1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cara De Luna Black Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Cara De Luna Black AleCara De Luna Black Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 8.99%
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Cara De Luna Black Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Labeorphile
Labeorphile

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

10-26-2013 02:25:49 | More by Labeorphile
Photo of jsprain1
jsprain1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-19-2013 04:19:48 | More by jsprain1
Photo of RedneckBeerz
RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-05-2013 09:35:46 | More by RedneckBeerz
Photo of Dmart1223
Dmart1223

Colorado

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
Photo of Danobold
Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.4%

Had this one on tap at Craft and Growler in Dallas and would definitely recommend. Solid dark beer that is surprisingly well balanced - there's a bit of hops, a bit of malt, and some notes of chocolate, but none are ever overpowering. Presents an interesting and compelling study of balance in a dark beer - especially when many dark beers (including some of my favorites) skew heavily towards strong flavors. This one certainly has bits of those, but is also pleasantly drinkable as a session beer as well.

02-20-2013 03:00:14 | More by Danobold
Photo of ouits
ouits

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-11-2013 15:56:12 | More by ouits
Photo of beergoot
beergoot

Colorado

3.89/5  rDev +9.3%

Dark brown, almost black body with a very thick, very chunky, very sticky light tan head. Rich malt aroma; chocolate and nougat; decent hop aroma, light pine. Excellent roasted grains; chocolate; bold yet tempered hop bitterness. Solid medium body; smooth and silky.

A very tasty, relatively low ABV, and easy drinking dark ale. Sweet and creamy feel and taste with an excellent balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Well worth trying once and coming back to savor again.

11-23-2013 01:55:29 | More by beergoot
Photo of Todd
Todd

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-01-2013 18:20:00 | More by Todd
Photo of DrIPA
DrIPA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-16-2013 16:02:32 | More by DrIPA
Photo of gtermi
gtermi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-22-2013 04:01:39 | More by gtermi
Photo of Bilco
Bilco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-14-2013 11:34:33 | More by Bilco
Photo of lernerlift
lernerlift

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-05-2013 22:16:37 | More by lernerlift
Photo of BostonPhilly
BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-23-2013 20:53:02 | More by BostonPhilly
Photo of nmann08
nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-21-2013 00:19:38 | More by nmann08
Photo of JMAC45
JMAC45

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-29-2013 00:20:04 | More by JMAC45
Photo of kjkinsey
kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-21-2013 17:22:29 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of condorsim
condorsim

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-24-2014 22:22:42 | More by condorsim
Photo of rseidlitz
rseidlitz

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-28-2014 23:04:16 | More by rseidlitz
Photo of homebrew311
homebrew311

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours black with a moderately dark brown head. The head leaves signinifcant lacing and has great retention. Nose features some light roasted malt, some smokiness, a bit of yeast and some mild chocolate. Taste matches the nose for the most part with heavier presence of the roasty malts. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Overall, nice flavorful dark lager.

03-09-2014 21:37:26 | More by homebrew311
Photo of jlindros
jlindros

Massachusetts

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
Photo of denver10
denver10

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev +2%

Pours blackish with a nice mocha head. Aroma is deep and roasty with a earthy hop backing; black coffee, dark chocolate, and some earthy hops. Flavor was much the name; black coffee, dark chocolate, earthy hops. Not sure i got the belgian yeast used from either the aroma or flavor. A crisp, thin to medium mouthfeel, decent activity, making this plenty drinkable. Overall, not a black ale fan personally but this is one of the few I did enjoy. Far from being on a Wookey Jack level but I would drink this again.

05-31-2013 00:57:32 | More by denver10
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-01-2013 20:13:17 | More by GRG1313
Photo of mike_dawson
mike_dawson

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-12-2014 21:29:12 | More by mike_dawson
Photo of Kubrickx
Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-28-2014 13:37:36 | More by Kubrickx
Photo of MRsojourner
MRsojourner

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-27-2013 23:36:53 | More by MRsojourner
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Cara De Luna Black Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.