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

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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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!


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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10427) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours black. Tan head. Nose of spice, cinnamon, malted barley, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is same. Some coconut, ash and black coffee. Lots of Christmas spice. Possibly ginger. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2008
Dark brown with medium beige head. Sweet with roasted malt, ginger, caramel, hops and liquerice. Ends bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 10, 2010
Botella, thanks señor Plovmand. Bllack colour, medium well lasting brown head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee Good mouthfeel. Roasted malt and chocolate in the flavour with coffee and some liquorice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10240) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2011
500ml bottle (S. Brevinga Alus Salons, Riga)
7 Lovely rich bacony twist to a rich soft roasty aroma.
5 Super dark, nearly black, with ruby glints if you hunt desperately.
7 Lovely rich roasty porter. Spicy retronasals. Love the fullness and smoothness the oats give it.
4 Full palate, maybe a little sticky, but with a taste like this you want it to stick a little. Pleasant carbonation. Pleasant spicy tingle, but not giving itself away as ginger specifically - could just be a bitter noble hop.
14 Just what the doctor ordered. Williams bottle some of the best beers in the UK, this has so little of the deadness that bottled (pasteurised) beer usually suffers from. Easy tasty session, this is meant to be drunk in pints.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
Pitch black with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and licorice. The flavour has notes of roasted malt, light sweetness, licorice, dark chocolate and in the finish there is a hint of ginger, but nicely subdued. The body is nice and full – well done for a beer with 5.6%!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9999) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9866) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2014
Sehr dunkelbrauens Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig. Geschmack röstmalzig, Kaffee, dunkle reife Früchte, trocken.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (9758) - 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.


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