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Midnight Sun 2010 Pop Ten: Barfly

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
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Smoked Imperial Stout. Part of the 2010 Pop Ten Series. December 2010.

gator2683's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2011
black pour with small brown head. Big roasty/smoky aroma with some chocolate. The flavor is similar, with some anise/licorace and a warming bit of alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
furthur (126) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle pour, 2014 version. Pours like used gear oil. Utter black, skiff of espresso colored foam. Aroma is cherries, plums, soy sauce, smoke. Taste is plum, licorice, raisin, citrus rind bitterness, soy sauce, smoke. Body is so thick, almost syrupy, with minimal carbonation. Though the main palate is sweet, the finish is almost dry/bitter, somehow. Wanted to amend; chocolate covered bourbon, caramel, cherries...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle... Damn! I am so glad I can enjoy this! it pours pitch black with a small tan head... wood, bourbon, oak, coffee beans, vanilla, biscuits, light molasses ... much less then GI in that age ... love this! well done ... and thx for this fine brew!.......... I did this! hell yar!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duchammer (49) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Draft at midnight sun. Poured black with an espresso head. Aroma fruity pruny vanilla notes. Tastes was a silky smooth with subtle smokey notes, biscuit and sweet bourbon finishing dry. Subdued alcohol burn in the mouth. Awesome imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHIG (3543) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Draft 2014 version: Poured a deep pitch black with bubble light brown head. Aroma vanilla light bourbon, sweet. Taste is rich dark chocolate shards, molasses, nice center of my chest/stomach burn, and smoke on the back end. Dry to tongue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (249) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle - Pours a dark black. Slightly smoked w/ nice chocolate notes. Rich dark chocolate, very smooth. This is solid. A perfectly balance smoked stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1496) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Taster. Black and inky. Nose is smoky and chocolate. Tons of smoke and chocolate. Thick and chewy. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2659) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle shared by CaseyK...thanks Casey! - Pours black with a brown thin head. Nose is smoky, but not overly so, roasty with a bit of boozy heat, along with a bit of soy sauce. Taste is bourbony and sweet, with dry dark malt, a bit of smoke, and a touch of nuttiness. Medium-bodied, with a touch of carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a small brown head. Dark dried fruits, licorice, chocolate, caramell, vanilla aroma with smokey oaky notes. Dark dried fruits, coffee, licorice, vanilla, bitter, ashes flavour with some woody notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeJslc (714) - USA - APR 13, 2013
Dark brown/black, brown head. Deep malt, toffee, licorice, dark bread crusts. a little caraway, lightly smoky, some dark fruit, a little leather in this 3 year old bottle. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Smoked beers: my nemesis! Fortunately, Bar Fly chose the more noble route of well-balanced smokiness than the rigorous assault seen in many of its peers. Rich, creamy flavors and body start to finish. Booze blends particularly nicely in this brew, using itself as a full-blown component of the flavor profile rather than a side product. A pretty darn good stout, particularly for the style.

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