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Brewed by Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Abbotsford, Australia
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 462   ABV: 15.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel-Aged, Truffled Imperial Stout.


Lunkie's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lunkie (1472) - Glen Iris, - JAN 12, 2014
Malt spiritus aroma. Dark brown colour poor head & lacing. Malt herbal spiritus flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (430) - ESTONIA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours dark brown, beige head. Head is not too large and is gone fast. Aroma has some alcohol but also freshness. Dry bitter chocolate. Sweet fruits. Taste is quite intense, feels carbonated, has some liquorice, a lot of it. Still sweet but not so much at first, its coming out in later stages. Super strong bitter chocolate. Warming and excellent stuff for a cold day. Could be interesting to try a more aged version of this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Choos (644) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2014
Hard to fault with rich fudge and earthy notes in a powerful imperial stout. extremely long and beautifully balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyobon (977) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
(Bottle) Black with toffee colored small head. Nice rich complex aroma - caramel, wood, port. Full bodied, sticky, creamy with velvety carbonation. The taste is exceptional, so rich and complex. Clearly this is a very strong beer; there’s plenty of alcohol but well integrated with rich flavours. It’s sweet - dark roast malt, port, raisins, dark chocolate. There’s a lot more going on - the cognac is distinct and there’s a pleasant dark burnt toffee bitterness in the finish. An extraordinary beer - it has many of the characteristics of drinking a fortified wine, with the balance of alcohol and rich fruity sweetness; however there’s much more than that as it has pleasant carbonation and a more complex and extensive range of flavours. Very impressive.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (372) - Tasmania, - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle. Totally black with a decent brown head. Aroma is powerful cognac, fruity (plummy, raisins) chocolate, vanilla. Flavour is very sweet with bountiful cognac, slightly woody, chocolate, honey. Sweet to the point of being a little cloying, can detect only a hint of roast malt in this. Pretty boozy. Body is medium, quite high carbonation. Very nice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rickcobba (2) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2014 does not count
Jumping the shark’s absolute dominance shows where rate beer can often fail. This is by far one of the best on earth. 96 is far too low. To Ol Goliat having a rating of 99. I know what I prefer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maris (1025) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2014
From a 375ml bottle on 10/5/2014. Pours not far off black with a small dark tan head. Has a very pleasant aroma of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, cognac, dough and a dash of coffee. The Flavours are huge with sweet milk chocolate and caramel most prominent. This is joined by quite a bit of soy, some vanilla, wood, prunes, cognac and a touch of honey. There’s some roasty bitterness at the back but the sweetness prevails here - it’s a real dessert job. Whilst there’s certainly some cognac and booze present, it’s actually super easy drinking for something that’s over 15%. The palate approaches sticky and the carbonation is quite lively for an impy. Damn this is one impressive and enjoyable brew - definitely the best Moon Dog I’ve had to date. And it’s an ode to the Fonz, who appears on the label. I give it the big thumbs up and an ’ayyyy’.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PaB02 (13) - AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2014
Pours silky smooth and looks amazing. Thick head that dissipates into a black coffee looking head. Super rich stout with a woody caramel thing going on I'm guessing is the cognac/ truffle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2014
Pretty good for an imperial stout. It definitely packs a punch and has quite a smooth coffee flavour. I like it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3283) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours black with a sinister looking dark tan head which quickly disappears to a swirl. Nose is sweet vanilla and cookie dough. Fairly sweet but don’t get any truffle. Taste is very boozy with plenty of dry roast and bitter chocolate. A little one dimensional. The booze is taking over. Just ok

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
Glazed fruit aromas. Jet black colour with ok tan head. Plums, raisins and all the good warm Xmas things. Heavy warm body with med carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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