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Midnight Sun 2014 Alaskana Series: Hibernator


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Smoked double bock


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2730) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bomber. Pours deep red with just a small head. Quite bacony nose with toffee, baking spice and sweet bread. This is a pretty solid dopplebock, on the sweet side, but definitely on point for the style. It’s a little sticky, but not problematic. I really like how the assertive smoke plays with the sweeter flavors. There are hints of toffee, raisins, and of course, good solid smoke. Honestly, I like it, but it could use more smoke to cater to my personal palate and to balance the sweetness. It is well represetative of a smoked dopplebock though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3464) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from Midnight Sun. Dark reddish brown color with a lasting light beige head. Very smoky aroma - bacon, ham, and toffee. The flavor is extremely bacony, one of the baconiest beers I’ve had. Medium sweet and well-balanced. Fairly full body with a long finish. Good one!

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
furthur (137) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Cola colored body with cream colored head. Aroma is smoky malt and smoked dark fruit. Taste is malty caramel, smoke, faint bitter dark malt/hops. Palate is good, subdued carbonation and smooth viscosity. Finish is sweet. That first drink is a bit bacony...if you just keep drinking it, it’s better....ok, maybe not. Maybe I’m done with smoke if it’s not a stout.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duchammer (49) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Poured a brick red with little to no head. Malt over powers the smoke in the nose. Decently carbonated. The taste is very a smoky maltiness. No real heat from the alcohol. Also meaty and very dry.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SHIG (3553) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle: Poured a deep chocolate brown color with a two finger lacing tan head. Aroma is smokey. Taste is weird mix of smoke and medicinal malts. Maybe an off bottle?


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