Cara De Luna Black Ale | Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Cara De Luna Black AleCara De Luna Black Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
crazymountainbrewery.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Danobold on 02-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

The nose is not big – clean, mostly malt with light touches of roast. Pours deep dark brown with a 3” tan head. The very creamy palate provides smooth chocolate and grain flavors with a dash of caramel and a touch of vanilla. No burnt roast flavors, very light traces of espresso on the finish, no big bitterness. Balanced towards the malt. Medium body and carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeranbrews
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - a rich black slightly ruby hue like chewing tobacco. Beige head that faded quickly with some lacing. 4

S - rich molasses malts chocolate and coffee bean aroma. 4

T - sweet rich creamy. Like a milk stout. Like Guinness and donuts had a baby. 4

M - very nice. Smooth rich malted milk. Just enough effervescence. 4.25

D - very sessionable highly enjoyable in many situations. 4

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Dmart1223
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beergoot
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Cara De Luna Black Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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