Southbound Brewing Company

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Belgian Strong Dark Ale
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3.81 | pDev: 4.72%
Southbound Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Any night will be a marvelous night for our newest brew, Moondance. This Belgian Inspired Imperial Stout brewed with Spices comes in at a whopping 10.6% ABV. It's smooth and creamy texture ensures it goes down nice and easy Moondance is chock-full of dark fruit, chocolate, deep caramel and roast flavors accented with subtle notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and spice. The complex fruity esters pair perfectly with its spicy aromatics. The incredibly flavorful monster stout will call to your heartstrings and ensure a truly magical night.

IBUs: 40
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3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from a friend. Bottled 11/2015. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours a dark tea brown with about two fingers of pale tan head. The foam fades to a thin surface haze and frothy crown that leaves a few scattered splotches of lace.

Aromas of anise, clove, dark fruit, nutmeg and some faint roast.

Tastes of the stereotypical Christmas spices. Nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and anise with other notes of fruit skins, roast malts, caramel, a little dark chocolate and a slight nip of booze.

Fairly creamy, medium full body with mild carbonation. Lingering finish of semi bitter dark chocolate covered fruit skins infused with holiday spicing.

It seems like Southbound has given the Christmas quad treatment to a stout l. Moondance is decent enough stout but between that Belgian yeast and heavy spicing it goes in a direction that I need not revist.

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Photo of chinchill
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap in ATL; revisited with 22 oz bottle in July 2017.

Pours near black with a good head.
The complex aroma is dominated by chocolate, dark roasted grains and spices.
The flavor also features spicy dark roasted grains. Hints of dark dried fruits. Mild bitterness in the finish and aftertaste.
Smooth, full body; warming but not hot.

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Photo of Jason
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Roasty, Unique, Spice, Warming

Big, bold and spicy. Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg flavor, which goes well with the hefty malt character and the flare of Belgian yeast. It’s hard to tell that this is 10.6 percent, though I do sense that there is a bit of warmth there, mostly dark fruit and floral esters. Moondance is very easy to sip. The spicing fades slowly into the finish and is well placed throughout. Overall, a nice mash-up of flavors.

Look 3.75 | Smell 3.75 | Taste 3.75 | Feel 4.50 | Overall 3.75

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #108 (JAN 2016)

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Moondance from Southbound Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 6 ratings