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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Growler from Cigar City. Pours black with tan head. Coffee and roasted malt aromas with some chocolate. Coffee flavor is most prominent with roasted malts, chocolate and some ashyness. Medium body with mild carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Draft. Black pour, thin light tan head. Moderate coffee aroma, mild roast in back. Light body. More coffee on taste than roast. Kind of on the lighter side.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8539) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Draft… Pours midnight black with a small, wispy, beige head. The nose is acrid and dark with notes of espresso and dark chocolate really standing out… more-so the espresso. Medium-bodied and watery with fizzy carbonation. Acrid, bitter flavors of espresso and unsweetened cocoa accompanied by light acidity. Finished burnt and moderately bitter. Needs more malt and more body to be a real hit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjuf1853 (1200) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2011 Growler from Swamp Head brewery (Gainesville, FL). Pours a near black color with a dark tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, licorice, and dark chocolate in the aroma and flavor. Nice bitterness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2010
Draft at redlight. Pours a dark brown almost black color topped by a small, bubbly tan colored head of foam that settles quickly to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of dark chocolate, roasted barley, and loads of roasted coffee all atop a sweet chocolate malt backbone. The flavor follows with fresh roasted coffee up front, milk chocolate and roasted barley with an earthy hop bitterness on the back end. Pretty nice flavor between the dark chocolate and roasted coffee. On the thinner side of medium bodied with balanced carbonation that leads to a lengthy roasty finish. Tons of coffee for sure, but I don’t get much in the way of oatmeal as the body was a touch thin. Still a nice drinking and solid coffee stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010

Name: Midnight Oil
Date: March 10, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Market Street Pub
Appearance: black, scant tan head, little to no lace
Aroma: dark choclate and roasted coffee aroma
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, lots of coffee character, milky caramel sweetness gives it a caramel latte character, roasted coffee finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2012 On tap at Stogies and Stouts and FBG Fest 2010. I really enjoyed this beer. It pours a nice dark brown/ black with an off-white head. Nose is earth, coffee, roast, slight sweetness, and malt. Flavor is similar with a medium body and lingering roast and coffee. I really liked this beer both times.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1244) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Consumed at Stoogies and Stouts and Brewers Ball. A: Pours deep black with a small tan head. S: Aromas of roasted malt, gas station coffee, and chocolate. T: Pretty damn flavorful. Nice light roasted coffee, roasted malt, and milk chocolate sweetness. M: On the thinner side of medium, smooth with a slightly bitter finish. D: Pretty good, not my favorite coffee beer, but pretty tasty nonetheless.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
@FBGBF Brewers Ball-on tap–pours a tan ring for a head and black color. Aroma is coffee/ashy/jalepeno-dark malt. Taste is coffee/ashy/jalepeno-dark malt, earthy hops. Not my style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6523) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2010
On tap at the 2010 installment of Stogies and Stouts pouring deep dark with ruby edges and thin tan head. The aroma is kind of roasty to burnt with malt sweetness and a light level of black strap molasses around the edges. The taste brings up malt sweetness, dark roasted malts and a bit of burnt malts that heads into sort of an ashy sense by midway. The sweetness and the fairly thin body maintain all the way through into the finish picking up a sense of earthiness as well.


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