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RATINGS: 61   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle. Close to black with beige head. Aromas of cocoa, toffee, mint. Flavors of toffee, cocoa, coffee, mint, herb. Dry finish with slight hop attenuation. Full bodied with chewy mouthfeel and moderate-low carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raisedfist86 (12) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Pours as black as a stout, with an off-white head. Tastes quite bitter on the finish, but the initial taste is malty and sweet. Bitterness fades in the aftertaste and leaves the sweetness behind. My recommendation for this beer is to let it warm up. This is my fifth time drinking it and you’ll want it out of the fridge for about an hour to fully release the flavors. Great beer from Rock Art.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of chocolate, resiny, some molasses, licorice. Tastes of roasted malt, some resiny hints, toffee, spicy. Complex and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
En fût, cask. Verre de 8 oz dégusté chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de pins. Apparence: La couleur est brune-noire. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Forte présence de pamplemousse et de pins avec une pointe de céréales torréfiées. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3478)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Thin black pour with a beautiful frothy tan head. Aroma holds steaming earth, dark citrus notes, pine sap, and spruce tip. Flavor brings more caramel and chocolate malt presence at the start, then finishes with a nice evergreen bitterness. Palate is medium bodied. Really quite a tasty brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Black pour with a hefty beige head. Aroma holds tons of citrus and pine with backnotes of caramel, roasty cocoa nib, and bread. Resinous hops and slight lactic chocolate roast notes lead to a grassy evergreen finish. The palate is medium bodied with low carbonation. Sticky resinous finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2010
22oz bottle courtesy of a generous NE trader. Pours dark, dark brown, almost completely black in the glass with a thick beige head that recedes to small cap and leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is a combination of dark chocolate malts, cocoa powder and juicy citrus hops. The taste is a bit more astringent with some grapefruit and roasted chocolate malts, which take on a slightly bitter character. The finish is more piny and resinous than anything the aroma suggested. The mouthfeel is excellent, medium to full bodied and very creamy but with strong carbonation. This is one of the better dark IPAs I’ve had and the most impressive aspect is the exceptional drinkability for the 10% ABV. Tastes like chocolate covered oranges.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2010
In short: A nice chocolaty and very herbal/minty black IPA
How: Bottle 22oz. Purchased directly at the brewery and consumed extra-fresh a few days after the beer bottling.
The look: Near black body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose is herbal/minty with chocolate. Smells a bit like one of those digestive mint chocolate thing. Taste has roatiness, chocolaty cake malts, chocolate milk, light touch of caramel, plenty of herbal and minty hops. Bitterness level is medium and very sharp, very herbal. No alcohol presence at all despite the 10% abv. This is not excellent but this is nonetheless one the best Rock Art ever, maybe THE best Rock Art beer ever. The beer was brand new, uber-fresh and not yet on ratebeer when I drank my bottle. I bought a few bottles directly at the brewery after I took the brewery tour given by the head brewer, a woman!!! I’m not used to see a woman at the helm of the brewing aspects of a brewery. Being a true beer geek, all I know about women comes from the TV. According to maxi pad commercials, the average woman contains at least one gallon blue windshield washer fluid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2355) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2010
On the 1st day of Christmas, my true loved poured for me, a Black IPA from Rock Art collaborating with Hunger Mountain Coop. It pours dark black with a decent tan head. The aroma is barrel boozy almost whisky in the nose. The body is big for an IPA with flavors of dark bitter chocolate and soft black licorice notes. It is roasty and the hops come in subtly on the palate, but help round out the beer nicely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VTHopHead (1503) - Barre, Vermont, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle/22oz - Pours a very dark and opaque black/brown in color with a small tan head that quickly faded to a thin rim around the top of the beer. Aroma is surprisingly malty with hints of caramel/toffee mixed in with the grassy hops. Flavor is rich with roasted malts and medium bitter with the faint hint of hops in the profile. Nicely thick palate causes a lingering of the flavors on the tongue. Alcohol is well hidden, but it does warm the tummy once it gets there. I really like many of their beers, but I could easily see this becoming my favorite Rock Art brews! More please...


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