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

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RATINGS: 362   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9851) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, a little liquorice and ginger. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 030911

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (9837) - DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, little liquorice and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9636) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
Bottled, 500ml from Tesco, Banbury. Black with brown beige head. Rich and malty on the nose leading to a chocolate, coffee tasting malty beer, not as rich as the aroma but plenty to chew at. Good alcohol presence with a slightly dry, hoppy finish. A good bottled beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
500ml Bottle at Home 10/05/2010 Small beige head. Fruit and some spiced aromas. Low carbonation. Black smooth on the palate fruity and hoppy with bubble gum and slight ginger flavours. Dry chocolate roast finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (8603) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8580) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle: Literally black, small beige layer; solid dry bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied; distinctive - quite dry - roast-malty and fruity (blackcurrant) nose; dry roast-malty and fruity-spicy (label says: ginger) finish, followed by a lingering bitter (malty and hoppy) aftertaste. Good, spicy Porter, but the ginger-root is not really necessary......

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2008
Bottled. A black beer with a beautiful coffee coloured head. I reckon this beer really works. The ginger comes through,heavier in the nose than in the mouth, but is an excellent balance for the oatmeal and lightly roasted coffee flavours. Smooth as silk with a spicy flourish on the end. Lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2009
(bottle) Black coloured hue with a thick brown foamy head. Sweet, slightly milky and roasted malty aroma with notes of chocolate, mocha and ginger-spice. Sweet and mildly bitter flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Roasty malty base with chocolate, coffee, herbal accents and fruity-spicy notes (ginger); moderately bitter and finally delicately sweet finish with lighter spicy notes and subtle hints of herbal hops. Nice. 02.XI.09

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7945) - 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.


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