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195. Penobscot Bay Brewery Half Moon Stout

My fifth beer from Penobscot Bay Brewing and one their better offerings. The beer pours a very dark almost black color with thin tan head. Taste was what you would expect from a stout; roasted malts, some chocolate tones, nothing too surprising here but a solid every day stout. Mouth feel was right on as well. This is a slightly above average stout but not as good as Gritty’s or some of the other stouts I have reviewed in the past few months.
Pros: Good example of the style
Alcohol Content: 5.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Penobscot Bay Brewery
Brewers Description: In 1609 Henry Hudson entered Penobscot Bay in the vessel the “Half Moon”. Four hundred years later the Half Moon is back in Penobscot Bay! Based on an old porter recipe described as brave, proud, or “Stout”. A one hour mash of pale, crystal, chocolate and wheat malts, and a large portion of roasted barley yield this dark, full-bodied stout with a heavy aroma of fresh roasted coffee. The mild Fuggles hops balances the bitterness.