nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn, that’s a HUUUGE small beer! Draft at the brewery. Black. It’s freaking black. Still. Nice clean (weird descriptor but it is) 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.
TimE (3086) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black color, dark brown color. Tons of bourbon, molasses, maple syrup. The mouth is very full, sweet, rich maple, molasses, truffles, bourbon, tounge numbing, dark fruit in te mouth. Really warming finish, with lingering truffles, molasses and maple finish. Big beer, very complex.
pantanap (3349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the source... Pours a silky solid stout black hue, pretty thorough throughout and topped with a creamy khaki head... Light roast and cocoa aroma, slight tints of yeastiness. Black licorice. Pretty straightforward
... Milky, smooth chocolate and mild roast flavors upfront. Light bitterness in the backend. Touch of chalk and light smoke coming through late and through the finish. A touch of darken fruitiness also surfaces.
Gription79 (2227) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Slight sour, chocolate, fruity, apple,woody. I did not find this to be as enjoyable as the rest of the offerings at Midnight Sun.
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery
Appearance: Clear dark brown with a small tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Oak, vanilla and toasted malts
Taste: Roasted malts, vanilla, oak and chocolate
Nice but thin at times.
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler from shig! pours black with very solid white head probably best carbonation i have had from a growler and it was from alaska! aroma is very big roasted nuts. taste is same big time roast and chocolate.
b3shine (5124) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler to oversized snifter (thanks mikem409). Looks good; pitch black with thin white lacing. Smells good too; roasty and molasses. Tastes solid; much like it smells, but a bit thin. Average on the palate. Good.
SHIG (3534) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: poured a black with thin tan head. Sweet caramel and coffee. Taste was roasted chalky malts with light coffee, dark chocolate.
hombrepalo (1799) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6oz pour at the brewpub. Poured a dark black with a small sized tan head. Aromas of chocolates and roasted malts. Tastes of chocolates, roasted malts and light coffee. A bit light and had Oily body.
BrewDad (4772) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in color, clear with a thin head. Huge dark roast malt and light hops aroma. Nice flavor and smooth taste. This comes in at a light 8% but it is terrific. Being a second run this was a very tasty warm brew,