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Midnight Sun Obliteration VII

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Obliteration VII offers an interesting iteration in the Obliteration series: American Imperial Stout. This beer’s aroma, flavor and finish all recite the same story—lush, velvety dark malts introduce layers of piney, citrusy hops which play out to a beautiful yet bittersweet finish. Completely genius.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
On tap at City Beer in San Francisco. Poured almost black and had a burnt, nutty aroma. It was very bitter more my taste. Hints of chocolate and had a dry finish. Solid brew, just not really my style.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle @ Steve’s house. Pours a deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Big piney, woody, dark chocolate, minty aroma. Somewhat bitter, dark chocolate, minty, sprucey, roasty, coffee flavor. Pretty fun beer but nothing crazy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6322) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of nice dark fruit, licorice, mint, hints of dark chocolate, nice oak, slight earth and spice. Taste is a mix of mint, slight dark chocolate, hints of mint, herbal notes, slight oak, finishing bitter, slightly sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3612) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Draft: Poured a thick black sludge with light brown head. Soft hops, rich malts and mild coffee. Taste was nice mix of chocolate malts and coffee bean, the hops have melded well over the years providing a nice bitter touch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
A - Dark black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades normal. S - Roasted dark chocolate and caramel malts, cocoa, black licorice, molasses, coffee, earthy hops, vanilla, bit of dark fruit, and a bit of booze. T - Roasted dark chocolate and caramel malts, bitter cocoa, black licorice, molasses, roasted coffee, earth hops and some bitterness, some dark fruit, vanilla, and a bit of booze. M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit thick with a sweet, roasted, bitter, and warming finish. D - Nice imperial stout. Good overall balance and complexity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
pours a jet black with a medium size brown head, and great lacing. smell is of cocoa, a touch of vanilla, some nuts, and malt. taste is of chocolate, malt, a little caramel in back, nuts, and some vanilla. ends smooth and a little bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1219) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Tap at City Beer SF. Great nose of dried dark fruit, soy, dark roasted malt. Dark with oily head. Taste falls flat and doesn’t deliver on the nose. Is it the age?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3345) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
7 ounce pour from City Beer Store. The aroma on this is super burnt, with significant toasted and roasted maktiness. Quite ashy. A little too ashy with too much anise present. Opaque black body with a medium light tan head present and some solid lacing. The beer starts dry, roasted, bitter, and ashy. Light chocolates notes are present in the middle, before this finishes bitter, dry, and with more ashiness. Quite astringent and super dry for my palate. Not a huge fan of this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown/black/orange. Aroma of caramel malts, dark fruits, roasted malts. Flavour of smoke, caramel malts, lots of citrus hops. Bitter, dry, not much body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6260) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2012
Medium dark brown head. Opaque black body. Deep raisiny malts and roasty chocolate aroma with milky earthy notes. Dry-sweet roasty resiny dusty caramel taste with burnt rye crisp bread notes. Fullish body. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry roasty chocolatey earthy aftertaste with metallic dusty burnt notes. Excellent! A year’s cellaring has only improved the harmony and balance, with lots of deep, subtle flavours. (0.65l bottle, City Beer, San Francisco.)


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