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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Alaska’s Most Wanted Series.

First brewed as part of our 2011 World Tour series, MOSCOW Rye Russian Imperial Stout is a hefty, opaque black liquid that pours slowly and soulfully into your snifter. A high percentage of spicy rye and roasted dark malts create a dense, chewy yet elegant winter wonderland of flavors. And from AK we say: Let it Snow…in Moscow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2013 release. This is black with a broken sheet of toasted graham foam. When I first cracked this beer and took a whiff off the bottle, it smelled great. Now that I’ve poured the beer and let it breath for a few minutes, we have chocolate banana oatmeal. There’s some molasses and booze there too, a touch of spiced grains and warm milk. Flavor is sweet, roasted, some metal, some oats, plenty of cocoa and burnt toast, maybe a touch of coconut as it warms. Medium on full bodied with really low carbonation - this all comes together beautifully; honestly a really, really fine body and feel with a wet finish. I’m kinda torn on this beer, on one hand I really dig it, on the other, I think it’s an absolute strikeout for the style. Fuck it, grading to taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1239) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
On tap at apex. Holy shit, this stuff is dark, and I've never seen such a dark cap on a beer. It looked wonderful as it spilled over the glass a bit. Aroma of dark chocolate and grain, not specific to rye. Taste is supreme dark chocolate and coffee, with a heavy wood backbone, and rye spice skin. Very dry finish, and cripes does it coat the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2013
22oz bottle pours a very inky black with some creamy, tan head. Nose of licorice, sweet, slight smoke, pepper, malt. Flavor is the same, malty, licorice, pepper, smoke, toast, coffee, crackers, brown sugar. Full bodied finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle at Darkness Day, high boost in full effect at this point. Pours black with tan head. Strong roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Flavor is also strong, thick dark chocolate and roasted malts. Would like to try this again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (1062) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2013
I have not seen a darker head than this.d darker than milk chocolate, which the beer smells like, also molasses & black pepper, roast malt dominates the flavor, with resin hops, alcohol & brown sugar. very nice texture—oily, a slight bubble. burnt sticky alcohol finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big rye, dark chocolate, licorice, red fruits, hints of dark fruit, hints of oak, slight veggie and metallic notes. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, hints of slight cardboard, hints of nice rye, spice, hints of earth, slight dark fruits, hints of earth, finishing fairly bitter, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle @ Steve’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks! Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a thin brown head. Anise, herbal, somewhat bitter, dark chocolate, fig, dark fruity aroma. A bit goopy, dark chocolate, light caramel, licorice, slightly sweet, a touch boozy, fig flavor. Carbonation is a bit low. Pretty tasty but not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Haven’t had too many Midnight Sun brews, so I was super excited about this one. It was good, but just didn’t live up to my hopes and dreams. Aroma of dark bitter chocolate, tobacco, thick molasses. The viscosity was just a tad under my desired level. The taste was milk cocoa, dark roasted malts, some dashes of rye spice that perhaps leads to an unsettling finish. Not bad, just off a bit. Perhaps the rye is not my friend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
2011 bottle from SHIG (quite a while ago). Aroma is chocolate, soy, rye, black cherry, and burnt sugar. Flavor is much of the same with the soy, rye and burnt sugar taking center stage, but this is a very complex beast. Palate loses points for the moderate carbonation, but has a nice, thick mouthfeel that is rather oily. Excellent beer, pleasantly surprised. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
This poured a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was rye, roast, dark chocolate. Flavor was bitter, lightly Smokey, and dark chocolate. OK impy but was hoping for a bit more from midnightsun.

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