BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22-oz. bottle from March 2002. Pours black with brown hints at the edges and a huge foamy tan head, fizzy. Dark roasted coffee and chocolate malt with musty oak notes and yeast (horse blanket). Dark roasted bitter coffee and chocolate flavor with a light acidic malty oak finish. Dark bodied and spicy full palate.
puzzl (3172) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather dissappointing stout. Pour was perfect, deep black with a very dark head, but little after that. Aroma was lacking pretty much all along, just a touch of coffee and not much else. Palate was far too watery overall, leaving little to the taste but some roast malts, a touch of hops. After seeing the strength of some of MSís bigger beers, this one is surprisingly weak.
Braudog (5025) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at the brewery 7/8/05: Interestingly brown head on this one. Little aroma, but a great little bitter edge ... grassy, almost grapey. Nice.
aracauna (2855) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with wood stain brown around the edges. The head starts off a tan cream foam and gradually faded over the two hours to nothing, but spent most of those two hours completely covering the beer. The aroma is malty, chocolate, toffe and soy sauce. The flavor is much the same. Not overly sweet. It actually comes across much like an imperial stout, but lighter in flavor.
asheft (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Opaque black with a tan, fizzy head that barely lasts, leaving an oily top with wisps and a a ring. Arome contains some dark malt, but this beer is infected. This is the third bottle of infected beer that Iíve bought from Midnight Sun and Iím quite upset. Who knows when the next time Iíll visit Alaska is.
WMMALASKA (10) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am rating this beer on a experience I had with thier 22oz bottle. Overall not Midnight Suns best effort. The truely deceptive thing about this beer is that out of the bottle it feels a little incomplete and the reality is that it is. This beer is SIGNIFICANTLY better when drank from a Nitris Draft system. The beer gets a compleatly different flavour (kinda mocha) and just a fabulous mouthfeel. Itís a compleatly different beer and is deffinatly the way itís MENT to be drank.
Marc (485) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted grain, Coffee and chocolate nose with a touch of hops. Same in the mouth. A little astringent. Notes of Black malt and tannins, and bright herbal flavors. Big Coffee/grain finish.
PorterPounder (4610) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewery - Black as night appearance, very tick off-white head, smoky, burnt wood and roasty aroma. Flavor has some burnt marshmallow accents sitting on top of the bittersweet chocolate. Detect a little bit of coffee in there as well. Decent, clean mouthfeel. All in all a very good stout.
DarkElf (2961) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Draft: Midnight Sun Brewing Co. in Anchorage, AK) The flavor is strongly yeasty, fairly light on the dark roasted malty, mildly bitter, and overall, the flavor is very light for a stout; Similarly, the palate is very light for the style; The nose is reminiscent of a Belgian, being yeasty and spicy; Very dark brown, almost black, but brown at the edges; Disappointing for a brewery of such high quality, and apparently itís 99% sure that this beer will be retired soon to make way for an all-new, completely different Mammoth Stout
OldGrowth (2100) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Lite nose. Like alka seltzer or chalk. Reddish black color, light does go through. Big head that settle down. Sweet flavors chocolate syrup and coca colaish. Very bubbly. Smooth and creamy. Some bite on the finish. Bottle let out a big pop when I opened, not enjoyable. Hoping it was a bad bottle.