shigadeyo (3461) - Cincinnati, 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 (183) - 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 (1647) - 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) - Kingston, 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.
DragonStout (1409) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanx to Beerlando for sharing this gem.Pours black and thick as oil with a nice glub glub.A thin lacing khaki head with a nice roasty nose.Flavor had some nice chocolatey sweetness to it.I really didn’t realize it was a high octane brew till I read it here.Very nice brew!
AmEricanbrew (6566) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2009 Diesel oil black with a fleeting brown head. Heavenly aromas of roasty malts with oak vanilla, licorice. Rich, hearty flavor is a fantastic mix of dry roasty malts with sweet molasses, rich chocolate and vanilla. The barrel aging effect is damn near perfect here, nice oak wood notes. One of the best B -aged stouts I’ve had. Awesome. 9/4/9/4/18.............................. May 2009 update. Had this from a cellared keg at the new MS location. Lots of black malt and astringent tobacco flavors with some vanilla sweetness and sour wood also had some metalic notes in the flavor. 8/4/8/4/15
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy Beerlando. Black. Small brown head. At first sniff I thought somebody put some Bell’s 7K in the bottle. A ton of malt complexity- roasty, bittersweet, earthy, lightly smokey, a touch of peated malt?, dark dried fruits, and cookie complimented very nicely by some barrel elements of charred oak, vanilla, and just a touch of whiskey- either the beer is bold enough to overpower the whiskey or the barrels were not first re-use- whichever it is it works, very well. Any Belgian elements are masked by the malt and the barrel, some hop bitterness helps dry out the end a bit. Huge beer, very full body, balanced carbonation. Awesome imperial stout.