zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Logan’s pre-GABF party. Pours black. Espresso, dark fruit, and alcohol aroma. Dark chocolate and raisiny flavor. Very nice. Yet another excellent beer from Midnight Sun.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Served from a 22oz bottle acquired via trade with ygtbsm96. Appearance is a midnight flat black with no real head. The aromas and appearance is dark roasted malt, chocolate, sweet dried dark fruits, whiskey, coffee. The mouth is velvety smooth with no real carbonation. An excellent brew for sure!
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Very special thanks to danielcurtis81 for sharing on his wedding week. Pours pitch black with a think cake-like dark brown head. Nose is dark roasted malt, chocolate and some molasses/brown sugar that is off-the-hook. Taste is thick, full, heaty with some dark chocolate malt and somewhat of a salt & pepper spice to it. Very nice and very thick.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Brewery. Slides out of the bottle black with a small mocha brown head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, chocolate and alcohol. The flavor is a big sweet chocolate with a bitterness that creeps in and balances it out. Maybe a bit of hop bitterness but more of a bitter sweet chocolate flavor. Full body with a very mild carbonation and a thick soft mouth feel. This is an amazing Imperial Stout, the alcohol is completely hidden. As it warms different flavors and aromas come out but nothing overwhelms any thing else.
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours thick and midnight black with a small, creamy, brown head. The hearty, deeply roasted aroma is all about dark chocolate, blackstrap molasses, assorted berries and leather. Full-bodied with a monstrously thick mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. The flavor is lightly sweet, but presents big time bitterness, acrid gun smoke, pouch tobacco and maduro cigar ash. Even when warmed all the way up to room temperature, the 30 IBUs and black malt ashyness stamp out any semblance of sugar in the finish. This baby doesn’t really come to an end as much as it just fades slowly away… Thanks to ygtbsm94 for shipping this bottle of world class brew my way!
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Nitro tap at the brewery. Pours jet black into the glass and settles like a guiness. Aroma is roasted coffee with some slight vanilla tones. Flavor is big malt with some sourness from the oak. Really terrific beer.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a velvety, slightly lighter brown head. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, some toffee, some cherries. Tastes of chocolate, spicy, some licorice, some fruity hints, dry on the finish.
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by stopbarking. Thanks! Pours dark black with a tan head. Smell is rich chocolate and graham crackers with some red wine in the background, and dry roast. Definite notes of wine barrels. Some chalky roast in the flavor. Tasty. ABV is hidden well. Thin body to other stouts this strength, but the smell and flavor are very nice.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 bottle. Pure black with a lasting brown head. Lots of coffee and cream in the nose with a but of a nuttiness and berries. Mild and easy to drink flavor. We have a bit of a smore character here. Full body and a little sticky. Pretty good stuff here.
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
100th rating of this brew. 2008 bottling. Black with a frothy dark brown head. Aroma is black licorice with whisky wood vanilla and black malts. Lightly carbonated, smooth chewy mouthfeel. Great flavor is again black licorice herb and rich, black roasted malts, with an oaky vanilla and dark pit fruit sweetness. Fantastic friggin’ stout.