Ungstrup (26268) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of soy sauce, caramel, alcohol, and cherry. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, alcochol, cherries, and sweet soy sauce. Great.
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Dark brown with a reddish glow and a creamy, off-white head. Sweetish aroma with lots of dried fruits. Very full-bodied, lots of roasted malt, lots of dried fruit and some vinous, port-like accents. Extremely - almost cloyingly - sweet, making this hard to drink. Tasted at the Oklahoma Beer tasting March 06 hosted by mjames and lilannie. 240306
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
black with ruby edges, thin fine beige head, thin lace, rich sweet aroma of brown sugar and dark fruits, rich malt flavor, lots of ripe figs, lots of dark sugar sweetness,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 18/20
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, RBSG05) Black body topped by a tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, some smoke, chocolate, light coffee. Taste is sweet, chocolate, caramel, cherry. Full body with light syrup. Good but a bit too sweet.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @tpd975s Thanks Greg-22oz bottle-pours a disappearing tan head with dark brown color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-molasses, dark fruit. Taste is medium/dark malt-molasses, dark fruit, some hops. Minimal carbonation. Smooth.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2011 Bottle... RBSG2005... This beer rocks!... Very dark ale with a small, frothy, beige head. Notes of caramel, soy sauce, toasted nuts and chocolate in the aroma. What a big beer!; Flavor is all about chocolate, alcohol, caramel and dark cherries. Full-bodied and lightly oily with medium carbonation. Lengthy, warm, sweet alchohol finish. Incredible!
hopdog (7658) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Here it is, ratebeer rating # 3,000 (finally, I am someone!!!). 22oz bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks!). Poured a dark mahogany color with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, light roast, smoke, brown sugar, bourbon (not overpowering) and wood. The woodiness came out more and more in the aroma as the beer aired out. Aromas were very complex and I kept getting more as I smelled each time. Tastes of dark fruits (raisins and plums), caramel, earthy / peaty, woody, candi & brown sugar, and vanilla. Very sweet, not cloying, but any sweeter and it would be. Alcohol completely hidden. Creamy body. The barrel aging was done very well; it complimented both the aromas and tastes nicely.
BeerandBlues2 (7421) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from a bottle at Loganís pre-GABF party 2009. Pours black with an average, frothy, light brown head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toffee, nutty), light hop (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of raisin, date, port, and brown sugar. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and an astringent finish. Long duration, heavy sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
daknole (7205) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tpd975 you are the man!!!! Dark brown. Tons of caramel, vanilla, oak, toffee, caramel, raisins, molasses, prunes and booze. Flavor is so smooth and sweet. Lots if raisins, vanilla, toffee and a great warming from the alcohol. What a treat for my 3000th rating!!!
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2006 Bottle aged about a year: Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a thin, wispy tan head. Aroma of sweet complex dark caramel malts and lots of raisins. Body starts with a full, sweet, complex viscous maltiness. Nicely balanced, with good aged complexity. A very nice barleywine. I sure wish this was easier to find.
Sampled at the RBSG Ď05 bottle tasting courtesy of mjames: Very viscous, nearly opaque dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Rich, sweet, caramely and dark chocolatey with some candy-like sugar throughout the aroma. Body is filled with chocolate chip cookie dough sweetness with good sticky maltiness and a hint of bready Belgian yeast. This reminds me a lot of Pannepot and should age gracefully. Another great Midnight Sun beer.