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Midnight Sun SOB Stout (Son of Berserker)

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Previously 6.9%.

"Small" Stout. This is "Son of Berserker" - second runnings, usually called "small beer", of Berserker Imperial Stout.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3945) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
On tap @ TÝrst. This is a pretty darn dark one. Really dark brown in the glass and a tall lasting dark chocolate brown lacing head in the top. Smells really different. It has that roastiness itís supposed to have, but itís also agave I fused with cacti and some sort of sweetish liquor. Some coffee, semi sweet chocolate chips, some alcohol and old coffeehouse. Like it. So East to drink this. Itís light, near fluffy and creamy in the mouth. Chocolaty and velvety. Traces of milk chocolate and latte. The aftertaste gives lots of mild licorice that lingers on. Lots of flavor wrapped in a lightdrinkable beer. 15.06.2015

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3852) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2016 Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with thin tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of oxidized chocolate malts and earth. Taste follows, clean, but a bit too old. Solid though.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klm1 (852) - - MAR 5, 2016
From City beer store SF: Pours black color, clear, with unstable light brown head, which immediately transforms itself to a ring around the glass. Visually low carbonation. Aroma: very, very fresh fruity aroma, which takes on blueberry, plums, prunes, resins, with dark malts, which takes on coffee, dark and milk chocolate, hint of honey, vanilla, oak, toffee, yoghurt... Similar is flavor: very intense, with notes of espresso coffee, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, hint of dark chocolate, supported with hop flavors, which takes on dark fruits, which I mentioned yet before. Finish is sticky dry. Body is medium, texture silky soft, carbonation is low.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11973) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast malt, chocolate, light smoke, prunes, and earthy hops. Flavor is bitter dark chocolate, roast malt, earthy hops and medium bitterness, prunes and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1942) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Chocolate. Tobacco after taste. Tasted side by side with Beserker. They are quite a bit different. Beserker is thicker, sweeter, and did I mention thicker? Both are really good. Tanner head. Thx AkAndy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9006) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2016
65 cl bottle (6.9% abv version).
Pours dark red-brown color with a small head. Mild hop notes, dark roasted malts, faint cola notes, caramel and some rye bread. Flavor is bready, dry malty, some oat notes, cocoa powder. Super dry malty palate, short cocoa finish. Carbonation is soft to medium. Full-bodied and filling. Clearly the little brother. Aroma is a bit of a let-down but the taste is very nice, surprisingly strong flavor for a "small beer".
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10000) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2016
22 oz bottle. 6.9%. Courtesy of olio.
Black color with a small tan head. Cacao, soy, mild vinegar, roasted malt and berries in the aroma. The flavor is roasted malt, ashiness, cacao, bitterness and berries. Very dark flavor. Oily.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (20920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black color, dark brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of burnt licorice, coffee grounds. Taste is dark bittersweet chocolate, nutty coffee. Light to medium body. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2016 OK stout, recent bottle from Deciccoís. Drinkable and black coloured, mild roast. Mostly I drainpoured as just OK and not complex. Had this again a half year later, and very malty drinkable. Rerated up.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3507) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. Itís a thick black pour with a tan head. Still. Nice aroma with chocolate and dark fruits. Great flavor, really unique. Soft anise notes, milk/dark chocolate, and blackberry. A notable lack of bitterness, which is a good thing. Smooth, silky palate with medium body. Great beer.


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