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: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2405) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2014
Sample @ CBC. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted and sweet malt, chocolate, coffee. Taste is sweet malt, roasted bitterness, some green pepper notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (12047) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee and spicy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4538) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, cacao and coffee. Bitter coffee flavour, cacao. Quite full body. Finish coffee and reasted malts.
(From draught @ CBC blue session, Copenhagen 2014)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karstenborg (803) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
Black with a small white head. Aroma is coffee, caramel and malt. Taste is coffee and a bit liqurice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1956) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3539) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (3348) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2014
Sample from tap, CBC 2014. Pitch black with a thin, tanned head. Roasted aroma with chocolate, coffee, liquorice, vanilla, caramel and herbal hops. Taste is light bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry, bitter and roasted with liquorice. Nice Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2014
At CBC. Black colour with white head. Roasted, chocolate aroma. Roasted, chocolate taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11352) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2014
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration, second session. Very dark coloured body, good lacing from a decent beige head. Roasted dark malty nose. Earthy chocolate and liquorice flavours joined by herbal hops towards the ending. Fine bodied, soft in the mouth. Nice (02.05.2014).

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