Cara De Luna Black Ale | Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Cara De Luna Black AleCara De Luna Black Ale
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3.57/5
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79 Ratings
Cara De Luna Black AleCara De Luna Black Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
crazymountainbrewery.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Danobold on 02-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,141
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
79
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a cervoise glass.

Look: Porterish black with plenty of ruby on the edges. Light cream head that fizzes out to a decent film layer, very light lacing.

Aroma: Light coffee, more milk chocolate body, earthy hops on the back end.

Taste: Much like the aroma with light coffee roast and a good milk chocolate presence. Hops offer slight earthy woodiness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light.

Overall: I like that this one isn’t overly hopped and bitter — good chocolate notes.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattmarka1
2.8/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Libeertarian
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 07/23/17:

Deep dark wine red, clear in direct light. Pale brownish tan head of light, rocky foam. Creamy on top, almost like a skin has formed. Excellent retention, but the somewhat cylindrical stout glass may be the reason for it. Patchy lacing. Roasty, smoky-tart, ever so slightly rubbery on the nose. I anticipate a good balance and little in the hop department. Indeed, very smoky tart and dark fruity flavor, but more metallic toward the end of it than bitter or burnt. Tartness on the tip of the tongue, faint dark chocolate as it settles, and dryness and roast on the back, especially in the finish. It’s almost enough to hide any hops that are here, which are earthy or soily for the most part but I feel like there is an orange vibe underneath the dark fruit and balancing with the chocolate, as well some mild peppery hints in the retro-olfaction. Light to medium in body, round and smooth. Carbonation is the finest tingly suds. Considerably sharp around the tips and edges, but overall, all but creamy by the end.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jimbob-gbr
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.83/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$4 a pint at the brewery.

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of ICTguy21
4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: dark brown with a tan head and plenty of lacing

Smell: big malts and chocolate

Taste: coffee, chocolate, maltiness, roasty

Feel: a bit sharp and thin

Overall: a very pleasant beer with a focus on the roasty and chocolate notes. Feels a bit thin though.

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Photo of darkpreferred
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nothing extraordinary. But very drinkable. I liked it. I would have it again. Pours a dark brown with a thin head. Body is on the thin side as well. Smooth and creamy. I could see myself kicking back and having a few in one setting.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.34/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trevor_martin
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jewellrunner
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker brown with a thin off white head.

Smell: Light malts and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light to medium bodied. Taste of malts and light hops.

Overall: Good beer, I would have this one again.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

10/11/2016

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Photo of herman77
3.09/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jaydoc
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeranbrews
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - a rich black slightly ruby hue like chewing tobacco. Beige head that faded quickly with some lacing. 4

S - rich molasses malts chocolate and coffee bean aroma. 4

T - sweet rich creamy. Like a milk stout. Like Guinness and donuts had a baby. 4

M - very nice. Smooth rich malted milk. Just enough effervescence. 4.25

D - very sessionable highly enjoyable in many situations. 4

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
2.59/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of couchsitta
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coastiebob
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
2.75/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TBonez477
4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black with reddish hues, small tannish head of foam.

The smell has a little bit of roasted malt, a hint of chocolate. .not much really going on here.

Same goes for the taste. Light flavours all around but it is still a decent beer.

Light bodied with medium carbonation.

Not a bad Black Ale.

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Cara De Luna Black Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 79 ratings