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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

40 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 8.66%
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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puboflyons

New Hampshire

2.91/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 00:06:07 | More by puboflyons
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-20-2014 00:57:53 | More by beerbrains
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.2%

09-20-2013 11:45:23 | More by WhitmansNiece
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-17-2013 16:43:46 | More by JAHMUR
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afsdan

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-04-2014 02:05:27 | More by afsdan
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-26-2014 00:04:51 | More by nebula1999
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-05-2013 04:50:00 | More by kylemckinnis
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

11-03-2013 03:07:12 | More by BDeibs
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maxwelldeux

Washington

3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 02:05:55 | More by maxwelldeux
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

a session type black ale from crazy mountain that has the odd paradox of not being a beer i would particularly care to make a session out of. its dark brown in color, almost black with an amber glow in the light, and a half inch of head thats gone before i can blink. the nose is a little sweeter, almost red grape juice sort of sweet, with a schwarzbier type malt bill, german, dark, earthy, and still lighter than others. the ale yeast is nondescript in flavor, but i feel like it hasnt all the way done its job, maybe too short of a fermentation time, maybe an under pitch, i dont know, but i know this beer has more residual sugar than i care for, particularly in the black ale style, where the incumbent earthy dry finish is what works for me. the fruit flavors in the middle of this throw me off, but i dont dislike it. its the feel that sort of turns me negative towards the whole thing, its too sweet and not carbonated enough. there is nothing refreshing about this beer, even though its flavors are pleasant and unique. not a bad miss for crazy mountain, but just a little off the mark. a dryer finish would make it a keeper.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 17:51:56 | More by StonedTrippin
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-27-2013 23:36:53 | More by MRsojourner
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-14-2013 02:13:51 | More by vcoggins
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-02-2013 05:30:14 | More by MNBeerGeek
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-10-2013 22:34:11 | More by steamboatbrewer
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-10-2013 20:53:11 | More by ScubaSteve00
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-28-2013 16:15:24 | More by GraduatedCashew
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-03-2014 00:37:28 | More by capuchinpilates
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denver10

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2013 00:57:32 | More by denver10
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 18:44:16 | More by jlindros
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2014 21:37:26 | More by homebrew311
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Todd

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-16-2013 16:02:32 | More by DrIPA
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Cara De Luna Black Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.