Cara De Luna Black Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
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2.91/5 rDev -18.3%
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.
12-20-2013 00:06:07 | More by puboflyons
3.44/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
06-02-2013 02:05:55 | More by maxwelldeux
3.64/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
09-29-2013 18:44:16 | More by jlindros
4/5 rDev +12.4%
It's a wonder more people don't make beers in this style.
Cara de Luna pours black as sludge, with a tawny head that has good staying power. Lacings are sticky.
The smell is roasty, milky and malty, with a touch a chocolate. No hops to be had.
What's best about this beer is its surprisingly refreshing feel. It's bubbly and semi-thick, with a roasted malt, touch of coffee taste sticking just long enough before it's whisked away. There's enough bitter at the end to keep it all together, but not so much as to be overwhelming.
A nice choice for a session beer. Good flavor, good feel, not big enough to assault your palate.
04-13-2013 21:01:05 | More by Dmart1223
Cara De Luna Black Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.