pantanap (3323) - 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 (1895) - 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 (3624) - 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 (1445) - 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 (3488) - 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 (3279) - 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 (1704) - 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 (4493) - Olympia, 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,
neepsntatties (1020) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at Midnight Sun about a year ago and forgot to rate it. Colour... essentially black with a thin tan head. Nose...dark chocolate, anise and vanillin. Palate...whoa! This is one velvety beer! Thick and creamy with plenty of roasty goodness, burnt caramel, wet earth, anise extract, maduro cigar and plenty of booze on the finish, esp. for only 8% ABV. This is a small beer?? I’d say that this is a GIANT among small beers!
nbutler11 (1262) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. I saw Berker was on and got really excited, until I read more closely... Pours a roasted black color with a hearty brown head. Loaded with soy sauce -- almost overwhelmingly so -- along with notes of maple and dark fruit in the aroma and flavor.