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Midnight Sun 2007 Deadly Sins: Sloth

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (14430) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours a menacing black with a moderate, creamy brown head. Roasted, dark malt aroma with candy and faint hops. Quite sweet with more dark malts, along with licorice, raisins, caramel, Belgian sugar and some chocolate. Modest bitterness. Full bodied with average carbonation. Finishes rich and sweet with lingering cocoa maltiness and some boozy warmth. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (13679) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
A: The pour is nearly flat, thick, and black as night. Essentially no head with a few scattered bubbles. S: Tons of sweet milk chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, and just a hint of coffee. As it warms up, a touch of figs, raisins, and miscellaneous dark fruits. T: The flavor of this beer is just so smooth and rich. The whiskey and vanilla come through strongly and give way to sweet chocolate, and a hint of coffee. The oak makes itself known at times, and there are some dark stone fruit flavors on the back end. M: Really exceptional in terms of the feel. Nice and smooth, creamy, and full bodied. D: An absolutely fantastic beer all around. I wish I had a bottle of this because I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my few samples of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12351) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2008
(BCTC, 22oz bottle, thanks TomDecapolis) Creamy brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some coffee/roast, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast/burnt, coffee, some alcohol/burn. Creamy medium-full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12066) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle share at local BA gathering. Poured black color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Heavy toasted chocolate, wood with a small alcohol aroma. Median to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet chocolate malt flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2010
RBWG@RLRL-22oz bottle-pours a light brow head and black color and sheets the glass. Aroma is dark malt-licorice/anise. Taste is dark malt-licorice/anise, earthy/spice hops, dark fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Bomber ( thanks to robertburns for sharing) poured a translucent black with a small lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of frfuittiness, carmel, toffee, light roastiness and a hint of brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, fruitiness, milk chocolate and light vanilla with a smooth lingering semi sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Date: 02/01/2008
Mode: bottle
Source: Tasting, Pre-Sex

Appearance: very dark brown, fine tan head, bits of lace,
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma with a nice sweet estery fruityness,
Overall: rich chocolate, nice fruity sweetness, touch of dark chocolate bitterness, fruity esters really bring out the rich chocolate, light bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2009
JW77 with the mack daddy hook up! Hell yeah bro! Blackish pour. Tons of molasses, roast, chocolate and some coffee notes. Flavor is full of coconut, chocolate, roast, molasses and dark toasty notes. Damn right!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2009 Bottle…Pre-Chunk & Patriot’s Lick-Yo-Face-Off Throwdown!... This beer rocks!... Pours pitch black with a very small, creamy, light brown head. The woodsy, chocolaty aroma provides a swirl of oak, sourmash, tobacco, coconut and espresso. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Sweet dark-chocolate, bourbon and gobs of sticky burnt-marshmallow layered upon lesser notes of bitter espresso and charcoal. Burnt, chocolaty, woodsy, warming finish. Thanks to Beerlando for providing the bottle of this world class imperial stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9997) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Big thanks to TomDecapolis for sharing this 22oz bottle. Poured a dark black (it just doesn’t get darker than this) with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of dark fruits, oak, wood, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses, smoke, and chocolate. Tastes of dark fruits, oak, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and roasty. Full and creamy body. Damn this was good.

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