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Baird Midnight Oil Export Stout

Baird Midnight Oil Export Stout
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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Foreign Stout
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Export stouts generally are rich and roasty in flavor, moderately high in alcoholic strength, and sporting some noticeable hop character (normally registering in terms of bitterness and flavor). Baird Midnight Oil Export Stout enjoys a complexly layered roasted malt character (in addition to roasted barely we add three roasted malts to the grist -- chocolate, chocolate wheat and black) and a firm, straightforward hop flavor (bittering and flavor additions of Nugget and Fuggle, respectively). The color is midnight oil black, the mouthfeel is oily and unctuous. This stout will pick up your spirits amidst this dreary end to winter in Japan. In addition to the draught version, bottles (633 ml) also are available for purchase.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2262) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
On a day when the former Oils’ frontman performed the exceedingly rare double Gonski... Bottle, 13C. Black with a tan head that settles to an inch. Aroma is gently but deeply roasty with coffee, chocolate and cherries, some licorice, grapefruit and pepper. Oily, low carbonation. Sweeter and more straightforward than suggested by the aroma, with caramel and mocha. Bitterness is quite firm and the beer dries out a bit towards the end. Just a touch of licorice, hints of citrus. After the sweetness the finish is pleasantly clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
My favourite Baird stout- dry, roasty, savoury but soft too. Really well done- one to enjoy into late night

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Draught at Baird Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama - RBJG#2. Pitch black - offwhite head. Burned malts, dryness, licorice, nice bitterness, oiley, chocolate, high dark burned malts, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (2500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
Tap at Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, some alcohol, some caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
Draft at the source. Brown color, tan head. Aroma of cocoa and subtle coffee. Taste is cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1724) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2013
Tap at Nakameguro taproom. My favourite of the three stouts I had that night. Dark brown, big bubbly thick golden head. Aroma is oaty, bit of roast, touch of chocolate maybe. Littke bit of citrus. Taste is quite nice. Mellow and slightly creamy, roast again as expected, slight hop bitterness, touch of vanilla, bit of citrus fruitiness in there but well hidden. Finish is big and dark, thick and roasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1760) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
On tao in Bashimachi Tap Room. Colour is oily back, with a rainbow bubbly head. Nose is really nice sweet chocolate, roasted malt and some earthiness. Taste is dark chocolate, strong alcoholic kick like an imperial stout, earthy roasted malt and some coffee on the finish. Dry and sweet and very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (959) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 22, 2011
22/07/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (bottle). Degustazione al Baird Beer Festival. Bellissimo color tonaca di frate, scuro, con lieve cappello di schiuma color cappuccino, poco persistente. Al naso è molto interessante, note tostate, cioccolato in evidenza, una punta di caffè e spezie. In bocca è molto ben equilibrata, dolciastra, con una punta amarognola sul finale, più cioccolato che caffè. Al palato è meravigliosamente vellutata, con una carbonazione molto bassa. Forse manca un po’ di corpo e risulta un po’ corta. Ma per essere una stout da 6,3% è comunque un bel prodotto.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2010
Very dark stout good head medium carbonation aroma rich chocolate vanilla liccorice flavour vanilla liccorice some very rich chocolate caramel the bitter is good finish far too much richness hard to enjoy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2012 Draught at the Nakameguro Taproom. Black with small bubbily head, giving away the thin mouth feel to come. Smell was roasted coffee mixed with the vinous baird hops and some chocolate as well. Dark chocolate and coffee cream taste, some hop presence as well. I was in my cups at this point but really liked this one. Re-rate from 2010 bottle found in Australia. Palate is a bit thin still but nice and creamy, head is wonderfully pillowy and tan. Had to up the score - Baird is on a world scale, amazing brews!

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