. Easy drinking and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hector60 (2) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013 does not count
Dark beautiful and bold. I love the full taste and smooth finish. Couldnt ask for a better stout

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sjohnny (368) - - MAY 31, 2013
Roasty burnt toast aroma. Pours very dark brown with a creamy light tan head. Very smooth. A little bit of coffee slight bitterness. Toasty. Not bad.


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