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Midnight Sun 2010 Pop Ten: Barfly

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.

fiver29's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle shared by Mike. Thanks! Pours thick jet black with than head. Aroma is roasted malt and smoke. Dense and creamy mouthfeel. Almost as if it was made with oats. Taste was very nice meld of smoke, peat, coffee, roasted malt, and an herbal note. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1474) - 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 (2585) - 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 (2302) - 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 (687) - 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 (1118) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle shared at Zwanze Day 2012. Thanks. Pours a richer deep brooding blackish pour. Dark and opaque, the edges show just a faint light of brownish glow. A frothy brown head dies to a film and laces ok. Darker and ominous. Aromas offer roast and toast, smokey malts, cocoa and coffee. Firm heat, vanilla, and oak. Firm full stouty big flavors overwhelm the senses. Initial is bigger bodied, roasty and toasty off the bat with dry cocoa, coffee, and smokey malts. Vanilla, smooth silky malts into the middle with oak, spirit, and gentle heat. Toasty and roasty, cocoa and caramel, toast, smokey and roasty malts. Backend shows firm cocoa, chocolate and powerful smoke and roast. Really dig that. Finish is a bit dry and resiny, some darkness, lingering roast and smoke trail for awhile in the finish with cocoa, roast, gentle heat and really nice lingering flavors on the palate. Really nice offering if you dig the smoke and roast elements. Can see others really not enjoying this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2266) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle shared by craytonic. Thanks Matt. The beer is on the verge of black, with a wispy, thin beige cap. The aroma is of heavy roast, booze, oak, chocolate, and hints of vanilla. The flavor is toasty, with booze and chocolates. Vanilla and oak flavors are there as well. Soft smokey, campfire notes. The feel is thick, with fairly low carbonation. Booze lingers on the palate, offering a delicate warmth. Well done. While alcohol is present, it’s well integrated into the taste profile and completely unobtrusive. This beer is not the usual imperial stout. Unique and refined. Recommended. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-08-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (2985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
(Bottle) Pours super black with small dark brown head. The aroma holds coffee roast, dark chocolate, liquorice, tar, some smoke, wet asphalt, vanilla, dark fudge and some hops. The flavor is near medium sweet, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic with aggressive roast, dark/burned fudge, vanilla, buttery wood, tart, salt liquorice, mint, resinous hops. The mouthfeel is oily and round with a light to medium carbonation. Heavily roast and resinous/citric hops. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2377) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bomber courtesy of rlgk. Pours blacker than black with a small blackish brown head that quickly dissipates without without leaving any trace. Smell is sweet and salty with heavily roasted malts, burnt caramel, vanilla fudge, prunes, cookie dough, peat, charred wood, smoke, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, alcohol, salty liqourice, moist soil and hints of metal. Taste is sweet, bitter, salty and metallic with heavily roasted malts, burnt wood, peat, vanilla fudge, sheet metal, prunes, salty liquorice, raisins, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt cookies, alcohol, roasted nuts, roasted cookies and hints of moist wood and moist soil. Mouthfeel is slightly round, rough, slightly boozy, tiny astringent and full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, bitter and metallic with heavily roasted malts, vanilla fudge, burnt caramel, burnt cookies, charred wood, peat, alcohol and hints of raisins and prunes. What’s up with the metal?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dazz3 (1477) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at UCTS testing. Pours pitch with a small brown head. Smells liqorice, coffee and roasted malt. Tastes creamy coffee, abit salty and roasted mal. Sadly abit to much alcohol.

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