Black Moon IPA - Rock Art Brewery
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22-ounce bottle into a Cavalry Brewing Co. pint glass.
A: Pitch black with a three-finger head of dense, rocky, off-white foam which retained nicely and a left a bit of clingy lace.
S: Very hopped-out smelling, with loads of tobacco leaf, piny resins and licorice to go along with the full, earthy, herbal and citrusy hop aroma.
T: Hops blast initially on the palate, but give way to subtle, roasted malt flavors of licorice, tobacco, coffee beans and charred, earthy tones. The hops and alcohol combine for a spicy set-up to the slick, bittersweet and hoppy finish which leaves a lingering slick of hot bitterness on the palate.
M: Full-bodied, rich and quite bitter, the malt bill and IBUs of this beer make it one to wait and sip on.
O: A real sipper at 10% ABV and one that's hot with hops and alcohol, but so very rich and tasty. Kept thinking I was drinking a RIS but hops billed at 90 IBUs remind you think is a heavy duty DIPA with roasted porter and stout characteristics. I would def pick up a bomber again, maybe to age next time though.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2011 00:25:22 | More by Gambrinus1184
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I gotta say, I like this beer WAY more than I thought I might. The big 10% ABV is masked beautifully and the hops come through very well without leaving too much bitterness. Overall this is such a smooth BDIPA. Only problem with this beer is that the brewing period is too short.
Serving type: on-tap
09-28-2013 02:23:29 | More by SpasmWaiter
3.73/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere in the Middlebury/Burlington area.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" dark tan head over the barely translucent dark reddish brown brew. Head collapses slowly, settling at a strong 1/2" and holding, with leggy lasting lace. Aroma is miminal.
Taste has a peek of sweet to start, an undercurrent of slightly acrid bitterness from stem to stern, a shot of dark fruit in the middle, and a cream yet more bitter close. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is good. Never would have guessed this brew is 10%abv.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2013 23:18:11 | More by ppoitras
Black Moon IPA from Rock Art Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.