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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Small Smoked Imperial Stout. Second runnings of Barfly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 16, 2016
deep black, fine tan bubbles. Nose is rich, light smoke, deep chocolate flavor, bit ashy. Taste of ash, light smoke, very roasted, bakers chocolate, dry and bitter but in a nice way. Well carbonated which makes this one go down smooth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Dark brown, no head. The aroma is lightly tarry. Light smoke, again fairly tarry, has a big sweet taste. Good sticky barbeque sauce taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle from Super Deli Mart, Seattle
Dark brown color, near black, brown color. It’s a roasty and smooth Imperial Porter, a lot of dark chocolate, and very limited sweetness; the smoke is delicate, not the dominant character; it has some light sourness from the dark malts, and very light salt and liquorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (769) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
650ml bottle at Josh. Aroma is smoky and chocolate. Taste is oily, burnt malt, chocolate, bready. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lupulist (221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Pours a black colour with a tan head. Aroma of smoke and espresso. The smoke flavour is balanced and well integrated, with a chocolate finish. A little thin, but otherwise excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bomber. Very dark pour. Roasty, mild smoke, with a dry finish. Picked this up in Juneau.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy brown head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy roast and chocolate malt, light burnt notes with smoke, prunes and figs, and light earthy hops with faint licorice notes. Flavor is complex dark malt, heavy roast and chocolate, prunes and figs, medium earthy hops and bitterness, meaty smoke and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5677) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Rich, deep dark brown body that shows some lighter colours near the bottom, around 75% opaque, all with a rich deep brown head about two centimetres tall. Aroma of smoke (liquid smoke), meat, mushrooms, earth, soy sauce and a lot of roasted malt and light caramel noticeable as well. Medium-bodied; Assertive smoke flavour with some mushroom, meat and Worcestershire sauce flavours as well, but a rather mild malt presence and no real sweetness to speak of at all. Aftertaste is roughly one-dimensional with the smoke and earthy flavours showing strong, but not much else - and especially not much body - this is pretty thin. Overall, a fairly substandard beer, at least in terms of what you’d expect from Midnight Sun, but showing some smoke elements and that’s about it - no real complexity at all, especially at a high price point. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in New York (Bowery), New York on 05-December-2015 for US$11,99 sampled at home in Washington on 13-March-2015, and i’m glad I didn’t fly back home with this one from Anchorage or cellared it any length of time, as this wouldn’t have been worth it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2685) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Backlog from the Brony Bottle Share at Travlr’s. Deep brown with no head. Smoke and ash, with coffee and roasted malt, chocolate, booze. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1749) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2015
A very nice smoked beer. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells smoky, with some vanilla and caramel as well. Taste is nice and smoky, but well-balanced with the caramel and vanilla. Smooth, creamy finish. Had in the bottle.

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