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Moonlight Drive | Southbound Brewing Company

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10 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southbound Brewing Company
Georgia, United States | website

Style: Milk / Sweet 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
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
55
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 55
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

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Photo of mlhyatt
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

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Photo of GTJayG
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of garyloveman
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Super strong black coffee flavor, but not much bitterness.

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Photo of rcairney1
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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Photo of GABrew
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mdlb44
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pmangold
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerando
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.81/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

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Photo of KG710
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of avalon07
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
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 InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fbipi187
4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Knoxrb12
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Moonlight Drive from Southbound Brewing Company
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