Brewed by Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Style: American Strong Ale
Abbotsford, Australia
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maris (1408) - Canberra, - JAN 26, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 27/1/2013. Pours a murky cola colour with a biggish head that disappears quite quickly. Had a modest caramel malt aroma with a hint of dark fruit. The flavour follows suit, with some caramel sweetness, some prune and date, and a bit of chocolate and brown sugar. Couldnít detect any Belgian character to it at all. Finishes with medium to big slightly roasty bitterness. I found this to be ridiculously over-carbonated, which refused to settle down despite being left in the glass for ages. Even without the explosion of bubbles making it hard to down, it comes across as a bit pedestrian. Rather disappointing given the Moon Dog Love Tap I just downed previously was rather good. Perhaps one for a re-rate just in case it was a dud bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (706) - HONG KONG - NOV 22, 2016
Hazy brown with a thin cream head. Beautiful aroma of malts and citrus. Taste itís a beautiful blends of an IPA and a brown ale: citrus and caramel, lots of roasted malts, strong hoppy balance. Not too boozy, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Good ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (620) - HONG KONG - JUN 23, 2016
Drank w Matt after buying our mattress/first H Core trial class. Cloudy brown-red with beige fizzy fine head. Smells of nutty brown ale, moderate yeast and spice, cinnamon, slightly musty fermented fruit (plum, apple, pear) and faint raisin and chocolate. Taste is spice and lemon, moderate to heavy bitterness, some bready malt. Body is bitter, oily, frothier finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (708) - HONG KONG - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle from Brewcraft at new apt. Hazy cola brown with thin white head. Aroma isn't too strong - some nuttiness, some pine bitterness. Taste follows - some nutty malt, bitter resin bite, alcohol on the finish. Rich palate. Not bad at all but not as interesting maybe as I expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilza320 (23) - - MAY 27, 2016
330ml bottle, poured a deep brown with a slightly tan head that did dissipate fairly quickly. Some roasty aroma mixed with a pleasant hop bitterness and yeast esters coming through. Super smooth and delicious on a cold day

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (306) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2016
From bottle in snifter at Fitz and Potts, Nundah. Pours deep brown with tan head and has chocolate malt and citrus hops on the nose. Rich taste from the malt and yeast profile that blends nicely into a smooth bitter finish. A very nice brew from the dark side of the Moon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (508) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with only a tiny light tan head but some nice lacing. Plenty of chocolate wheat up front in the aroma, Belgian yeast poking through, brown sugar, brown bread. Flavour gives a sharp roasted malt note, coffee, slightly burnt, bitter chocolate. Much more porter or stout than brown ale. Medium-bodied, low carbonation, medium bitterness, coats the mouth. Very nice overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (637) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown, verging on black with a frothy cappuccino coloured head and heavy lacing. Dark caramel, chocolate, dark brown sugar, toasty malt and citrus hop aromas. Immediate citrus, grapefruit and resin flavours provide solid bitterness, which is well balanced by chocolate and roasted malts. Delicious beer, with the flavour of the hops being showcased without cloying bitterness detracting due to the huge malt bill. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 5, 2015
bottle from the prince of wales in newcastle. dark brown, murky with a frothy brown head; plenty of rye bread dough in the aroma along with a bit of over-ripe banana, cocoa powder, sherbet; slightly gluggy texture; somewhat salty, hinting at a touch of smoked malt with some caramel, decent bitterness; curious at the very least

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2190) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2015
330mL bottle from Slowbeer. I must confess, Iíd tried this beer last week at the brewery itself, but there was one sitting in the fridge awaiting rating - so I digress. Looks the goods - deep brown, inch of dense tan head hangs around, leaving good lace. Nose is quite intense - spicy, grassy, woody, passionfruity, lemony hops, rich dark caramels, biscuit, touch of roast nuttiness. Body is chewy, somewhat creamy, rather sumptuous without being overly rich, moderate carbonation. Punches a bit harder on the body - chocolatey, biscuity, toasted nutty, dark caramel malts lay the foundation for resiny, grassy, spicy, citrus hops. Lots of bitterness, lots of structure, some fruity ester undertones there too. Heaps going on, heaps to enjoy - that 8% abv goes completely unnoticed! Fantastic stuff, these guys are insane but they brew some amazing beers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theodopilos (68) - - AUG 8, 2015
2 bottles from the wine emporium Brisbane,in a glass this looks like a stout, I can smell whisky aromas and whisky flavours, excellent lacing, this is a bloody shit hot beer

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