sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Dan Journal #271. Tasted 7/2/09. 22oz Bomber. Opaque brown with a dark khaki head. Mild nose with hints of cocoa dust and faint coffee. Full bodied with a smooth palate and a good amount of flavors. Mild chocolate and fudge. Cinnamon and graham crackers. Mild citrus notes in the finish. Bright effervescence. Good beer! More so Imperial Stout, less Belgian. Dry, earthy malts with a sticky finish. Slight burn and very nice!
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of coffee beans, chocolate, some sweet malty hints, spicy. Tastes of toffee, caramel, some bitter hints, some fruity hints, vanilla, some oaky dryness, cognac. Enjoyable.
TheEpeeist (3281) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Ebony with a tan haze and a ring. Nose is rich dark chocolate, espresso, coconut and grass. Silky with a full mouthfeel dissolving with an airy sparkle. Taste is Belgian chocolate, caramel, orange peel and dark roast. Hints of sassafras. Perfectly bittersweet with marvelous complexity.
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6/19/2009: Finally, something really worth trying! Midnight Sun Sloth has a great aroma that’s like chocolate cake paired with malt whisky along with some charred woody notes. It is almost port-like in both the aroma and flavor. There is a lot of deep caramelization in this beer and the flavor contains smooth Belgian chocolate, charred wood, and mocha with a vanilla finish to it. It is smooth, full-bodied, and creamy. Overall it is really complex and VERY good!
Draught (6 fl. oz. sample) at the Midnight Sun Brewing Company Loft in Anchorage, Alaska. Rating #70 for this beer.
Keir (124) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle from a large Midnight Sun delivery from my brother. Deep, dark color with a whisp of amber head. Nose of bourbon and chocolate. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, bourbon, smoky. A bit dry on the palate. Flavor develops as it warms. Delicious.
Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - JUN 28, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! I was excitied to see this on tap for the Grand Opening of the new location this weekend. A very dark pour black with a tan/brown fluffy head. Leaves a nice lace. Roasted notes with hints of chocolate and whiskey. Taste is the same. A nice drink, full bodied and creamy. Awesome brew!
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 23, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ the brewery, they broke out 5 gallons of this to help break in the new place. Aroma is huge and filled with chocolate, coffee, oak, alcohol and vanilla. Black with just the slightest bit of color around the edges, dense brown head leaving a lot of lace. Flavor is sweet with a very light amount of bitter and sour. Full bodied, thick oily mouth feel, soft carbonation and a long sweet finish. This is an amazing beer, imagine a world class Imp Stout brewed with a Belgian yeast that just adds to the complexity, taste and aroma.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 24, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured very black, prunes, wood, vanilla, dark chocolate, alcohol, little coffee, slightly vinous.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 24, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured deep an viscous brown with a dark tan finger thick head. The nose is big an complex with coffee, chocolate, vanilla and oak. The flavor is extremely smooth with the same influences from the nose with a touch of vinous influence along with a hint of coconut. No hint of alcohol until I was most of the way into my glass. Creamy smooth mouthfeel.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 2, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 So rich and smooth and excellent on the palate. Nice and full body and toasty and delcious. A little alcohol present too but really smooth. Having this again made me realize that it is freakin awesome. So incredibly rich and the alcohol has faded a bit. Chocolaty goodness, creamy, candy in a glass. Loads of complexity with vanilla and toffee with just the right level of roast. Amazing.