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

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours Muddy, Black, Brown, Average Head, Creamy, Good Lacing, Head Lingers. Aromas of Citrus, Average Hops, Herbs, Pine, Perfume. Medium-lively carbonation, medium light body, soft chalky mouthfeel, clean and earthy. Lightly Sweet Finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cjldm (40) - - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgb1991 (112) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
whoisghost (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
Way over carbonated, beer went everywhere upon opening too. Was excited by appearance and aroma to be hugely let down by taste and palate. Extremely bitter, none of the smoothness suggested by other reviewers. Must have been a bad bottle - undrinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (597) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
On tap at Moondog bar Aroma: chocolate App: dark brown slight tan head Flavour: grainy chocolate biscuit Palate: medium mouthfeel ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ngejo (232) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 19, 2014
Tap. Hazy, brown, tan foam, caramel, lightly bitter, light sweetness, light body, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
orange_3084 (92) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2014
Hazy dark brown colour with thin-medium tan head. Slightly sour cocoa nose. Citrus trying to come through, but is masked by the malt. Taste has nice complexity. Bitter chocolate with bread and dark toffee. Coats the palate nicely and has a lingering finish. Itís something different, but maybe not to my tastes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
TourDeBeer (116) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2014
on opening, beer everywhere. What an absolute mess and terrible way to start enjoying a beer. choc, carmamel and smoky aromaís, huge carbonation, battling with carbonation and froth to actually taste this. Fizzy is an understatement. Gave it the paint shaker for 5 minutes. Smooth to taste, medium sweetness, a slight bitter finish. Carbonation was dreadful, fix that and you have a pretty decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (4590) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2014
23/XII/13 - 330ml bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2013-1171) Thanks to Bo for bringing the bottle to Belgium!

Little cloudy brown beer, huge aery fizzy beige head, bit adhesive. Aroma: coffee, mocha, bit dirty, bread, sugary, burnt caramel, sourish, something rotten and unpleasant. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: mocha, coffee, bit sour, burnt toast, overripe banana. Aftertaste: bitter hops, sourish, lots of coffee, mocha, bit of caramel, overripe fruits, dry hoppy bitterness, some citrus, burnt malts. Nope, although itís not bad, Iím not a fan of this thing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinhol (265) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2013
330 mil bottle from the Park Hotel aroma is rosted Malts and brandy dark brown with small off white head taste is smooth malty taste with some fruity good beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (325) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2013
330ml bottle into a tulip. Cool label art as always.

Pours a dark almost opaque brown with a finger of white head that fades to a cap.

A very malt driven nose, with sweetness, some strawberry lollies, a touch of chocolate, some plum and brandy, just a hint of some floral hoppiness and a good dose of funkiness.

First sip is really impressive. Attack is sweet with some plum and brown sugar on the mid palate. Thereís also a bit of orange and grapefruit from the hops on the mid palate. Finish starts of sweet, but this gives way to a really lovely roasted toasted malt character, and really funky flavour with a bit of hop resin just for fun.

Beer is medium bodied, but the mouthfeel is slightly slick and oily.

This is a really weird and wonderful beer. Itís worthing drinking just for the crazy combination, but itís surprisingly complex and tasty.


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