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

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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Bottle: Filtered.
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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2010
500ml Bottle: Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, slight lactose, and a hint of soy sauce. Poured very dark brown/black in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/light brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, hops, slight sugar, light chocolate, wood, light resin, and a hint of lactose. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate, resin, and hop finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2010
The aroma is very roasted with oats, chocolate, coffee, molasses, and peat. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma with a slightly ginger like finish. The palate is smooth but a bit thin. Overall not great beer but still a good beer and different.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
500 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear but extremely dark brown color. Opaque in the glass. Large brown head with good head retention and lacing. Aroma of dry roasty notes, tobacco, hops and just a hint of sweet caramel in the finish. The taste is roasted malts, smoke, tobacco, faint leafy hops and a bitter of leather. Very dry and roasty throughout. Medium bodied. Decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommann (3243) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is of roasted barley and liquorice. Chocolate is on the taste with some sweetness with a medium bitter finish. Mouthfeel is thick with some carbonation. long finish. This beer is spot on.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Roasted barley on the nose with bitter chocolate notes and hints of licorice and coffee liqueur. Pours black with a thin off white head. Roasted barley and bitter chocolate with molasses notes with hints of ginger in the background. Nicely spiced. Slightly thin but with a great dry finish. Great porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
500ml Bottle at Home 10/05/2010 Small beige head. Fruit and some spiced aromas. Low carbonation. Black smooth on the palate fruity and hoppy with bubble gum and slight ginger flavours. Dry chocolate roast finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3213) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle at Union Jack’s. Pours really dark with a very pretty tan head. Aroma is of seaweed, licorice, chocolate, coffee. Palate is very creamy. Well balanced flavors of chocolate, licorice, coffee, and earth are here. Very drinkable brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1667) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle via my local rip and run. Pours a silky black with a healthy thick brown head. Nose of chocolate and sweet malts. Some airy hops in nose. Body is rich and full. Chocolate abounds and then a bit of peaty smoke pokes thru all the richness. Nice acrid dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7701) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2010
(Bottle, Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm) Black colour with lasting, frothy, pale brown head, leaving traces of lacing. Roasted, malty nose with notes of dark chocolate, coffee and hints of ginger. Roasted, malty taste with dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice, a touch of ginger and a decent coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness, drying out towards the finish. Clean and well balanced porter with a spicy ginger twist.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Dark brown, nice dark tan head. Roasty aroma, licorice. Taste is sweet, black licorice, roasted malt, some sweet cocoa.


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