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Williams Brothers Midnight Sun (Bottle)

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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Porter
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Midnight Sun is a black porter style beer, created from a blend of malted barley, oats, roasted barley and chocolate malt, balanced with a generous handful of hops and a wee bit of fresh root ginger. We really like it and hope you do too!


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
chinchill (2758) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
500 ml bottle with a BB date of July 2016. Looks great, with a generous tan head over an essentially black body. Full body with medium+ but soft carbonation. but .. the aroma is unappealing. My initial impression was that the ale was infected, but with further consideration I’ve concluded it is just an unfortunate mix of the roasted grains and the fresh ginger root. The flavor follows. O: disappointing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtronSeige (882) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 8, 2015
Aroma: Medium coffee, dry fruits, light lemon, Appearance: Dark brown body. Small, creamy, light-brown head. Good retention. Lacing. Flavour: Medium-light chocolate, toasty, Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Light astringency. Light toasty. Dry finish, lingering chocolate, husky, and light astringency. Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium-high carbonation, creamy. Husky astringency. Overall: The astringency is a bit too strong. But the overall beer is good. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 12B. Robust Porter

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (507) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Black, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thomasjoberg (48) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle of 50cl in cosmic café. Expiration: July 2016. Harsh acidic on the nose, unripe cherries. Nice color little brownish head. Too strong ginger, sourness and bit plastic taste as well. Lacks chocolate, coffee roastiness and smoothness on the palate. Carbonation is good and body is appropriate. OK beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottled 500ml. -Courtesy of kajser27, shared with him and Marko. Black coloured, small brownish head, light roasty nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, hint of ginger and subdued alcohol with mild presence of licorice in the finish. Pleasant one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4180) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 28, 2015
Thanks to kajser who brought it from Russia! Blackish body, brownish head. Aroma... chocolate/cocoa with some vague, but definitely present ginger on a malty base, quite nice. Taste... more of the chocolate/ginger interplay, slightly roasty, slightly minty, light in body, a tad too light for me but still a tasty beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (821) - Samarate, ITALY - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle @ home. Marrone, opalescente, schiuma beige fine abbastanza persistente. Aroma tostato, frutta secca, cacao amaro, caffè freddo. Lieve erbaceo. Gusto abboccato, poco amaro, acidulo. Caffè ed un leggero piccante, come di zenzero candito. Piuttosto rotonda, corposa, mediamente carbonata. Un filo astringente. Equilibrata e piuttosto armonica.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2726) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from my Secret Santa, thank you McTapps! Aroma dark roasted coffeeish malts with a hint of sourness, generous grassy English hops. Clear very dark colour, stable brown head. Taste is rich with malts, dark roasted, chocolate and coffee, but also toffee. Hops is present, but does not disturb, traditional English flavours, grassy, kind of Fuggley. I might even detect the ginger, but without the commercial description I would describe it as minty, fresh flavour. Long roasty finish. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (1220) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 0,5l fles gedeeld met Nikos. Zwart met een beperkte licht bruine schuimkraag. Geur met zwarte bessen en cacao, smaak met espresso en donkere chocolade tonen. Iets wat waterige body. Redelijke porter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (5287) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
Porter sind nicht meins und dies hier macht keine Ausnahme. Nette Röstaromen, etwas Kaffee, Malz und vielleicht etwas Nuss, aber das Ganze recht dünn und simpel gehalten. Kein Klassiker, wenn auch recht nett.


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