wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle courtesy of shawn213, thanks! pours an insane opaque black with a very, very dense and very dark brown head, which is unfortunately short lived. aroma has plenty of subtle heat, which combined with the swwetness and oak almost smells like a bourbon profile in it. the taste is great, very hearty and dense. heavy smoke, burnt malts and chocolately notes are balanced by the sweet, vanilla, maple and molasses notes throughout. great palate and after taste. super, super full body, very creamy, not too dry, not too sweet. great stuff, the heat is perfectly acceptable in this monstrosity, the name is very fitting.
Theis (14085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#10 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 27-Marts-2010 hos Papsoe. Pitch black - brown head. Coffee, dried fruits, burned, chocolate, smokey, ashtray, peated, wine notes, red wine. Lovely.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz from RiversideAK - thanks, Alex! Super oily pour but somehow graceful, even elegant looking. Deep and ominous black but more like silk than the void. Huge nose of molasses and roasted malts, absolutely inviting. Super abundant and full mouthfeel, very smooth and creamy, with just a hint of dry and chalky qualities in the pleasant finish. Taste is superb, nothing too over the top about the roasts. In fact, chocolate, butterscotch, and a bit of smoke come through as it lingers. And unbelievably drinkable given the ABV. Outstanding.
Plovmand (6781) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a creamy brown head. The aroma is roast, cocoa, bourbon, tobacco and soy. The flavour is whisky, roast, light peat, chocolate and caramel. Creamy palate. This great beer ends up with a vinous roasty finish. Lovely.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a medium deep beige head. Sweet aroma with burned malt, dark chocolate, espresso and smoke. Flavour had peated malt, dark chocolate, espresso, wood, vanilla and burned malt. Finished sweet and burned.
douglas88 (6796) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome bottle thanks to Rick with a major assist by Eric. Pours a picture of beauty; pure oil can blackness, a small dark brown head. The aroma is sweet cocoa, rich molasses, smoke. The taste is complex; peat, light barrel, tobacco for sure, rich toffee, light fruit, bitter coffee, massive licorice and molasses. A bit too much molasses and maple syrup for me, but very well made and a tasty treat. I’d like to try it again.
Pinball (11051) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#10 at papsoe blind tasting
pitch dark, smooth creamy brown head
mild aroma, roasted grains, licorice, faint charcoal,
flavor is licorice, roasted grains, grassy peaty woody
joergen (22429) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #10 at Papsø’s blindtasting.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Fruity and roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate with notes of oak.
Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and caramel with notes of liquorice and alcohol.
Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.
Dedollewaitor (14336) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Tasted blind. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head and lacings. Sweet and roasted nose with coffee and chocolate. Smooth and full bodied. Vinous and quite ashy with a woody note. Lovely coffee profile. Nice
brenn79 (1662) - 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.