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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
Vicious and viscous, this menacing brew pours opaque black with a creamy maduro-colored head. Its aroma offers seductive whiskey, chewy red wine, dark fruit and lavish tobacco. Berserker Imperial Stout invades your taste buds with in-your-face flavor. Weighing in at almost 13% alcohol by volume, Berserker is completely out-of-control. Give it a good fight.

Also labeled under the "Alaska’s Most Wanted" series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pete4999 (1394) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2010
2008 bottle courtesy of Smellysell from TBS. Thanks! Pours a pitch black with a brown head, starting to lose carbonation. Smell is strong and somewhat tart, sharp. Taste is definite coffee and very roasty. Like a cup of black coffee. Very creamy without a ton of carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2010
2009 Bottle - Thanks Buckeyeboy!! - Pours thick and almost black with a large dk brown head...aroma is just as bold, rich cocoa and caramel, astringent burnt wood and tons of dark malt, light dried fruit...flaovur is very similar, rich and velvety in the mouth, very little alcohol is noticable, tons of cocoa and dk malt, not too much barrel that I was able to pick out, but pretty tasty...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle sample. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is burnt coffee, dark fruits, and licorice. Flavor is strong of java, chocolate, dark fruits, and burnt wood. Full body with amazing warmth. Overall...this is great. MS continues to impress.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4oz sample. Pours a jet black with a medium brown head. Aroma is java coffee. Roasted malts. Nuts and raisins. Taste is coffee, roasted malts. Raisins and chocolate. Palate is pretty good. Heavy mouthfeel. With a bit of stickyness. Overall this is an excellent brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
In short: A big thick mollassy roasted imperial stout. Is it a beer? Is it a meal? It is great
How: Bottle 22oz. This bottle was vintage 2008. Consumed when about 1.5 year of age. Sent to me by ygtbsm94 and brewolf. Thanks a lot Brad and Michael
The look: Black body topped by a tan head of foam
In long: The beer smells “big”. Aroma of some kind of molasses cake. Taste is medium roasted, big cushiony cake like maltiness, dominant flavor of molasses cookies, moderate barrel presence with only a little bourbon, warming alcohol sensation, a tiny little bit vinous. Body could not be any more full. There was some alcohol presence but nowhere near the actual almost 13%. And that’s not because I had a tiny sample at the end of tasting session. This was the second beer of the day after a 5% jolly pumpkin, shared with two people, and the alcohol and size of the beer wasn’t aggressive at all. I could drink pints of this monster beer. Another excellent beer from Midnight sun. I wonder if Sarah Palin can see the Kremlin from the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Murky, tarry opaque black body, medium creamy brown head. Thick, smoky nose, with tarry burnt sugars, molasses, maple, coffee, and musty oak. Inky, salty body, thick and viscous but pleasantly carbonated, with molasses, roasted malts, coffee, and maple, leathery, tannic, and rich. Best enjoyed as a few-ounce sample, the overwhelming flavor profile becomes cloying after a few draws. Still, this is quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2010
black pour with minimal, fading beige head. aroma of huge licorice, tobacco, molasses, cocoa, maple and vanilla. flavor is a huge sugar mess, ala bells 9000 or avery impys..big fig and raisin. huge tobacco finish with just a touch of anise. oak is everywhere without being overbearing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle, courtesy someone at a tasting. Pours black as night, lots of thick veiny lacing and a creamy dark head. Nose is big on the dark chocolate, caramel, rich booze, molasses, vanilla and a big dose of espresso in there as well. Flavor is big with dark sticky fruits, molasses, coconut, and a lovely harmony or chocolate and coffee. A pretty unique flavor, as Midnight Sun is apt to do. Thick, rich, oily body, drinks like a seltzer though. Real nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5086) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Bottle from trade with inflatablechair. Thanks, Sam! Pours dark brown/ black with dark brown head. Thick and viscous, the way I like it! Nose is dark malt, chocolate, molasses, espresso, booze, slight smoke, maple, and a TON of yellow lace. Flavor is equally deep and complex with some slight hop character emerging and a bit more noticeable smoke behind this mountain of complexity they call an ale. Excellent beer. I wish I had one to lay down for a few years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4199) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2010
10 Blind tasting at Papsoe 27-03-2010: Bottle. Small brown light creamy head that mostly lasted. Fair display of lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma of dried fruit, molasses, hint of mild roasted malt. Over the palate came strong notes of roasted feel and dry grainy feel as well. Hint of vanilla and light hoppy notes and a hit of smoke. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and light alcoholic texture. Moderated sweet and light bitter flavor. Lingering thick light roasted and molasses sweet finish. 8 / 3 / 8 / 4 / 17 = 4.0

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