fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours pitch black with a dark tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt with some vanilla and whiskey. Heavy mouthfeel. An oily slick black. Everything an imperial stout should be. Flavor follow the nose and carries with it some coffee, chocolate, and anise flavors. A very solid brew.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 2005 bottle shared by sparky27...
pours deep brown nearly black with orange at the edges and a small tannish head. moderate spotty lacing.
this smells really sweet... chocolate malt powder, wood, whisky, brown sugar and molasses.
surprisingly low level of sweetness on the palate... molasses and black raisins without the sugar, milk chocolate, vanilla, wood and a huge dose mellow smooth whiskey. normally i do not care for bourbon beer but this is well done and not overbearing.
medium body with a smooth texture and soft creamy carbonation. apertif beer...8/4/8/4.5/17/4.1
8/20/11. notes of blackberry, roast, chocolate, maple syrup, earthiness and a touch of smoke. light bitterness on the finish.8/4/8/5/17
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at hellbilly’s hellraiser 3 gathering. Bottle courtesy of Sparky27. Deep black pour with a small creamy brown head. Big bourbon aroma, along with chocolate and molasses. Flavor is dominated by bourbon and wood, with some vanilla and caramel coming through. Very good stuff. Thanks Eric!
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 bottle courtesy of Sparky27 @ Hellbilly’s Hellraiser 3.0 Tasting...THANKS ERIC!!! Deep rich mahogany pour just shy of ebony with spotty lacing and a small latte colored head. The strong whisky aroma that rose from the body of the brew crossed my eyes at first...and then more subtle caramel, chocolate and brown sugar were evident. Molasses, Jack Daniel’s, and significant woodiness dominate the flavor. Robust. A little thin in the mouthfeel. Still a good beer, for sure.
neepsntatties (1245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2008 bottle courtesy of, "AKfaust". Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah, hallelujah, halle-lu-u-u-jah!!! Is this fantastic stuff or what?! Colour... infinitely black with a corpulent tan head. Nose... exuding anise, dark roasted coffee, DARK chocolate, molasses and dried, dark fruits. Palate.... chewy, thick, unctuous, viscous, Pedro Ximenez Solera ’27 and Christmas pudding, from the dark side. Finish... loooooooooong and resonant. All hail the Midnight Sun crew!
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005 bottle shared with the AZ Crew at hellbilly’s hellraiser 3.0 tasting. Pours black with maroon hues and a small tan head. The nose is oaky bourbon, molasses and roasty malts. The taste is vanilla, wood, brown sugar and bourbon with a light bitter coffee finish. Medium bodies. Good stuff.
jkwalking05 (3936) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color with a small tan head. Aromas are of molasses, coffee, and chocolate. Coffee flavor is prevalent with some cocoa. A smooth, thick body.
lakersfan16 (53) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle.
Pours extremely dense and viscous, with a dark brown head. The taste is extremely complex, very chewy, malty, and syrupy.
Midnight sun usually produces great imperial stouts, and this one is one of the best.
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22. Thanks, SuzyGreenberg! Holy crap, what a score you hauled in! Jet black with a burnt tan head. Tons of plum, prune, and dark pitted tree fruit on the nose, along with plenty of coffee and then a blast of creosotey, almost sweet smoke. Creamy medium body. Coffee, roast, fruit, and some light nutty bitterness on the mid-palate. Words absolutely fail to capture the pleasures offered by drinking this beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2006 Vintage thanks Brian for the share. Pours an oily black body with a 2 finger tan head. Sweet malty caramel and molasses up front. Chocolate with vanilla accents, a light woodiness with a moderate alcohol warming. Awesome, i love midnight sun these guys just always get it right.