Moonjumper | DESTIHL Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery
Illinois, United States
destihl.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fasten your space helmet because this stout will quickly have you orbiting the moon. Notes of roasted and chocolate malts round out our milk stout's sweet side, creating a well-balanced beer with a smooth mouthfeel and creamy tan head. One sip of this medium-bodied stout will have you jumping over the moon for another. Cheers!

INGREDIENTS: chocolate malt, pale chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats, midnight wheat, caramel malt 90, r-row malt, lactose.

30 IBU

Added by superspak on 08-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,633
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
46
pDev:
15.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
Gots:
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent chestnut/mahogany with 2 fingers of tan head. Near zero head retention & less lacing

S: Roastyness, cocoa

T: Follows the nose, plus dryness up front. More roastyness, some coffee, plus dryness as this warms, plus a touch of iron . Finishes dry, roasty & a vague vanilla sweetness on the edges

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation

A good milk stout, well worth a go

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More User Reviews:
Photo of woodychandler
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My DESTIHL Day CANtinues, but in a new, outerworldly direction as I make like 1960s Dick Tracy and head for the Moon. It is a CANQuest (tm) thing, so if you don't understand, then I enCANourage you to read Alice Schertle's poem, "Taradiddle" in her "How Now, Brown Cow" collection.

From the CAN: "Dark. Sweet. Silky."; "Fasten your space helmet because this stout will quickly have you orbiting the moon. Notes of roasted and chocolate malts round out our milk stout's sweet side, creating a well-balanced beer with a smooth mouthfeel and creamy tan head. One sip of this medium-bodied stout will have you jumping over the moon for another. Cheers!"; "Support Flavor/Boycott Bland (tm)".

I Crack!ed open the vent & when nothing untoward ocCANurred, I went with a slow, gentle Glug into the awaiting glass. An in-glass swirl raised just under two fingers of dense, frothy, foamy, deep-tan/light-brown head that resembled a chocolate milkshake until it slowly reduced to wisps. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing naught but cola highlights at the edges. Nose smelled strongly of chocolate and faintly of peanuts & I was put in mind of Tin Roof ice cream! My late Pops loved Rocky Road first & Tin Roof second. Mmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but just enough to call it medium. The taste was very chocolaty, more towards milk chocolate than bittersweet chocolate, but the CANsistant nuttiness made me think of a Mr. Goodbar, which is my favorite. Finish was semi-sweet, just edgy enough that I would not call it "sweet". I have been a fan of DESTIHL Brewery for a while, but when they CAN make a beer in a style that I usually find cloying & make it palatable, I know that I have found a winner!

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Photo of DanGeo
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeschaefer
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OKbrew89
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours an oil black color with a small head that leaves no lacing. Nose of roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and ash. Medium body and medium-light carbonation.
There's enough bulk in the body to get the feel right, but it's missing sweetness. There's an ashiness/burntness to it that I've never had before in a milk stout. I had higher expectations for it.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.36/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with rich tan head and very sticky lacing. Nose is full of coffee, chocolate, oat, and a little vanilla. The taste is very good, nice bitter chocolate with some coffee and oat tones. Picking up a mild sweetness like vanilla or sugar. Overall this is a rocking good beer, had a lot of milk stouts and this one does not disappoint, very smooth and clean, medium feel.

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Photo of Fubudu187
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Captain69
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Moonjumper has a very thick, tan head, a dark brown appearance, with lighter brown highlights, and heavy glass lacing. The aroma is of rich, sweet cream & coffee, dark-roasted malt, some chocolate, and a touch of char. Taste is of acrid bitterness, dark malt, and lots of tap water. Mouthfeel is lower medium and a little slick, and Moonjumper finishes medium dry.

RJT

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Photo of Murphious
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The one thing exciting, to me, about Destihl's Moonjumper was the tiny bit of smokiness. Reminded me a little of a Rauchbier. Other than that, not a "Boycott Bland" beer; It is what it is. Pours nice and dark with 3/4" foam that disappears in under 5 min. No Lacing after that, so it is just a bit thin for "medium" as it describes on the can Pleasant nose but nothing impresses. Very smooth at first sip with a light smoke in the finish. Read a earlier review that mentioned sourness? Not in this can. Overall, nice but not a must-try, IMO. With more body, flavor, and smoke, this could be special---but then it wouldn't be under $10 a 6-pk.

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Photo of gatornation
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin black/brown color . smells of milk chocolate malts with some creamy coffee. Taste followed nose with more milk chocolate with roasted malts in the finish. A thin mouth feel with little carbonation. was nit that pleased with this one was very thin with very little flavor.

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Photo of Dave2234
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of probert
2.67/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beerguy04
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a heavy tan head, with heavy lacing. Smell is coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal. Taste is the same. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly watered down. Overall, not bad, but better milk stouts out there.

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Photo of smcolw
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with no light passing. Nearly no head and certainly no lace.

Dark cocoa with a touch of burnt malt. Light coffee.

Starts off like unsweetened cocoa but ends in a creamless/sugarless mocha. Smooth with a higher carbonation level. Short aftertaste of black patent malt.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

MMMMMmmmm!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Chocolatey brown pour forming into dark brown, head is sandy beige and 1/2 finger. Leaves hilly lace up the glass.

Aroma is the grain bill - roasted barley and chocolate malts, with faint hints of caramel and pale. Very grainy, slight lactose.

Flavor is again roasted malts, chocolate malts, sight caramel malt and pale malt. Lingering coffee and milk notes remain on the palate. Faint ash.

Feel is medium-thick, which it states on the can that it is. Very roasted finish. Grows kinda starchy on the palate.

Overall, I don't think the low ratings are deserved...rather, I think people were expecting this to be something that it's not. Read the can, anticipate the intentions of the beer. It's not supposed to be anything crazy, it's supposed to be "roasted and chocolate malts round out the sweet side, with a smooth mouthfeel and a creamy tan head". It hits all of those notes. It's fine. Nothing terrible, nothing exciting. It's your basic Illinois/Wisconsin area stout. Would I have again? Probably not, but you never know.

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Photo of Tone
4.16/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear dark brown color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of chocolate, oatmeal, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, cereal, and slight yeast. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, chocolate, roasted malt, slight oatmeal, and a hint of hop. Overall, good apperance, aroma, feel, and blend.

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Photo of Casey_L
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of animal69
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This brew, from a can, is black With a brown, slim head. The aroma is of coffee and dark grain. Chocolate milk... dark chocolate. Full body and semi dry. Drinkable and rewarding.

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Photo of superspak
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 12/18/2017. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, cream, and toasted dark bread; with light notes of nuttiness, vanilla, smoke, char, licorice, molasses, dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, cream, and toasted dark bread; with light notes of nuttiness, vanilla, smoke, char, licorice, molasses, dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, cream, toasted dark bread, light smoke/dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and zero cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is good. On the thin side on body, but not too bad. Zero warming alcohol for 6.1%. Overall this is a very good milk stout. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Solid richness for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured a opaque, black hue with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of chocolate, toffee and caramel. Sweet tasting with milk chocolate and toffee flavors.

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Moonjumper from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 46 ratings