Moonlight Drive | Southbound Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southbound Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
southboundbrewingco.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.75%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our winter seasonal is an Imperial Coffee Stout brewed with Bali Blue Krishna supplied from our friends at PERC Coffee! This brew has notes of chocolate, caramel, roast, & of course coffee! At almost 9% this caffeinated treat is sure to warm you up! So come on baby, gonna take a little ride.

IBUs: 70

Added by rudabegga9 on 01-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,410
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
77
pDev:
9.23%
 
 
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of yaksurf
3.41/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of strong coffee, chocolate and toffee. Big bold coffee taste with chocolate, toffee and caramel.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pinginn
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of southerner2
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Dark as a moonless night, almost no carbonation? Smell is of caramel and black coffee. Tasty but not overpowering, goes down easy. Kind of a quiet brew. I would partake again for sure but it's a beer that sets a mood.

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Photo of JohnBradSC
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonbonfondle
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJSFS
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shanty76
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wrigfen
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very nice porter all the way around. Taste, smell and feel, are very good. They just need to distribute more. I noticed the ABV listed as 8.75. however the beer I had was marked 8. I purchased mine in 12 ounce cans. You need to be careful though, as i failed to notice one can was dented and it exploded when I removed it from the holding clip. Not happy about that, but still a very nice porter indeed. Of note, very smooth tasting, did not have any taste or smell of alcohol but the 8% was there.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayden34
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LucilleToo
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a black colored beer with a dark tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and coffee. The taste follows the nose. An excellent beer.

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Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColSanders123
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T_Hass
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a black color and a thick texture. There was a big, tan-colored, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: An okay aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Not overpowering, but subtly good.

T: Tasted of some coffee, a good amount of cocoa, malt, light grassy hops, and a creamy quality in the finish. The flavor has its flaws - the advertised coffee isn't quite forceful enough - but it is enjoyable. Smooth and creamy.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a silky finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this is an uneven beer, it still has some likable qualities. It's surprisingly easy to drink, especially considering the ABV%.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"This year's version of our winter seasonal is an Imperial Coffee Stout brewed with El Salvador Bella Vista supplied from our friends at PERC Coffee Roasters here in Savannah, Georgia! Our latest rendition of this coffee brew features notes of brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, and a subtle hint of orange. At almost 9% this roasty treat is perfect for a cold winter's day. So come on baby, gonna take a little ride." Brewed in the style of an American Imperial Stout with Coffee added. Available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a foamy frothed head of a medium cocoa brown tone over a near black body. Retention is good and there is some slight lacing. 4

(Smell) Caramel bread malts, chocolate grains, toasted sugars, tangy citrus juices, and lightly acidic coffee bean notes. Potency is medium. 3.5

(Taste) Smooth milk chocolate flavors up front with a lightly toasted caramel syrup undertone and a mildly roasted malt. Not much flavor from the coffee, which fades away behind the roasted malt notes, but the orange zest creates an unusual tanginess that smooths out potentially harsher graininess for a juicier finish. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is creamy, slick, modestly syrupy, medium dry. Carbonation is medium, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is shy of medium for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is slightly sweet and acidic/tangy over roasted malt and grain characters. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters overall. 3.75

(Overall) An interesting stout that waffles between a milk stout standard and an American Imperial, but comes off decidedly enjoyable, if not outstanding. The inclusion of orange flavor is a curious distraction from what I would have expected to be the central focus of this beer- coffee, which is largely underrepresented and difficult to detect. A tasty and enjoyable stout but not very well focused on what I would have expected from the style, which holds it held back from other reputable local options . 3.75

Southbound Brewing Company's
Moonlight Drive
3.71/5.00

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Photo of pmangold
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Moonlight Drive from Southbound Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 77 ratings