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

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RATINGS: 368   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, coffee, spicy, herb, ginger. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (170508)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
Århus2008. 50 cL bottle. Pours nicely dark brown to black with a lacing tan head. Mild roasted malt aroma with a minor spice note, very inviting. Flavour holds a subdued ginger flavour swept i roasted malt and caramel (not malty as such - real caramel). Smooth and nice. Light bitterness and acidic touch into the finish. Another nice Williams brew, yet not a fruity one!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2008
Bottled at Ølfestival, Århus, 2008. A pitch black beer with a tan head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt as well as lighter notes of soy sauce, and so is the flavor though added notes of ginger and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Warm orangey brown with a reddish hue and a small, beige head. Sweetish hard roasted malt in the nose. Medium body, sweetish hard roasted or even lightly burned malt with a whiff of coffee and distinct ginger notes. Sweetish malt bitter finish. Not bad as such, but I’m not really sure that I like ginger in my Porter. 121008

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle at Århus Ølfestival. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of chocolate and coffee. Roasted flavour of ginger, coffee and liquorice. Roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2010
Bottled (from bierzwerg.de). Quite much pitch black colour with mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some chocolate, mild wood as well as some chocolaty notes. Flavour is dark dry fruits, roasted malts, coffee and chocolate along with some mild wooden notes as well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2010
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Mild cinnamon aroma. Dry, creamy and roasty. Medium bodied with some dark chocolate coming through as it warms. Salty licorice bitterness. Really pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty ginger aroma with some hints of chocolate. Roasted smooth malty ginger flavor with some hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some hints of spicy ginger in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14306) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
22nd June 2008. The root ginger works well giving this otherwise mild porter a dense herby flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2008
Bottle at home ... THe first thing to say is it just isnt as good as the cask ... Deep black ... Nice roast coffee malt nose ... rich full flavour of mild coffee and liquorice with the ginger in the linger... A decent stout.


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