Moonlight Drive - Southbound Brewing Company

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Southbound Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.75% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: rudabegga9 on 01-27-2014

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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 11
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Photo of chinchill
3.39/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This "imperial coffee stout" comes with a semi-durable, sudsy, light brown head over a very dark brown body.spotty lacing.

Fine, rich aroma of dark malts with an obvious coffee note.

Flavor: rich, dark roasted malts with way too much burnt grain flavor. Mild-moderate bitterness.

Feel: carbonation is a tad high; medium plus body.

O: burnt grains in the flavor sink this great smelling coffee stout.

Photo of ThickNStout
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

22oz bottle that my brother picked up for me while in Savannah, GA. Brewed 03/2014. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours black with a finger and a half cap of dark khaki head. The froth fades to a nice halo and faint haze across the surface. Very little lace.

Smells sweet and roasty with sweet cream, coffee, roasted malt and cocoa.

Flavor is considerably more roasty and bitter than the nose implied. Dark roast coffee, chocolate malts, burnt caramel, rolled oats, a lactose sweetness and a dollop of booze. I'm not sure if this is brewed wIth oats but there is a flavor and texture that I associate with oatmeal stouts. Smooth and tasty, this goes down quite easily for it's abv.

Creamy, medium full body with subtle-but-active carbonation. Bitter aftertaste with cold brewed coffee, deeply roasted malt and charred sugar.

Slightly over roasty but the coffee notes and texture are near spot-on. My first bottled offering from Southbound has me hankering for more. Hopefully this will be brewed again, and in sufficient quantities to make it to the Atlanta area.

Photo of garyloveman
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Super strong black coffee flavor, but not much bitterness.

Photo of rcairney1
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

delicious, and good coffee aroma. Definitely worth a trip across the bridge to taste.
Looks great, dark and delicious.
Tastes great, coffee and chocolate.
O- Really good beer from the local guy. Go check it out their place is cool, the people are cool, great way to spend a couple bucks with some friends.

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.81/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very sound sweet stout. Had it on tap, Ill start looking for it in the bottle.

Photo of BrettMRogers
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-deep dark brown, almost black. Tan creamy white head, 1/2 in

S-sweet nutty aroma, coffee for sure

T-toasty nutty flavor, coffee slightly there

M-medium to full bodied, stickiness

O-delicious stout. I wanted to take some home. Had it on tap at the brewery

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a very nice American Imperial Coffee Stout

Photo of GallowsThief
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into my tulip. Picked up in Savannah.

A – Solid black with a finger of frothy, creamy and bubbly head. Nice lacing. Good looking beer in the glass.

S – Milk and dark chocolate. Cream, vanilla.

T - Nice roasted malts with a dose of coffee flavor. Has somewhat of a burnt taste. Not sweet like the smell would lead you to believe. Finishes with a slightly bitter taste.

M – Medium bodied with a tingly feel on the palate. Ample carbonation.

O – She looks and smells good. Taste is solid but had a bit too much burnt malt flavor for me. Still a good brew here.

Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -37%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This just tastes like dirt. So earthy. Not what a sweet stout should be.

Photo of DuffDaddy
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taster at Wild Wings in off Market Square in Savannah, GA.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very dark brown, near black body, with a noted viscousness, and a surging, thick, tan foam head.

Smell: Rich roasted barley malt layered in melty chocolate, lush caramel, darkened toast, and the great-smelling coffee. Also, some dark fruits!

Taste: Very fluid transition of dark caramel, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee doctored up with a splash of cream. Modest dark fruitiness. Light toastiness under the more fuller flavors. Minimal hop character and bitterness. Solid coffee flavor throughout. Very smooth, coffee-laden, dark malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel.

Overall: It's big and bold, but not the stinking sewer so many beers can be, and each sip is so amazing to savor. Everyone, go drink it immediately.

Moonlight Drive from Southbound Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.