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Saranac Moonshadow Black IPA - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Moonshadow Black IPASaranac Moonshadow Black IPA

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DoubleMalt on 10-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 109 | Reviews: 22
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1.7/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not the best I've had

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3.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.72/5  rDev +11%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle, best before March 31, 2014. Oh well, this was a gift from a friend and he gave me the bottle about a month ago. Served in a DFH IPA glass, the beer pours a mahogany color with a couple inch light tan head that sticked around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The beer smells like roasted and bready malt, chocolate, herbal hops, and some light citrusy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also a bit of dark bread and coffee noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick with moderate carbonation. Hopefully in the future I'll get to try a fresher bottle of this.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of generallee
3.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It has a very dark brown to black look which is nearly opaque. There is a ton of carbonation running the sides of the glass. On top there is a light tan head which hang on well and makes nice sticky lace on the glass.

Smell: There are some citrus hop notes over bready maltiness in the nose.

Taste / Palate: Up front there is a light bready malt and some citrus hop notes. Hop bitterness along with some toasted notes build up and starts to linger long in to the finish.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.84/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The appearance of this beer is dark and roasty, typical of what one would expect of a stout. the head was quite white and dissipated to almost nothing very quickly.

S: The aroma of this brew gives scents of chocolate malts and citrus fruits.

T: Overall the hints of chocolaty malt and citrus come through most dominantly as they did in the aroma.

M: Well carbonated with a smooth texture on the tongue.

O: This would be a good session type beer for me, nothing special but very drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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2/5  rDev -40.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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Saranac Moonshadow Black IPA from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.