TheBeerLover (1019) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an excellent locally brewed version of dry stout, with lots of good coffee aromas and flavors, plenty of roasty notes, and a bone dry finish. DA Bomb Stout pours to a beautiful, opaque ebony color with a thick and creamy tan head, and a soft to moderate amount of carbonation. The nose is just packed with fresh coffee and roasty aromas, paired with a nice back drop of spicy hop aroma. The palate is firm and creamy on the tongue with big flavors of coffee and roast, and touches of bitter sweet chocolate. DA Bomb finishes with more coffee and roast up front, then ends with a bone dry, roasty, and bitter finish.
An impressive dry stout, from what I suspect is one of Georgia’s best brewpubs. This beer, and all the beers for that matter, are well worth a trip to Moon River for.
PorterPounder (4931) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like a Guinness - nice thick and rolling. Faint smoky aroma. Thick smoked flavor that I usually do not like - but goes well here. Deep dark, black appearance. Good compliment to the fried fish sandwich I had.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 3/17: Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aromas are filled with coffee and roasted malts with hints of chocolate. Flavor is roasty with hints of coffee and chocolate in the dry finish. Enjoyable and warmed me up on a cold St. Patrick’s Day morning in Savannah.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ratings by Veeve, Back by Popular Demand, on Vacay in the lovely Savannah, Georgia. This beer is found on tap at the MoonRiver restaurant and brewing site on Bay Street in Savannah, GA. milke chocolate, coffee, subtle-balanced flavors. soft-velvety mouth feel. A WINNER. bitter-acidic aftertaste.
A good example of its kind. Definately try it. Leave the amber and the brown and have the porter and the stout.
hopscotch (8365) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, ruby-colored ale. Small, creamy, off-white head with poor retention and poor lacing.
The aroma is of chocolate and espresso. Vanilla and toasted cashews.
The flavor is well-bittered. Thin and watery. Very dry, though. Light-bodied with a dry mouthfeel. Lengthy, bitter, dry, burnt finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is slightly soapy, but that does make it smell clean. Black with a finger thick mocha head. Fore is quite bitter followed by ample chocolate notes and hints of dry cocoa powder proceed more dark chocolate bitterness. A very nice brew that I enjoyed more than the higher rated porter.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 GCBC. Nitro. What starts as a full 4 oz glass of foam cascades down to a perfect pour. Brown color with a medium sized long lasting creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Light chocolate roasty flavor. Dry finish with a smooth creamy mouthfeel.
coolpop (1283) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured very dark with a small tan head that left a bit of lacing. Aroma was some coffee and roast malt. Flavor was coffee, a bit of chocolate, a bit of toffee, mild bitterness, very dry. Mouthfeel was quite thin -- a little too watery for me. But the flavor was dead on. Best beer I tried at Moon River.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shaker, nitro. Nearly black with clear ruby edges. Medium, creamy, light tan head. Cocoa, smoke, roasted, coffee, walnuts, brown sugar in the aroma. Very impressive for a nitro pour, or a dry stout in general. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavor. Lightly sweet, light to moderately bitter finish. Rich coffee flavor in the aftertaste but I fear that the nitro affects the flavor for the worse. Medium body, water texture, moderate carbonation. Comes across with a porter-like twang.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 GCBC. Nitro pour - opaque deep dark brown pour with the typical big dense creamy nitro head. Semi-sweet roasty malt aroma with some coffee. More creamy roasty flavors with chocolate and a touch of coffee. Kinda thin, but decent enough.