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Midnight Sun 2007 Deadly Sins: Sloth

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RATINGS: 111   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.


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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours aa deep dark black. Aroma of cherries, vanilla, coconut, and hints of bourbon. Flavor of whiskey, vanilla, chocolate. A very complex profile to this beer. What an amazing bottle.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle. Huge massive thanks to JW77 for sharing at RBWG. Small sample but it looked to be almost black with a small head. But again very small sample. Nose was big roasted malt but terrific melding of bourbon. rich chocolate, raisin and dark caramel. Nose is incredibly intense. Flavor is just as intense. Up front chocolate covered raisins with a terrific cherry pit character. Roast character is low as this is on the sweeter side but by no means is it sticky. Its quite dry and finishes with wood bourbon and even a little smoke. This thing is so complex I could drink it for an hour and still come up with different characteristics. Truly an exceptional beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9133) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Red tinged black colored beer with a full tan head. Really nice aromas, with deep dark fruits, brandy and roasted malt and chocolate notes. Delightfully crafted malt character, with notes of peanut butter, chocolate, espresso roast and dark fruits. Incredible 30-second + finish lasts and lasts. Amazing ale.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2008
139th Imperial Stout rating, gets me in the top Imperial Stout raters! Bomber from Tim, thanks so much dude. This felt like as good a time as any to embrace sloth, shared with my girlfriend Cyn for the 50th rating of this beer. Poured into my reidel snifter, glad I had one clean for this, a rich deep black with a light brown head that has touches of lighter reds. The nose on this beer is simply incredible, its sweet, and really nice with hints of vanilla and some coconut, the smokyness and roastyness are there but subtle, I could sniff this for hours without taking a sip, but I just don’t have that kind of time. Excellent on the nostrils. Taste is sweet with rich peaty notes. Peat is strong in the taste with big time roasty, smokey qualities. I can’t say taht I really can tell the belgian qualities of this imperial stout, I think I got them in Weyerbacher 13, but not completely sure. The taste is quite rich and strong, but the alcohol is restrained. This is a masterful beer. I’m really curious after having this how good Berserker will be. Fantastic beer, fantastic. Glad to share this with my girlfriend, take my time, and sit on my couch as the description directs.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nickd717 (3569) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Wow, huge thanks to ipa247 on BA for sharing this extreme rarity that I thought I’d never get a chance to try. Jeff somehow pulls some insanely ridiculous beers. This one really blew me away and exceeded even the high expectations I had set for it. Excellent appearance, jet black in color with a fluffy brown head and great lacing. Some legs on this beer as well. Absolutely incredible aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, oak, anise, and whiskey. Flavor is also really complex and amazing. You can definitely tell that this has some Belgian notes in it, and they meld with the rest of the flavor seamlessly. Gentle roast and rich chocolate flavors, as well as toffee and maybe even some candi sugar, vanilla, coconut, molasses, licorice, oak, and yeast. Extremely complex and well-balanced, never overpowering. The drinkability is insanely high. Overall, just a phenomenal beer, and instantly one of my favorite examples of my favorite style. Wish they would brew this one again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4540) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Pours a deep motoroil black with a medium creamy/bubbly deep tan head. Aroma of oak, cherries, vanilla, molasses, chocolate, sweet and malty. Flavor of chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, light oak, roasted malt, light smoke, nuts, molasses, dry and roasty. Great creamy body. Not sure I get too much of the Belgian yeast in this one...but it’s quite a nice Imp Stout!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 bomber thanks to brewboone. Pours black as ink with a brown head which lingered and produced some lacing. Nose is of coffee and oak. Taste was chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Delicious! Mouthfeel was medium and creamy with right amount of sweetness. Very complex. This was one fantastic brew. Was sad when it was finished.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2008 Bomber shared w/ J-nizz...This blew me away...I would buy a new couch everyday if I could sip on this. Ah yes, couch. Big and bold, loaded with roast but also ripened fruit notes and sweet vanilla. Really an intruiging stout as it incorporates many different flavor nuances. Really wish I had more of this. Nothing more to say than, SLOTHEEENNNNYYYYY!


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