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Moonlight Porter - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Moonlight Porter
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BA SCORE
83
good

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mithrascruor on 07-31-2010)
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xhuang61

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-25-2014 21:06:18 | More by xhuang61
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-07-2014 22:23:04 | More by WDJersey
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

06-02-2014 20:55:54 | More by NJBeer265
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-19-2014 21:30:37 | More by thinwhiteduke
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RCLOHR267

Indiana

1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

02-18-2014 21:49:33 | More by RCLOHR267
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psmith161

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

02-17-2014 19:26:16 | More by psmith161
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-16-2014 21:50:58 | More by hinemk76
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-13-2014 02:19:43 | More by mtbdonn
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-31-2014 14:17:29 | More by mrosenfeld32
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pathead

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-27-2014 23:25:24 | More by pathead
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-26-2014 01:00:49 | More by Loveyourbeer
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JJStorm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-25-2014 23:25:22 | More by JJStorm
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Rod_J

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-22-2014 02:32:00 | More by Rod_J
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jmccraney

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

01-16-2014 01:08:17 | More by jmccraney
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HopHead84

California

4.15/5  rDev +12.8%

5/14/2012

On tap at Rock Bottom La Jolla.

A: Black as a moonless, starless night with a frothy light brown head.
 
S: Strong roasted grain presence with notes of earth and blackstrap molasses. Dark chocolate accompanies coffee and a touch of licorice.

T: Rich dark chocolate with pronounced blackstrap molasses and a firm roasted malt presence. Coffee is strong throughout. There's an upper low to lower medium level of earthy bitterness.

M: Full body with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is creamy and silky.

Overall: A very nice Robust Porter.

05-15-2012 03:42:41 | More by HopHead84
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mactrail

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +17.7%

Big and tasty-- everything you'd want a Porter to be. Plenty of black malt with just a touch of sour charcoal in the aftertaste. Smooth and slick on the tongue. Nice nose of roast barley. Pleasantly sweet and malty at first taste. Shades into chocolate darkness. Ends with some fruit and the slightest bitterness. Makes you want to keep sipping. This might actually deserve the adjective "velvety" that is so overused.

On tap at Local Habit in San Diego. This won gold at 2011 GABF in Category 74 Robust Porter.

11-24-2011 05:33:06 | More by mactrail
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mithrascruor

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

On tap at Rock Bottom La Jolla. I wasn't at the bar, but the description implied it was a nitro tap.

Dark pour with a creamy light tan head, about a finger thick. Very nice aroma of light roasted malts and sweet cream. Taste is pretty much the same. No discernible hops, and not too complex overall, but it is a very tasty beer. Medium-bodied and quite smooth. Easy to drink too; I made sure to have a couple of these.

07-31-2010 15:16:27 | More by mithrascruor
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%

This beer struck me as being pleasant but a pretty unmemorable porter. Some nice roastiness, but not much different than many other porters and stouts out there.

Appearance was decent - a rather thin texture of opaque black with 1 cm of light white-tan head. Aroma was fairly faint; I think this beer was served too cold and that hurt my ability to pick-up much from it. I got some roastiness, and maybe a touch of chocolate, but not nearly intense enough to be really impactful. Flavor was more dark roastiness which wasn't intense enough to make me think of "burned pizza crust" but was nonetheless pleasant. Mouthfeel was thinner than some but by no means watery.

Not bad, just not really above average. I would have it again when visiting Rock Bottom - Milwaukee, but I wouldn't go back for this beer.

I had this on-tap at the restaurant over a hot pretzel, which I would HIGHLY recommend (the pretzel).

03-03-2008 20:28:30 | More by BeerBelcher
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Winter

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev 0%

Cask-conditioned from the hand pump/beer engine and taken home in a growler. Pours an opaque black with a cocoa colored head. Rather nice aroma consists of cocoa, roasted malt, milk chocolate and slightly vinous. Mouthfeel is a little thinner than desired. Decent roasted malt flavor. Milk chocolatey and vinous. Not overly complex. Tad grainy finish. A slightly better than average porter. A little more weight to the body would have been nice.

12-21-2005 05:08:42 | More by Winter
Moonlight Porter from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.