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Midnight Sun 2007 Deadly Sins: Sloth

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work. SLOTH Belgian-style Imperial Stout is deliberately dark as hell. The pour is slow and sluggish. Its head is menacing, becoming torn and tattered Belgian lace on the sides of the glass as you cautiously consume this brew—sip by insidious sip. The aroma is sweet from heavy malt and big alcohol with notes of vanilla, coconut and whiskey from the oak. The depth & breadth of roasted malt flavors loiters on the palate while the robust finish lingers, well, forever. SLOTH...Just add couch.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2009
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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2009
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3281) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2009
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2009

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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Keir (124) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2009
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - JUN 28, 2009
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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 23, 2009
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 24, 2009
Poured very black, prunes, wood, vanilla, dark chocolate, alcohol, little coffee, slightly vinous.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 24, 2009
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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 2, 2009
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.


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