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

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RATINGS: 407   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!


onystrom's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - JAN 2, 2012
Dark red color with great head. Lots of diffent flavors with licorice as the most dominant. Very powerfull flavor of such a "weak" beer. From my Backlog.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
overtheline (90) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2015
500ml bottle pours virtually black with small tan head fading to cap. Roasted nutty malt and some ginger on the nose. Some licorice comes through on the taste and that ginger works wonderfully; just enough so you know its there but not so much that it crushes everything else. Really silky smooth Mouthfeel and good level of carbonation; I find many porters just too flat. A beer I will enjoy again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1502) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2015
Botella 50 cl en el Lupulo mayo 2011. (r406) cons pref julio-2012. Porter especiada con cuerpo ligero a medio de 5.6 vol fácil de beber. Sin muchas más complicaciones. Normal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (8221) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle. Black with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (148) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 4, 2015
Aroma: coffee with milk, burned grains. Taste: dry with very light sourness. Flavor: coffee, earth, wood, ash. Good and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1325) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Casi negra, con buena espuma ligeramente beige. Mucho aroma, a café y malta tostada. En boca muy sabrosa, con toques de vainilla, café y especias. Con adecuada carbonatacion y final con mezcla de dulce y amargo. Notable.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
chinchill (3116) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
500 ml bottle with a BB date of July 2016. Looks great, with a generous tan head over an essentially black body. Full body with medium+ but soft carbonation. but .. the aroma is unappealing. My initial impression was that the ale was infected, but with further consideration I’ve concluded it is just an unfortunate mix of the roasted grains and the fresh ginger root. The flavor follows. O: disappointing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtronSeige (986) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 8, 2015
Aroma: Medium coffee, dry fruits, light lemon, Appearance: Dark brown body. Small, creamy, light-brown head. Good retention. Lacing. Flavour: Medium-light chocolate, toasty, Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Light astringency. Light toasty. Dry finish, lingering chocolate, husky, and light astringency. Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium-high carbonation, creamy. Husky astringency. Overall: The astringency is a bit too strong. But the overall beer is good. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 12B. Robust Porter

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Black, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thomasjoberg (48) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle of 50cl in cosmic café. Expiration: July 2016. Harsh acidic on the nose, unripe cherries. Nice color little brownish head. Too strong ginger, sourness and bit plastic taste as well. Lacks chocolate, coffee roastiness and smoothness on the palate. Carbonation is good and body is appropriate. OK beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6416) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottled 500ml. -Courtesy of kajser27, shared with him and Marko. Black coloured, small brownish head, light roasty nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, hint of ginger and subdued alcohol with mild presence of licorice in the finish. Pleasant one.


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