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RATINGS: 521   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1599) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2009
This is a menacing brew. Pours unbelievably opaque black (couldn’t even see through the stream as it was pouring), with - no joke - the darkest head I’ve ever seen on a beer. A thin layer of dark, reddish brown foam slowly forms, then dissipates to a film. Just gorgeous. Molasses, dark chocolate and port wine on the nose. Those three notes are replicated up front in the flavor, which then moves into roastier notes of coffee and smoked meats, backed by just a bit of whiskey. Huge, huge mouthfeel. This stuff is motor oil. Just a bit hot, but they’ve seriously got something going here - a sipping brew, for sure - and just delicious. I’m heading to find more tomorrow - surely one of the new favorites.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ManvsCity (183) - Redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Razor thin dark brown head rings the pitch black pour from 22 oz bottle. Thick and sticky with aromas of dark fruits, oak, bourbon, cherries, leather, and toasted sugars. Flavors intensify as the glass warms: dark chocolate, molasses, stone fruits, caramel, dark toasted malts, and spiciness in the finish. Some carbonation spontaneously appears on the tongue through to the chewy hot end. And the glass is stained brown top to bottom. A really impressive Imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
More Midnight Sun at pre-GABf than during Alaskan cruise!! Burnt chocolate nose. Black beer. Small brown head. DELICIOUS dark chocolate heaven. Satsifying cutting hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a khaki ring around the top. Aroma: Molasses, chocolate, licorice, tobacco and vanilla. Taste: Spicy hops, licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood, bark, and a little touch of smoke. Mouthfeel: Thick, borderlining syrupy. Overall: A nice complex, sweet and spicy Impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2009
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2009
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 8, 2009
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2009
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2009
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.

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