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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2619) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VTHopHead (1511) - 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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3561) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle shared thanks to Arbitrator. Pours dark brown in color with slight reddish hues and a well-formed tan head with good lacing that clings to the ticking glass. The aroma is big awesome citrus, orange especially. Almost like an IPA with just the slightest hint of roast. The roast and chocolate come out much bigger on the flavor. Dry and charcoaly with a big citrus hop presence and slight caramel malt. Very nice dry mouthfeel - almost gives you cottonmouth. Medium-bodied. Really solid Black IPA overall. Surprisingly good and easy to drink for the ABV.


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