Moondance

Southbound Beer Moondance
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

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 accended 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. 

Profile

ABV: 
10.6%
IBUs: 
40
Hops: 
Magnum, Goldings
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Southbound Brewing Company’s Moondance is another one of the brewery's creative and interesting specialty beer offerings. There have been Belgian takes on a wide range of traditional beer styles by many breweries over the past few years; in this example, Southbound tried its hand at “Belgianizing” an Imperial Stout and was quite successful at doing so.  

This opaque, black ale with a fair tan stand of head delivers roasty, chocolate and black malt characters in the aroma with a funky, typically Belgian bite in the background. The flavor has the typical compounded dark malt expression (as would be expected in an Imperial Stout), but it is somewhat low in complexity for the style. Subtle brown spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and citrus-like coriander are also evident. A funky Belgian fermentation character behind this complements the package quite well. The middle and finish retains the flavor balance, with a very clean yet warming alcohol note that makes itself more and more evident upon swallowing. The blend of dark malts delivers a nice balance and an enjoyable, moderately lingering aftertaste. The body of this brew is, surprisingly, rather light for the style. This is not a big, chewy Imperial Stout, but rather one that is quite smooth and dangerously quaffable – especially for a brew pushing 11 percent ABV!  

This is a well-thought-out and well-constructed brew, and it delivers what it promises. If you're an Imperial Stout fan, this is definitely recommended!

Brewery Introduction

Southbound Brewing Company is the first production microbrewery located in Savannah, Georgia. Southbound launched our first brew in the state in mid May 2013. We aspire to become the most innovating and exciting yet. By bringing the American beer revolution to Savannah's back door, we hope to... Read More

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