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

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RATINGS: 369   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!


ianwelby's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (411) - - MAY 4, 2013
Near-black beer with a frothy head. Slightly sweet scent with a toasted edge to it. Taste is toasted malt, a touch of chocolate along with the oaty-ness and some underlying fruit as well. Slightly lively on the tongue. It’s not thin or watery but it doesn’t have the body I was expecting either. Very nice.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (628) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from the Blue Glass, Bedford, consumed at home. Dark chocolate brown, small tan head. A reasonable amount of carbonation. Liquorice and fresh espresso dominate the nose. Gorgeous taste: sweet and spicy ginger with a long slightly bitter coffee-laden finish. Satisfying bittersweet aftertaste. Wonderful in it’s simplicity and balance. I do not normally think much of ginger beers, but it works very well in this recipe. Thumbs up to a fantastic brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagobears (411) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a dark black into snifter. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. The flavor is gentle with some roasted notes and a spiciness from the hops. A bit of smoke and licorice. The ginger is noticable in the finish which gives this a soft sour note. Really liking this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted barley malt, milk and chocolate. Taste light sweetness and trace of sourness. Body fairly thin.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ant_in_wales (7) - Aberystwyth, WALES - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
I really liked this It’s a beautiful drink - very dark with a fine off-white head Not great retention or lacing, and the aroma is a little muted, but for me this is a clever drink A rich chocolate porter, yet it’s surprisingly easy drinking Some porters one is enough, but I could drink this all day I didn’t taste the ginger, but there is a warmth there Mouthfeel is light too

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (992) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2014
The color is a clear very dark brown with a reddish tint and with a medium off-white head that fades quickly, and the aroma has roasted, caramel, and chocolate malts. The taste is a very nice blend of mild umami, touch bitter, and slightly sour, which is complemented by the palate due to the slick texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and roasty and malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6813) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2014
Sehr dunkelbrauens Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig. Geschmack röstmalzig, Kaffee, dunkle reife Früchte, trocken.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2049) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 23, 2014
From the 500 ml. bottle stamped L0808-1011. It pours deep dark brown under a modest off-white head that fades. The aroma is pretty straight forward with nothing unique about it. A little barley malt, a little sweetness, a little chocolate, and a little light hops. The body is thin to medium but smooth. The taste is not too presumptuous with its mellower barley malt and sweet character followed by a mildly dry finish. I would drink it again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommyhannon (8) - dunmore. county galway, IRELAND - APR 19, 2014 does not count
Loved this little gem. Set aside the low head retention and your in for a treat. Striking aromas of chocolate and citrus.The fullness of the flavours are of sweet chocolate, treacle and molasses. It’s not typically heavy for the style which is not a downside. Sweet hops to finish. A well structured and flavour balanced novelty. Love the cool label too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gregus (141) - Kraków, POLAND - APR 15, 2014
Butelka. Aromat czekoladowy, kawowy, karmelowy, palony. W smaku jest gorzka czekolada, kawa, delikatny mleczny posmak. Piwo jest aksamitne.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrJamesMcEwan (35) - SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2014
Really really dark black with a small traditional bottled porter tan head. Nice aroma. Lovely taste of porter but less coffee and more dark chocolate, with a hint of mild ginger finish but not noticeably spicy as label might suggest.


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