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

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RATINGS: 400   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!


Nilz's rating

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nilz (434) - Glasgow, - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle pours an almost black with a light tan head which lasts. Aroma was a caramel or burnt toffee. Taste off dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, hint of ginger and a spiciness all goes to make a rather nice porter.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (446) - 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 (42) - 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 (6107) - 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 (4124) - 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 (795) - 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 (2482) - 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 (1115) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
0,5l fles gedeeld met Nikos. Zwart met een beperkte licht bruine schuimkraag. Geur en 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 (5039) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kajser27 (116) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 7, 2015
Black is the night! ans a low tan head to go with it. aroma chocolate and roasted malt, hops also noticeable. Taste chocolate (nothing sweet) to roasted coffee, earthy hops, though I don’t get much ginger. Dry coffee lasting aftertaste. Creamy med+ body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybion (86) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml. Pours opaque dark brown/black with a think sheen of medium tan head. Decent lacing. Aroma mostly of roasted malts and wholemeal bread, with a damp, earthen edge. Not particularly potent on the nose overall however. Roasted malts again prominent in the taste though this time they’re joined by hints of dark chocolate along with an unexpected amount of herbal, perhaps almost vegetable notes, and some other cereals. Bitter overall and more hops coming through later on leave a bit of a tingle on the tongue, and the root ginger advertised on the bottle is detectable here as well; a decent spicy aftertaste to round things off. Could be more exiting on the palate as the body is thinner than it could be, though aforementioned spicy tingle, present despite the general lack of carbonation, is notable and brings this up a few points. Decent easy drinking with a few surprises to keep one interested in the matter.


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