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Moon River Black River Imperial Stout

Moon River Black River Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2012
...had it at the brewbup but donít remember much about it. Had a dark opaque black with almost no head. Had dark roasted malts in there, but not overwhelming. It was pretty good from what I remember.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Not good for an imperial stout. Full bodied, but not a whole lot going on. Sweet, alcoholic taste and aroma. Dark fruit flavor. Not especially creamy. Needed some other flavors, too bland for an imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3404) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2008
On tap at Moon River Brewing. Arrived at the table black with no head except for a very thin ring that left a few spots of lace. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and licorice. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Similar to the porter with a fuller, more dense mouthfeel. Some alcohol reminiscent of chocolate liquer emerges at the finish as the bere warms.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2764) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2008
tap. This is an inky black stout with a suspiciously even tan head. It almost looks like the work of nitrogen except for the tell tale bubbles slowly rising from the murky depths. The aroma is tremendously nutty with espresso and vanilla wafers. Carbonation is very low and the viscous body has a very slick and creamy mouthfeel. A well balanced delivery of espresso, brownies, walnuts, and baking chocolate are in the flavor. I enjoyed this a great deal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Pitch black pour. Large dark brown head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Thin coffee flavor with a long, bitter, smoky finish. For some reason, this beer just didnít do it for me. It wasnít bad by any stretch of the imagination, but wasnít memorable either.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11520) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Brown-black body with small brown head. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, light chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, coffee liqueur, cocoa. Smooth medium body, low carbonation. The alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering. Seems very similar to the Captainís porter, just a little stronger.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2008
From two different night at the brewpub, first poured in a pint glass, second from a wine goblet. Pours a dense black with a thick huge creamy head. At first the aroma is very harsh and acidic, but settles down after a bit and has lots of chocolate malt and roasted grains. Thick body that has lots of chocolate malt and roasted grains in the taste, also. Finishes up with a bitter hoppy creamy aftertaste. This is not the greatest Impy I have had, but a creative departure from some of the rather bland beer I find this brewery makes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2004
This pours pitch black and has a nice, dense, lasting tan foam head. The aroma is rich, chocolate, overripe fruit, a bit of char. Thereís also a slightly winey character (almost port) in there as well. The beer is complex in flavor, but something is keeping it from being a top-tier imperial stout, although Iím not sure if itís a lack of something or just that what it has doesnít go together all that well. Still, far from being a bad beer. Moon River does pretty well with itís higher gravity beers.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hurleymanvw (101) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2004
This was a very dark and rich stout. Oatmeal arouma with creamy brown head. sweet with a bitter finish. Very strong and a good finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2004
Draft, red wine goblet. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, oats (M); perfume hops (L); anise, raisin, port, dates, light alcohol. Smells like a very big oatmeal stout. Deep black body with a small, creamy brown head. Heavily sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a heavily sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter finish. Nice piney hoppiness. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, smooth vodka like warmth. The bottom line is: the aroma is not as big as I was expecting, but the flavor is pleasant with a nice piney aftertaste. Mouthfeel is extraordinary.


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