Moonraker Brewing Co.
A Note on This Beer
You know those chocolate oranges that you whack on the table before you unwrap the foil so they fall apart into little slices?
Deafening Silence tastes just like that, but with a 13% ABV!
Now, that does NOT mean you should whack this bottle on the table! It’ll break, and its fudgy-citrus aromas will haunt you — a lingering reminder of the beer you never got to taste.
That would be doubly sad, because even though Moonraker is listed as one of Thrillist’s 32 Hottest Breweries in America, their brews rarely leave California. And outside of the West Coast they’re practically impossible to find.
So unless you’ve been out west lately, this is likely your first chance to score a bottle from the GABF Award-winning brewery.
And what a bottle it is! This monumental brew earns a whopping 4.34 on Untappd! It swims with dark chocolate flavors from real cacao nibs, creamy smoothness from whole bean vanilla, and a touch of sunny citrus from fresh orange zest!
Then, after aging for 18 months in a mix of Wild Turkey and Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels, all those flavors blend seamlessly with caramel-whiskey notes and hints of oaky char.
Plus, the towering ABV makes this brew a helluva lot better than any candy confection!
So grab a stash of Deafening Silence and split this decadent Dessert Stout with your sweet-toothed craft buds. Because just like a chocolate orange, this treat is meant to be shared.
No whacking on the table required.
Rated 4.34 on Untappd
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Very nice chocolate orange balance! Apparently I'm in the minority in not really liking BCBS Midnight Orange but I felt this found a better mix than that did. Very much enjoyed this one!
One of the better orange stouts I had. Chocolate orange zest while chilled and The barrel and vanilla came through once it warmed up.