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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our Moonstone Porter infused with 100% Kona Coffee. 2005 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9664) - 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 (2880) - 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 (1062) - 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 (1545) - 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 (7853) - 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 (3305) - 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 (1152) - Kenmore, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2011
9 volt, coffee, dark husky grains. Nice and metallic. Awesome. Nice dark brown pour, really nice creamy tan head great lace. Acidic battery flavors mixed with coffee and some dark roasted malts. Thin, smooth carb, but way too thin and acidicly metallic. Kind of fucked up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7122) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a dense, creamy tan head. The aroma picked up sweet vanilla and hazelnuts over nutty coffee.. struck me as having a little too much creamer, but it was still quite enjoyable. The flavor found more of the tasty coffee and less of the additives.. light-moderate roast to it.. some tacky, near burnt molasses down there too.. dry roast stuck on the edges.. coffee sourness and more creamer-inspired sweetness on the quick finish. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate.. more sour as it warmed up.. this was an entirely solid, yet unspectacular brew. I’d gladly have another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Draft @ Whole Foods. Pours a deep, dark cola color with reasonable clarity; thin, medium-tan head with light lacing. Rich, roasted coffee, brown sugar, and dried dark fruits. Medium body; moderate CO2; no overt alcohol. Lots of well-roasted coffee, caramelized sugar, and chocolate notes; roastiness serves as the main bittering component, with a light, nondescript hop character; nice balance in the mouth. Long-lasting finish: brown sugar, roasted malts, milk chocolate; lightly sweet.

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