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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Pours black. Nose is roast, grain, some smoke and coffee hints. Flavor is thin coffee, grains, earth. Needs body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Poured from a mini growler. Pours black with a thin beige head. Nose is some coffee and smoke. Taste followed the nose but lacked any real punch. The mouthfeel was thin for a beer of this type. Pretty disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Growler courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a fancy new Swamp Head pint glass (the one with the green print), also courtesy of drabmuh. Pours a very dark black color with a nice mocha head. Sticks around for a bit and leaves some slight lacing. The nose brings some really strong notes of coffee. Really nice aroma off of a high quality bean. A bit of roast in the background. The flavor swaps things up, with the roast being more prominent and the coffee character fading to the background. Light chocolate there as well. The body is a bit too thin--Iíd like something with some more body to bring forward that creamy texture thatís always nice in coffee beers. However, the roasty finish is nice. A very nice brew. Would enjoy trying more from them. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 05-11-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2011
pours a pitch black color, ruby notes. earthy brown soil colored head. robust malts, rich and roasted. hints of toffee and very light faint chocolate. lots of coffee notes . carbonation is a little off but could be bar error.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
Ok, this is a sweeter stout thatís got a decent roastiness, some slight semblance of coffee I suppose. Itís decent, but not really all that coffee-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - APR 2, 2011
Poured black with off white head smelled burnt malts and sweet tasted burnt and coffee to start with fruitty aftertaste good session beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 Fruit and roast aromas. Black a little rich and sweet on the palate with a hint of dryness in a coffee roast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Draft. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is great: chocolate, lots of coffee, roasted malts. Flavor is coffee and light hop bitterness; somewhat watery and closer to drip coffee than coffee stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2010
On tap at Proof, pours a nice dark black, great coffee aroma, first taste is extremely underwhelming, very watery, little flavor, disappointing after how great it smelled.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KEHOE (2) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2010 does not count
What a wonderful new romantic flavor, complex aroma, with a hint of chocolate perhaps, but more of a coffee malt. Medium size brown head, thin, not too frothy. My first pint was enjoyed at The WAREHOUSE of Gainesville, Florida... as was my second, third, and fourth. This Stout was delicious, glass after glass, and it didnít make me feel full or bloated. I was pleased with itís rich dark color, itís full body and flavor. Great drinkability. Went down very smooth, as I was a bit nervous when I saw the word oil in itís name. I highly recommend this beer to all of the Stout lovers out there. Currently available in kegs, soon to be bottled in a new bottling plant in the Gainesville, Florida area, as I was informed by the owner of The WAREHOUSE RESTUARANT.

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