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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Midnight Oil is an Oatmeal Coffee Stout. "Quiet and sensual like a moonlit night, this complex blend of toasted oats, roasted barley, chocolate wheat malt, and dark roast organic coffee, imparts an intense aroma and complex flavor profile. Midnight Oil will wake up your senses. We brew a traditional English oatmeal stout with a rich malt profile, then add locally roasted organic fair trade coffee while this ale is cold conditioned. Cold extraction imparts an intense coffee aroma and flavor without the bitter oils using heat processing techniques


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1171) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Old rating. Black pour with cream colored head. Heavy oats, dark chocolate, roast, coffee. Smooth, almost creamy finish. Quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3958) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Draft on a guest tap at Six Ten Brewing, Tampa. Pitch black color with head that died slowly to nothing. Aroma is real nice. Coffee is bold upfront with a light amount of oats and chocolate.

Flavor is just has nice as the aroma, big coffee profile right at the forefront with the oats giving a nice fuller body that seems bigger then 5% ABV. Flavor is strong at that gravity. Nicely crafted with plenty of lingering coffee after the sip. Sessionable and I could indeed drink a lot of this brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Keg @ Swamp Head. Black with a creamy tan head. Some soy sauce. Burnt tofdee crisp. Coffee and dark cocoa. Taste is similar. Quite dry and earthy. Roasr malts. Peppery dark chocolate. Coffee cake. Some brown sugar. Medium body, smooth. Good stuff. Nice economy of flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9991) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft. Need label. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, toasted oats, coffee. Taste is light and a bit lacking. Lighter medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2548) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2015
on tap @ Swamp Head / Gainesville FL --- Opaque black with a thick brown rim head, lots of lace streaks. Good aroma of edgy malt. Taste is strong toasted malt that becomes a little bitter in the palate. The finish retains the malt, but becomes a little chalky and dry on the roof of the mouth. Otherwise, a solid brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3563) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Beau visage noir. Belle tête de mousse. Ça sent la pipe, le café et le chocolat. Ça goûte l’avoine, les grains chocolatés et les fèves de café. C’est légèrement crémeux en bouche avec un pétillement bas. Ça finit avec une amertume et des notes faiblement acides. Stout qui manque un peu de corps et de magie noire. En fût au Riverside Market.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1704) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Had from draft into growler. Pours a dark brown almost black color with tan head. Coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, and some oats on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more lightly roasted coffee bean flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6155) - Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Draft to taster at Tomoka. Looks good; a slightly translucent very dark brown with foamy beige head. Smells of dark malt, coffee, and a nice balance of roast. Tastes like it smells with a somewhat bitter mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3289) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Draft at Hopjacks Pensacola. Classic dark stout pour with a brown head. Sweet aroma that reminds me of dark caramel or toffee. Flavor is similar to lightly sweetened coffee with a hint of bitterness. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Criz (154) - - AUG 1, 2014
16 oz Draft. Pours a deep black, tan head, with lacing on the way down. Dry coffee notes, roasted malts, and bitter cocoa. Review from memory, decent pour.


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