After a week in sunny Florida, I was forced to make my way back to the dump that is southern Illinois, or what I like to call the armpit of America. I guess I wasn’t forced, but I had to go to work on Monday so on Sunday, I started the long journey back. After about 12 hours of driving, I decided to stop off in Nashville, Tennessee at Bearded Iris. A buddy of mine, Niles, was jacked about a weekend can release so I muled some beer back for him. One of those beers was this one.
Moon Dust is an imperial milk stout brewed in collaboration with WeldWerks Brewing Company in “homage to the Moon Pie.” The can states that Moon Dust is brewed with chocolate, graham cracker, marshmallow, and lactose. It pours extremely dark, like ink in the glass with a nice caramel head that quickly vanished to nothing. Aroma is sweet chocolate and graham cracker. It smells decadent and slightly boozy, which is surprising.
Sweet chocolate on the tongue at first with a blast of vanilla and marshmallow on the back end. There’s some nice graham cracker flavors throughout, giving this a unique taste. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, which is a disappointment. Considering how dark this beer is, I thought it would be thicker. Wow, I didn’t expect much from this beer, but I am quite surprised. There’s some dark chocolate notes here as well, which I find quite pleasing. I suppose if you close your eyes and think about moon pies then maybe it tastes like one. Maybe. I do look forward to V. Fudge, their imperial oatmeal stout with chocolate, lactose, and vanilla. If anyone has one they’d like to trade, let me know! That stout looks amazing.
And hey, it was only 16 hours back to my empty house in Illinois. And to top off the “joy” of living 1,000 miles away from my best friend, it snowed the week I came home. Ugh.
- ABV: 8.2%
- Untappd Rating: 4.25
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