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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3947) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4586) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5339) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2010
First off, if you been paying attention to my ratings (and I hope you have, there is a test), you have probably deduced that I love coffee stouts. Some might even call me a sucker for ’em. So this was right in my wheelhouse. Great coffee aroma and flavor, maybe a hint of chocolate in the background. Thinner bodied, so it’s easy to drink. Really tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2011
On tap at WOB Port Orange. Super dark color with a thin brown head. Very dry flavor with hints of roasted malts. Aroma had hints of dark chocolate and nuts. Not too bad but perhaps just a little too dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6540) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
Draft - Coffee and chocolate with a roasty finish. Jet black with a decent beige head, Tastes just like it smells with a bit of a bitter finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5325) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1149) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5876) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap - Fermentation Lounge. Pitch black pour, sticky, mocha colored head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma has some nice chocolate accents and a touch of bitter chocolate. Rich flavor that matches the aroma with the coffee and chocolate notes. Hints of marshmallows and licorice in the back end. Sours a bit near the end with some vanilla funkiness. Thick enough mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2011
On tap, 5th Avenue Tap Room, wife’s 30th class reunion. Inky. Lots of roast and coffee, dark cocoa, lightly bittered otherwise. Some spiciness in the finish. This had a medium mouth. I was well into the evening and without a notepad when I picked this one up. Will do a more in-depth rating someday.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5337) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Brown/black with frothy tan head and clinging lace. Roasted malt, coffee, and a good malt bitter. Very roasty dry finish. A tad thin and watery but a nice beer.


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