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Midnight Sun 2007 Deadly Sins: Lust



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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
The last in our 2007 Deadly Sin Beer series evokes deadly desire in men (and, OK, women too) with its dark Belgian character. It was aged for ONE year in bourbon oak barrels and infused with sour cherries & brettanomyces.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Draft from the last keg Midnight Sun had: Poured dark brown with off white heads. Really woodsy oak aroma and some faint cherries. Taste in aged fruity, more woods some sourness. The finish was dry finish and spicy. Very drinkable for being an ’07, but sure would have liked to have tried it a little fresher for more brett character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duchammer (186) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JAN 9, 2015
2015 Draft: Poured mahogany with a tan head. Aroma cherries oak and dark stone fruit. Taste nice balance of oak fruit and molasses. Brett died off over time brewed in 2007. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9008) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2014
22 oz bottle shared at a local tasting in 2010. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have dark caramel, Belgian chocolate, tart cherries, bourbon, oak, vanilla, with some Brett funk, dry finish, interesting beer, no sign of the abv. (from notes)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1763) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle. Colour... dark brown with amber edges and no head. Nose... vanilla, figs and dates. Palate... lightly frothy (surprised that there was any froth as there was no head) but a smidge thin with a surge of pressed dates, dark currants and Brooks prunes followed by Bourbon vanilla, faint wisps of cherry and almost no brett, but a delightfully long sweet finish. Not my fave of the "7 deadly beers" but nice nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2011
22oz bottle pours a watery, otherwise opaque black with one ring of white head. Nose is sweet, coffe liqeuer, vanilla beans, light spice, dried fruit. Flavor is sweet but a little artificial, processed chocolate, coffee liqeuer, brown sugar, wet Christmas bread, light spice. Medium bodied, sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Thanks CaptainCougar! Garnet brown pour with a small off white head. Bourbon vanilla sweetness, huge cherry and chocolate- raisin lead to a fig filled finish. Thick, rich, and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Thanks to CaptainCougar!! Dark brown pour. Nose of vanilla wood, light oxidation, cherry and sherry, fig, and raisin. The flavor isn’t necessarily sour from the Brett, but tasty. Lactic, roasty bitterness, and nice dark fruit. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is light oxidation, dates, light milk chocolate, light sherry, earthy and faint burnt malt and coffee. Flavor is light roast, chocolate, dates, caramel, light Brettanomyces, dark fruits, light oxidation and a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
651mL thanks to CaptainCougar. The pour is near ink with a thick, tan, RIS style head. Dense and mocha frappy. Nose is big roast, heavy dark chocolate, cocoa. Taste is ultra rich dark chocolate. Absolutely zero Brett or cherry character. 100% imperial stout right here. Pretty much the opposite of what I was expected, but it is a style Midnight Sun is famous for and this one lives up to the name. Very dense, powerful roast and chocolate. Awesome body. Great mouthfeel overall and super dense. If you are looking for sour, funk, or wild character...prepare to be disappointed. This is just an easy 4.0 imperial stout from one of the masters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Hazy dark brown pour thin light tan head. Smells like an imperial stout - lots of chocolate and coffee and bourbon. Moderately sweet flavor. Just a touch of tartness. Flavor has lots of chocolate and cream. Light bourbon. Not bad.

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