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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Our Moonstone Porter infused with 100% Kona Coffee. 2005 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3636) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Pours black with a medium a medium tan head. Aroma has nice light coffee notes...some mildly sweet/roasty malt. Flavor has good coffee and some roasty/burnt notes...bit one dimensional but not bad. Mouthfeel is just a bit thin but lively and the finish is roasty and hints @ coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetmaxx (898) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Poured from the bomber. Aroma is pure coffee. Nothing special, maybe Folgers? Flavor is similar. Thin head no lacing. Palate is smooth, low carbonarion. Overall this is good, but I would enjoy more complexity, and maybe better coffee flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StefanSD (2336) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2011
650 ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours an opaque black color with a small tan head that slowly recedes to a film. The aroma is strong with coffee, mocha and coffee grounds. The flavor is rather pleasant coffee, grounds, some acidic/sour dark fruits and a touch or mocha. The body is light and slick with prickly carbonation. Finishes medium in duration with lingering biter coffee grounds. Overall: My initial reaction to this was quite positive, but as I worked my way through the bomber I liked this less and less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12954) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, bakers cocoa and roasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, light fruittiness and light bakers cocoa with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 5, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #35. Very dark pour, not quite black, dark brown with a little black in there. Big coffee aroma with a little underlying vanilla sweetness. Big roasty coffee flavor up front, bordering on smoky and more vanilla and a little coconut as well. Interesting beer. (1984)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Pours black with off-white head. Very coffee on the nose. Very VERY cofee on the palate--like chomping on coffee beans. I love coffee, but it’s a little too much, actually.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (2459) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Strangely fruity, raw, pulpy, sweet, not bitter like I would have hoped for. The smell of it is spectacular, and nothing like the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a deep brown body with a creamy, but small brown head. Decent lace. Aromas are big, mocha, chocolate and coffee notes. Earthy, roasty. Baked bread. Beyond the earthy coffee note there is a bit of a Yoplait fake yogurt/vanilla smell (not lacto). Vanilla, lightly vegital. Flavors are roasty, earthy, tobacco. A bit astringent towards the back end. Lightly metallic as well. Bready, biscuity, nutty (almost a victory nuttiness). Vanilla and more coffee beans. Pretty bitter overall. Brown sugar. A bit of vegital coffee. Medium to light bubbles. On the thinner side of things. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3612) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2011
22 ounce bottle purchased at BevMo in Natomas, CA. There is a ton of coffee in the nose of this beer. Very roasted and pleasant. Seems a little on the burnt side, though. Scantly transparent dark mahogany body with a nice, creamy light tan head that is strong. Starts a little sweet, before this becomes a little roasted in the middle with some buttery diacetyl flavors. Coffee flavors follow with a nice roastiness. A lingering dusty cardboard flavor is present late. This is strange, and seems a bit flawed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bvc (1235) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2011
22oz bomber. Light coffee, ash, touch of chocolate, honeydew melon and tangy tartness. Thin on the feel. Tart up front, nutty, coffee, bitter cocoa, cherry...infused with 9 volt. Not sure if this a bottling issue or what, but this beer has issues.

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