Moonlight Drive
Southbound Brewing Company

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From:
Southbound Brewing Company
 
Georgia, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 8.98%
Ratings:
79
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 14, 2020
Added:
Jan 27, 2014
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  23
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: 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
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4.01 by mothmanscott from Georgia on Jan 14, 2020
 
4.04 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Mar 23, 2019
 
3.41 by yaksurf from North Carolina on Jun 14, 2018
 
3.8 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Feb 02, 2018
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4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

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.

Jan 27, 2018
 
4.25 by AngusOg from North Carolina on Jan 12, 2018
 
3.77 by Pinginn from Georgia on Jan 03, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by southerner2 from Georgia

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.

Nov 25, 2017
 
4.03 by JohnBradSC from South Carolina on Nov 25, 2017
 
4.15 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Apr 17, 2017
 
3.75 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota on Apr 09, 2017
 
4.02 by MJSFS from Florida on Mar 26, 2017
 
4.44 by JamesLeung from Florida on Mar 25, 2017
 
3.96 by Shanty76 from Georgia on Feb 25, 2017
 
4.05 by jaydoc from Kansas on Feb 24, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Wrigfen from South Carolina

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.

Feb 14, 2017
 
3.85 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Jan 20, 2017
 
4.41 by Hayden34 from Georgia on Jan 19, 2017
 
4 by LucilleToo from Connecticut on Dec 20, 2016
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ordybill from Georgia

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.

Dec 15, 2016
 
4 by psmith161 from Indiana on Nov 29, 2016
 
4.1 by MTKATL from Georgia on Nov 18, 2016
 
3.87 by ColSanders123 from Georgia on Nov 16, 2016
 
3.83 by T_Hass from Georgia on Nov 15, 2016
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3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by avalon07 from South Carolina

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%.

May 01, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Jadjunk from Georgia

"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

Apr 12, 2016
 
4 by pmangold from Florida on Mar 14, 2016
 
4.18 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts on Mar 12, 2016
 
4.12 by mweso2000 from Georgia on Jan 30, 2016
 
4.5 by c00ller from Georgia on Jan 19, 2016
 
4.62 by fbipi187 from Florida on Jan 07, 2016
 
4.02 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Jan 02, 2016
 
4.35 by OldTime from Georgia on Sep 12, 2015
 
4.16 by GTJayG from Georgia on Aug 18, 2015
 
3.5 by BrownAleMale from Wisconsin on Aug 09, 2015
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3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by ArchimedesSox from Georgia

A: Dark, black, opaque, large, thick light brown head, dissipates very slowly

S: Chocolate, burnt malts, coffee, light hop smell mixed in nicely with the dark malts

T: Really sweet, chocolate, coffee, caramel, cola, burnt malts, little hop bitterness at the end. This one is really aggressive on the taste, almost too much for me.

M: Full, velvety texture.

O: A good beer but a little too overpowering in my opinion. I like a good sweet stout with strong flavors but this one doesnt seem to mesh well for me.

Jul 20, 2015
 
4 by Nordbier from Georgia on Jul 08, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

look: Very dark, nearly opaque brown. Some cola highlights round the edges. Full creamy mocha head.
smell: Coffee is the star and it's a rich roasty star. some chocolate and caramel compliment.
taste: Not too sweet, not too bitter. Creamy coffee goodness.
overall: a really fine Coffee Stout.

Jul 05, 2015
 
4.17 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on May 19, 2015
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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by garyloveman from Massachusetts

Super strong black coffee flavor, but not much bitterness.

May 06, 2015
Moonlight Drive from Southbound Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 79 ratings