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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Black Moon is a limited-batch beer collaboratively crafted by Rock Art Brewery and Hunger Mountain Coop. Inspired by the private, intimate and richly renewing time when the moon is dark in the sky. Black Moon processes an alluring darkness brimming with possibility. Black Moon is a deep, dark, highly hopped offering whose roasted malts subtly eclipse its bright hop notes, creating a unique full-flavored beer that can be enjoyed throughout the year, savored in moments of solitude or among close friends


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9141) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Decent Black IPA. Book roast aromas, its great. A lot of citrus flavour, some spice in the finish. Carbonation is right there. A ve ry large beige bubbly head. Thanks for bringing back, Radek.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Draft at the Institute. Pours a deep brown, near black, with thick khaki head and blanket lace. Notes of roasted malt, smoked meat, chocolate. Decent hop bitterness on the finish but not much flavor, minor pine.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
samsmith33 (455) - - APR 29, 2013
Aroma- some smoke, but otherwise empty. Dark black color with a Foamy tan head. Smoke, ash, hops barley. Hint of coffee. Smooth feel, above average carb. Not bad in the end. Taste is a bit funky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2179) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Poured from 22 oz. bottle in Stowe, VT. Opaque, black-brown with tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, pine, coffee and caramel. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, toffee, pine and caramel. Medium/full body and high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2614) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Scott at VCL Super Bowl. Pours out black with a small white head. Aroma is of dark toasty malts, light syrupy booze, citrus hops. Taste is a nice balance of dark toasty malts, light chocolate, citrus hops and a light syrupy sweetness with an overall well hidden ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2013
22oz bomber shared by Scott during the Suoerbowl. Poured a dark black body with a smaller to average sized tight foamy light beige head. Aroma was floral and earthy with some sweet chocolate syrup, a touch of green veggies and lightly burnt toast. Medium bodied with lighter carbonation that finishes almost creamy. Flavor is actually a bit better then the aroma with notes of chocolate, lightly burn toast, nut shells, citrus rinds and a hint of spiceyness. Overall a pretty decent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4930) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
bottle shared with VT. pours very dark brown, almost black, with a nice creamy beige head, good retention and lacing. burnt malts, resin, grass, booze, umami, tobacco, coffee, maple, soy, molasses. average carbonation, medium body, medium to long resinous-citrusy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
600 ml bottle shared with czar and friends. Opaque black with a short lasting beige head. Smell is pine tree, herbal hops, coffee. Taste is coffee, roast, chocolate and cream. Some, first very subtle, coffee and herbal bitterness. Lingers on for quite a while. Then, boom! Hits like a truck, very solid bitterness invades the mouth. Medium to strong bodied, weak carbonation. A solid black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6136) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
January 6, 2012 - with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc & mabel. My bomber. Black pour with a smallish but lasting creamy/foamy tan rocky head. Aroma is very roasty, dry herbal/resin bitterness; leafy, lactic and definite alcohol presence (7+). Taste follows - resin, alcohol and tons of nutty dark roast, maybe a hint of metal. Average body, astringent, mild carbonation, quite a long dry nearly burnt finish and linger - not bad ... I still really dont consider black IPA a go-to style of me: give me HOPPY, or give me ROAST - just not in the same glass, if you please.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Split a 22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma was roasted malts, with some citrus and pine bitterness in there. Flavor was pine citrus, with some caramel notes. A pretty well balanced Black IPA. Enjoyed it a lot.


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