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Moon River The Bomb Dry Stout
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Don’t be afraid of the dark! We brew this smooth black ale in the tradition of Irish-Style Dry Stout. A Creamy, yet light-bodied beer, with a big roasted barley flavor.
Moon River earned four medals at the 2005 Georgia Craft Brew Challenge hosted by Georgians for World-Class Beer. On Nov. 5, more than 200 lucky people packed the Biergarten at Atlanta’s 5 Seasons Brewing Company to taste the best beers made in Georgia. During the blind judging session, judges evaluated 35 beers and deemed:
• UK Ale Category: 3rd Place - The Bomb


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5207) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2003
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2007
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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2004
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2006
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2014
On tap at Moon River. Pours black with a thin light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, peanut butter, roasted coffee. Mmm, great aroma. Flavor starts off with roasted/burnt malt with a finish of chocolate and roasted nuts, light coffee. Delicious dry stout! Great flavor profile with aroma slightly better than flavor. 8/4/7/4/14 (3.7/5)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2005
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1372) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 1, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stampion (135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Pint at the bar. Dark, really dark. The roasted malts are what this beer is about. Malt builds in the aftertaste. Coffee and nutty. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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