nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Toronado and Barclay’s many times. Roasted grain flavor through and through. Less hop bite in bitterness/flavor than a lot of other Moonlight brews. Still very enjoyable. You can taste the Brian ships this brew with a piece of actual toast that the bar is supposed to affix to the tap handle. I think that’s really wonderful.
bb (7401) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. 2005 (aged a year or more). Rich amber beer with a big light beige head. Bready malt aroma with some toastiness. Rich caramel malt flavor with light roasty backing. Lingering creamy caramel malt flavor. Rich, slightly creamy mouthfeel.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(from notes) (on tap at Cato’s) pint is a gorgeous brown-tinted ruby-red, with a thin collar that leaves great lace. nose is, as the name states, dominantly toasty, with some light chocolate notes and a bit of floral hop character on the sides. flavor is toasty/roasty almost to the point of being a brown porter. good drinking beer, that perhaps becomes a hair one dimensional by the finish (not that you can really fault it - it is called Toast, y’know).
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Fairly dark color , not much of a head. Not as much burnt flavor as the name would imply. More dominated by malts, molasses and caramel. Aromas hint of some roasted malts but not much so. Quite a nice beer, good body.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at Pete’s. Pour is an amber/brown body. Aroma is of toasted malt, some caramel and a bit nutty. Mouthfeel was average. Flavors were somewhat muted but still enjoyable, whith notes of roasted malt ever present. Tasty beer.
auto (163) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
smells like a dead fish somewhat. not my favourite type of beer. chocolate coffee flavour. didnt seem like it was a malt liquor when i drank it. maybe i just dont know what a malt liquor is exactly or something fuk it
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
unbalanced body reminiscent of corn syrup burned nuts and molasses. some alcohol astringency and odd hop notes in the middle. Very odd slight pvc finish.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the beer was nice and hoppy at first it seemed. i was unaware at first that it was a malt liquor , so i allowed it to warm.. BAD MISTAKE. BAD AS HELL. gross aftertaste when it warms. a slight bit of caramel though.
dahatherley (35) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Cato's. Foamy off white head floats on top of a clear amber-brown body. Burnt nutty malt flavor with sufficient bitterness. Another good beer from Moonlight.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish-brown color. Quite clear. Nice head. Very fruity aroma with some hops and malt. Toasted malt flavor. Slightly sweet. A bit thinner than I would prefer. Slight creaminess in front that drops out in the middle. Reminds me more of an English winter warmer than malt liquor. Tastes quite English, with possibly a touch of cascade hops buried in there somewhere.