Brewed by Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Style: American Strong Ale
Abbotsford, Australia
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Maris' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maris (1225) - Canberra, - JAN 26, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 27/1/2013. Pours a murky cola colour with a biggish head that disappears quite quickly. Had a modest caramel malt aroma with a hint of dark fruit. The flavour follows suit, with some caramel sweetness, some prune and date, and a bit of chocolate and brown sugar. Couldnít detect any Belgian character to it at all. Finishes with medium to big slightly roasty bitterness. I found this to be ridiculously over-carbonated, which refused to settle down despite being left in the glass for ages. Even without the explosion of bubbles making it hard to down, it comes across as a bit pedestrian. Rather disappointing given the Moon Dog Love Tap I just downed previously was rather good. Perhaps one for a re-rate just in case it was a dud bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 5, 2015
bottle from the prince of wales in newcastle. dark brown, murky with a frothy brown head; plenty of rye bread dough in the aroma along with a bit of over-ripe banana, cocoa powder, sherbet; slightly gluggy texture; somewhat salty, hinting at a touch of smoked malt with some caramel, decent bitterness; curious at the very least

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1675) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2015
330mL bottle from Slowbeer. I must confess, Iíd tried this beer last week at the brewery itself, but there was one sitting in the fridge awaiting rating - so I digress. Looks the goods - deep brown, inch of dense tan head hangs around, leaving good lace. Nose is quite intense - spicy, grassy, woody, passionfruity, lemony hops, rich dark caramels, biscuit, touch of roast nuttiness. Body is chewy, somewhat creamy, rather sumptuous without being overly rich, moderate carbonation. Punches a bit harder on the body - chocolatey, biscuity, toasted nutty, dark caramel malts lay the foundation for resiny, grassy, spicy, citrus hops. Lots of bitterness, lots of structure, some fruity ester undertones there too. Heaps going on, heaps to enjoy - that 8% abv goes completely unnoticed! Fantastic stuff, these guys are insane but they brew some amazing beers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theodopilos (64) - - AUG 8, 2015
2 bottles from the wine emporium Brisbane,in a glass this looks like a stout, I can smell whisky aromas and whisky flavours, excellent lacing, this is a bloody shit hot beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
R4N5H (409) - SINGAPORE - JUL 5, 2015
Beerfest Asia, Singapore on 28/06/15. 33cl bottle. Full bodied and mecium carbonation. A hazy dark chocolate colour with a frothy off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, malt, chocolate and pine. Full flavour profile - a wonderful malt backbone, chocolate, caramel, a little coffee, spices and lots of hops. A lovely hoppy brown ale with a bittersweet spicy finish. Pretty damn good. Well done Moon Dog!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alberti92 (159) - - FEB 4, 2015
bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. pours a dark murky brown with a thin tan head. aroma is strong citrus with hints of resin, chocolate and coffee appearing in the background. Body is full and carbonation is moderate. taste is citrusy and resinous with hints of bitter coffee and burnt toast. enjoyed this a lot!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrbaker81 (8) - - OCT 27, 2014 does not count
Pours a deep chocolate, with a decent head. Sweet confectioners chocolate on the nose and a hint of biscuit. Big roasted notes on the palate pushing through chocolate and coffee, with a drying almost tannic finish. Quite bitter helping a long finish. Carbonation is a little high but good stuff

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mydogjet (39) - - OCT 9, 2014
Lovely dark chocolate colour with an off white quickly dissipating head. Hints of coffee and biscuit on the nose with a beautiful, smooth, rich coffee and chocolate taste. This beer is really smooth. I love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (1161) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a thick lasting tan head, laces well, huge malty aroma with a hint of spice, roasted malt flavours and a medium bitterness on the back palate. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cjldm (55) - - AUG 9, 2014
Works out as a bitter English brown ale with Belgian yeast flavours and dark coffee-chocolate and caramel in the mix. Enjoyable for winter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgb1991 (131) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2014
Big rich roasted nutty flavours. Has a warming feeling. A nice change from a style that I typically find watery and bland.

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