FlySwatter (34) - USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice beer provided by my nemesis The Fly. Roasty coffee aroma that carried through into the flavor without overpowering it.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Alan (fly) for sharing this beer. From a growler poured at the brewery. Pours black with a tan head and good lacing. Huge coffee and light chocolate in the nose. Coffee, chocolate, and lactose in the flavor but with a smooth dry finish. Very drinkable and well made beer.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a thin tan head. Low roasty aroma. Roasty flavor with caramel backing and balanced hop bitterness. Roastiness not overpowering.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - FEB 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Barclayís. Malty, chocolatey aroma and flavor. Slightly sweet. Thin, watery palate but full if flavor.
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour. Fairly rich malty, chocolatey aroma. Full malt character is sweet and rounded with light roasty accents. Has a bit of chewiness and, surprisingly, late alcohol. Drinks fairly big.
omhper (19327) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 Draught at Toronado, San Francisco. Opaque black, no head. Sweetish and very roasty with clean rounded mouthfeel. Dominated by hop flavours - grapefruit and licorice. The malt character is itís weak side - itís very clean and straightforward, leaving it far behind the top examples of the style.
Lubiere (9888) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a moka head. Light chocolate malt aroma. Rather restrained chocomalt with crisp german hops, light fruity esters. Decent schwarze, very simple. Russian River Beer Revival & Barbecue Cook-Off, August 20, 2005.
Gorbalev (2917) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, Zeitgeist. Black, but light body, small white head. Light mouthfeel. Huge roasted coffee aroma. Really balanced roast taste all over a lager body. Wow, this is just about the best example of this style I have ever had. Excellent.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft, Toronado) Black body with tan head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, lactose, light cocoa, some grapefruit underneath. Creamy medium body.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draft: Liarsí Club in San Diego, CA) In a word, roasty! The nose is strongly roasty, with some chocolate and coffee, and minimally sweet. And accordingly, the flavor is also strongly roasty with lots of cofee. Itís smoky, chocolaty, and has some corn/grain flavor, but itís minimally sweet. The roast and hops lend a moderate bitterness. Medium bodied and dry on the palate. The beer pours such a dark brown, itís as close to being black as you can get without being black. The tan head rises to half an inch in height after the pour, and settles to a thin film, but succeeds in leaving a dense curtain of lace on the glass. Very nice beer. Hopefully Iíll see more beers from Moonlight down here in San Diego.