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Cara De Luna Black Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Cara De Luna Black AleCara De Luna Black Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Danobold on 02-20-2013)
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The nose is not big – clean, mostly malt with light touches of roast. Pours deep dark brown with a 3” tan head. The very creamy palate provides smooth chocolate and grain flavors with a dash of caramel and a touch of vanilla. No burnt roast flavors, very light traces of espresso on the finish, no big bitterness. Balanced towards the malt. Medium body and carbonation.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on December 19, 2013.

I must have had a bad bottle because I could not rate this as high as others before me. Certainly it looks like it should with a deep dark brown to black color and a long lasting, soapy tan head.

But the aroma was way off. I got something akin to sour green apples and little in the way of malts, sweet, smoky, or otherwise.

The body is pretty decent and in the medium range.

Like the aroma the taste is more akin to sour, spent fruit like green apples. There is a slight hop bite despite that but it is very hard for me to enjoy this. I hope I got a bad bottle because if it is supposed to taste like this it certainly doesn't make me think Porter.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 0z. bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is roasty and smooth, but not too complex. Taste is just a little bit sour, with some dark roasting elements to it. OK, not a great example of the style. Not a huge fan of it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hopfully this is interesting, a German/Belgian/American style blend so could be interesting.

Pours a small fizzy darker colored bubbly head covereing that fades fairly quickly, touch of lacing, just about pitch black beer.

Nose starts with some chocolate malt, dark cocoa but watery like hot cocoa made with water instead of milk, a little toasted crystal like but not caramel, not a whole lot of overall maltiness, mostly just the dark chocolate like malt characters, a hint of a bready aroma, a touch of metallic edge from the roastiness, and just a bit of a grassy slightly spicy hop. Overall a bit light on the nose.

Taste brings a whole lot more dark malt and cocoa, like chocolate malt and powdered cocoa but a dry version of it, but this time some lactose sugar but again dry lactose. A nice stout flavor, a slightly bitter extra stout flavor. Also a mild roasty flavor, with touch of metallic roast, and a little yeasty note. It also brings a little dry bready character, probably from the yeast. Then into a grassy hop character, little spicy too but overall mild bitterness. Finish is a little sticky surprisingly as it was so dry throughout, bit of powdered flavor like a cocoa and powdered lactose blend, bit of a crystal malt character, and mild grassy hop with a touch of yeast still.

Mouth is med bod but maybe a bit on the lighter side, decent carb.

Overall not bad, for how much little malt they seemed ot have used it has a nice flavor profile, good dark malts without being overly roasty or tannic but there is a little bit, hops could have been a bit stronger but not too bad, a little yeasty unfortunately, but otherwise not too bad of a beer.

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Cara De Luna Black Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.