brenn79 (1526) - Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours pitch black with a perfect thick dark frothy tan head, lacing is mediocre, the aroma is coffee and bourbon. The flavor is outstanding, deep robust chocolate and coffee, mild Bourbon burn, and a sweet thick sweet syrupy flavor. This beer has an unmatched complexity that the other Midnight Sun beers were lacking. I didn’t think much of this brewery until this, one word-excellent.
Sledutah (4690) - Utah, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Eric, thanks man
Appearance: Pours black with a small dark tan head
Aroma: Dark malts, smokey, leather
Taste: Dark malts and dark fruits, oak and maple
Very nice Imperial Stout
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of daknole. Pours an opaque black with a neat light brown head. Hard roasted malt in the nose and quite some alcohol. Solid body, hard roasted malt, a little wood and a vague smoky note. Some hard roasted malts in the finish, but not overly bitter. A very well balanced Imperial Stout. Neat. 270310
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer, small dark head. Sweet aroma. Thick and rich texture. Flavor is stout with some creaminess.
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Pours black with a quickly dissipating brown head. Aroma is of dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, syrup, bourbon, and wood. Taste starts off very chocalately. Has a big bourbon character, with lots of wood. Backbone of roasted malt. There is also caramel, dark fruit, and some tobacco. Very thick, heavy mouthfeel. Has a very dry lingering chocolate taste. Very boozy, but easy to drink given how heavy it is. Gets even boozier as it warms. I definitely enjoyed this one.
GT2 (8464) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber- thanks to JCB for sharing! Whoa. Pours ink black- insanely dark with a small, deep brown head. Aroma is massive butterscotch, maple, dried meats, old world tar, molasses. Taste is smokey, roasty, bitter, black licorice, butterscotch. Very bitter aftertaste. Super full-bodied. Oily, coating mouthfeel. Just killed it!
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle trade with writerljberg. Thanks Luke! Color is jet black with a thick, beefy brown head. Nose is full of molasses, sweet tea, coffee, chocolate, and maybe some mild raisin. Flavor is huge with dark chocolate lined with malty molasses. Very lasting flavor with no dropoff in the finish. Smooth for 13%. This house makes good beer.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to zinister who shared it at the January RB tasting. Pours black with brown bubbles instead of head. Nose is of chocolate and roast malts. Taste is of chocolate candy and a bit medicinal. Mouthfeel is medium and dry.
JK (4475) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Levi for sharing this one. Unusual aroma of alcohol and beef jerky. Teriyaki in the flavor, with malt. Black beer, and even though I can smell the alcohol, there isn’t much of it in the flavor or the palate. Quite smooth.
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty and light butterish. Roasted base. Sweet and dark malty flavoured. Dry and hard roasted towards coffeeish. Acidic and hard roasted finish.