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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
Dark black-brown pour. The aroma is lovely. Soft and earthy with a fruity sort of coffee aroma. A little bit of blackberry an red currant flavour. Moderate bitterness and a light palate. Nice coffee porter although it could use more body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spjensen (91) - Davis, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Has an interesting aroma and taste to it. It’s sweet, unlike other beers and this style. And has an almost sour, fruity aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4770) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Nice rich deep brown body with a thick, three centimetre tall light brown, slightly soapy head. Aroma of tons of complex notes - prunes, earth, dirt, grass, nuts, peat, roasted malt and of course - coffee. Medium-bodied; Assertive prune and pit fruit flavour at first with a good malt backbone behind and a nutty and slightly earthy finish. Aftertaste surprisingly thin with a bit of fruitiness noticeable, some lighter malt notes and a hint of grapes at the end. Overall, a good smelling and looking beer, but the flavour and especially the aftertaste simply disappoint. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from BevMo in San Bruno, California on 05-March-2012 for US$4.69 sampled a few days after returning from Hawaii, at home in Washington on 13-December-2012.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Black pour, large foamy beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Pale roasted nose, soft coffee grinds.   Pale roasted malts, more coffee grounds than the nose suggests.   Body is light, mouthfeel seems a bit watery.   Has a unripened berry and bakers chocolate sort of finish, along with the pale roasted malts and coffee grounds.   Tiz okay, but could use more body.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle: black-brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roast grain, and something peppery. Flavor is creamy coffee, roast grain, somewhat sweet-tart malt, and smoke. Flavor is okay, just not a standout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle; poured a dark brown color with a light brown head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, and oats. Nice, pleasant aroma. Flavor was good, but had something a bit off about it. A bit too much sweetness, and some weird fruity notes. Ok overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 005: Coffee-tastic 01 on 02/08/2014. Dark brown pour with a medium thin beige head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of coffee and butterscotch. Light to medium body with flavors of roast malt, caramel and mild coffee. The finish is sweet with a malt and mild coffee aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yackery (156) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Appearance is small, dissolving, brown sandy head with fast brown lacing over a mahogany barely translucent body. Aroma is coffee and chocolate coca cola. Taste is mildly sweet. Palate is soft with some cream. Finish is coffee/dark chocolate bitter. Classy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2012
On draft pour. Black color with a light head. Strong coffee in the aroma and also in the flavor. Espresso. Light chocolate.


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