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

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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchtuga (135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
Dark, yes. Spicy, yes. Rich, not really. Has some nice coffe flavor and a little chocolate, but misses richness to make it whole.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
Dark brown colour. Cacao, tobacco leaves with a touch of smoke. A touch of ginger, smoke, tobacco, sweet malty mouth. A bit too sweet for my taste, but OK depth. Lingering peaty finish. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Thin head. Dark brown. Thin aroma, hint of sour. Light roast malt flavour. A bit of a different finish which must be the ginger. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1374) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
500ml bottle from Beer Hawk - Probably my favourite William Bros beer so far (still got a few more to finish before I make my mind up). A pitch black body with a good-sized tan head that creates a good lacing. The aromas are quite pronounced and of milk chocolate and coffee along with a decent roasted malt tone. The flavours are of dark chocolate, once again accompanied by coffee and warming ginger. A lasting bitter, coffee and liquorice flavour in the finish, that further subdues to form a roasted malt final aftertaste. Pretty bloody good.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cenzu (33) - - DEC 14, 2013
nice beer, beautiful dark colour. the initial taste is good and full, but the aftertaste feels a bit watered down and gives an anti-climax.

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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Fairly light aroma, but looks and flows incredibly well balanced on first glance. Tastes smooth and creamy, with a medium bitterness and sweetness. Holds its chocolatey flavour just long enough to leave you wanting more. A really lovely balanced porter, perfect with pudding. Not sure about the ’spicy’ claim on the bottle, but it could easily become a high calibre staple porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle. This is a nice little porter bit nothing special. Good abv balance though.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsurkan_sergey (42) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle 0.5. Porter - comprising a mixture of malted barley, oats and burnt chocolate malt, hops and lots of ginger. Porter does not look like Russian (Baltic, Athanasius) - it is dry, no sweet aftertaste, aroma of coffee and hops. Foam - a thick, resistant, chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (824) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
500ml bottle, pours black with a small tan head, chocolate and roast malt aroma, hints of plum with a bit of spice, finish is balanced and moderate bitter, carbonation average, nothing too complex, but certainly not disappointed. Very good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (3189) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Pours near black, 1cm off-white head that lasts pretty well. Coffee, chocolate and metallic aromas, subtle ginger if you search for it. A herbal note coming out as it slips down. Taste has a roasted bitterness and chocolate-to-toffee sweetness. Liquorice coming through on the aftertaste. Medium body, little thin, average carbonation. Decent bitter finish. Nice.


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