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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2278) - USA - MAY 14, 2015
Malty, moldy, humid, piquant, spicy aroma, plus some limey tang. The taste is another world from the scent: smoky and malty, with some burnt caramel warmth in the finish. Black Moon is a malty, slightly oily, resiny IIPA, with some fine, roasty malts. I like reviewer Garret’s point that it is not really an IPA. Very good if not super - a solid purchase.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2704) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2015
From the 650 ml. bottle. Clipped at February but I am never sure of what year the way Rock Art marks its labels. Deep dark brown color with a foamy, lingering tan head. The aroma is a fill does of earthy, piney hops with a moderate malt character. Just a little booze. The body is full yet smooth. Those pine and earthy hops really penetrate the senses when I taste it. They attack my sinuses while the gritty and charcoal tasting malts play underneath. Explosive hope bitterness. Anyone who goes beer shopping in Vermont knows that the Hunger Mountain Cooperative in Montpelier is a good place to find some special beers. So it was not happenstance that one of Vermont’s premier local breweries (Rock Art) would collaborate to brew a beer specifically for The Coop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bomber from the brewery. Pours a clear dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus, piney hops, chocolate and a bit of roasted malt and clay. The taste is chocolate, roasted malt, strong citrus hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2239) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle from Woodstock Hops and Barley. Black with tan head and lace. Spicy hop aroma with hints of fruity hops and chocolate chip cookies. Roasted dark chocolate covered coffee beans nuts and lots of tangy fruitiness sweetness. Medium complex spicy cinnamon and fruity hops. Fairly dry with some lingering woody spicy bitterness. Fairly complex. Very good, maybe excellent. I’ll decide when it warms up a bit. Great palate for abv well hidden alcohol. I guess I’ll go with excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (9979) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
Pretty boozy and intense black ipa, not ridiculously hopped, lots of roasted notes and cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
curepute (141) - New York, USA - APR 24, 2014
Almost black in color with a tiny off white head. Hoppy roasted malt nose, maybe a little bit of coffee. Taste starts out bitter with roasted notes but turns sweet quickly. Finishes long and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14286) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to the CDA finder general, 27/03/14. Hazed dark mahogany brown with a moderate light tan swirl atop the glass. Nose is punchy hops, dark berry fruit notes, bitter grapefruit, grassy, light spice. Taste comprises bitter hops, roasty bite, grapefruit, cooca powder. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough CDA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
27th January 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to CDA sourcer extraodinairre - Leighton. Semi opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and crisp. Dry and light malts, touch of roast. Light airy malt cream. Mild tangy fruits and floral notes. Bitter pine and a trace of dark chocolate. Light dry finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 Bottle thanks to Leighton. The taste is roasty, toasty, earth, treacle, pine,vanilla, coconut and marshmallow. The taste is oily, toast, roast, earth, charred wood, earth, vanilla, charred notes and toast with a dry finish. Medium body and body and fine carbonation. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up in VT. Pours black-brown with a frothy khaki head. The nose has grapes, moderate roast, dry cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor with dried citrus, burnt toast, cocoa. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Decent finish, some baking cocoa, good roast, dry grapefruit, burnt grass and pine. Good effort.

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