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

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RATINGS: 422   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!


edgallow's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
edgallow (3609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 16.9oz pours deep brown, black with a big creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits. Taste Coffee, cocoa powder, and roasted malts.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (2209) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2016
I prefer March Of The Penguins but this is a common sight and usually a cheap, dark option in most Scottish pubs.
Pours a decent dark, clearish cola-brown with a soft fizzing brown ringed head. Nose is soft soily leather, pepper and light roast with some drinking choc notes later on. Taste is much the same - fairly clean with a roasy and spice edge on the finish. Carbonation from the bottle solid throughout, nice sweet kiss to the rounded mouthfeel on the linger.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Musta olut beigellä, kohtalaisella ja runsaasti pitsiä jättävällä vaahdolla. Tuoksussa paahteista maltaisuutta, suklaata ja kahvia. Myös maku paahteisen maltainen ja kahvinen sekä jälkipuoleltaan suolaisen salmiakkinen. Keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma. Jälkimaku säilyy suussa kohtalaisen pitkään. Ihan hyvä tuotos, mutta hieman enemmän tässä saisi olla syvyyttä.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (1240) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear dark brown,minimal brown head Roasted malts, walnut, cream, cocoa Ginger endingh, chocolate, hint of sour Have to try it again

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrumpy369 (439) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle in scotland. Dark brown, almost black colour, medium white head disappears fast. Nose is roasted malts, faint smoke. Taste is low coffee low chocholate. Definitve ginger in he aftertaste. Watery mouthfeel. Surprisingly good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (2468) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 9, 2016
Courtesy of Jaghana. Couleur noire, légère mousse beige. Nez gingembre confit avec note malt grillé. Gout malt grillé, café, note fumé avec gingembre prenant le dessus. Fin sur le café grillé et gingembre. A force le gingembre et autres piment et épices fortes dans des bières qui n’ont pas vocation a ca, c’est pas mon truc. Definitely not!! Pas mauvaise mais "gachée" a mon gout

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patersoi (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2016
Hints of molasses in aroma. Black pour with dissipating cream head. Bitter burnt malt upfront. Not much mid palate and slight home brew teste on the finish.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkanu (50) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 20, 2016
This is a good beer, but a bit too watery. The carbonation is almost absent, making it a rather strange experience, yet not unpleasant. Hints of smoke, roasted nuts and plums add towards the taste. It’s smooth and a pleasure to drink overall.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wolfcarnival (231) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2016
had this over in yarm, split with pips ma. cheers sue!! she seemed to like it. i thought it was deece. pours dark brown with a short lived head. aroma of roasty liquorice, spices, faint brandy. tasted roasty, nutty, some sweet choco, moving to slightly sour ginger. medium bodied. well balanced and tasty

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (2381) - CROATIA - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle, 500 ml from Luvians bottle shop, St Andrews. Pours dark brown with medium beige head. Roasted malts, spices, bit coffeish. Sweet with bitterish finish. Medium bodied. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (2011) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2016
Deep black color with a nice and honest beige head. Aroma is toasty, notes of coffee, nuts, chocolate and plum. Flavor is light sour and salty, notes of dark fruits as plums and nuts. Average carbonation in a medium to full body and a little astringent finish.


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