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

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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12551) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
Black with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is licorice and ginger. Sweet, roast malt flavour with ginger.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (12338) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle @ home shared with DutchDrebus. Very dark, almost black color though a little deep dark red glow is visible. Beige light brown head. Smell almost pure coffee. Taste coffee, dark malts, chocolate and a light bitterness. Decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11875) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle @ Aarhus, 2008.
Pours deep black with slight red edges. A fine, frothy rim of beige cream on top. Aroma is slightly smoked, lots of liqourice and anise. Fine mouthfeel, lightly creamy. Flavour has a powerful dose of liqourice, ginger and a weak note of plums. Okay, but a bit sharp.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11809) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
pitch dark smooth light brown head. roasted grains dominate the aroma, also faint licorice. flavor is rosated grains, licorice, nuts. ends nicely nutty bitter and lots of roasted grains. ending also have fain roasted licorice. For a 5.5% beer, this one is insanely flavorfull.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11725) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a medium, creamy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is light roast malt, chocolate, dark fruity esters and earthy notes. Flavor is malt dominant, chocolate, faint hops and bitterness, light esters and a sweet finish. Light body and warmth, medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (11528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle from Tesco. It pours opaque black with a medium tan head and moderate carbonation. The nose is chocolate, toffee, ginger, coffee and salt. The taste is raisin, charcoal, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, liquorice, smoke, ginger, wood, cherry and a little salt, with a dry, roasty finish. The balance is spot on, making this a very drinkable porter. Good job.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
500 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear but extremely dark brown color. Opaque in the glass. Large brown head with good head retention and lacing. Aroma of dry roasty notes, tobacco, hops and just a hint of sweet caramel in the finish. The taste is roasted malts, smoke, tobacco, faint leafy hops and a bitter of leather. Very dry and roasty throughout. Medium bodied. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Scottish Midnight Sun
Date: November 15, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, layers of lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light roasted
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice roasted, light dark chocolate bitterness, touch of fruity esters
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (10851) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
Black coloured. Dense light Brown head. Aroma. Cocoa, coffee, liqourice, roast, Brown sugar. Flavour. Roast, liqourice, Cocoa, coffee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (10653) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2010
500ml bottle from a local Tesco store in Edinburgh. Jet black body to a light brownish head, slowly diminishing. Roasted, mid-sweet, dark malts to the nose. Flavoured with roasted malts, ginger and liquorice offset by pine-like hops. Dry, bittersweet end. Well balanced. Good (hotel room, 30.11.2010).


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