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


on tap


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Cask; Regular.
Midnight Sun is a black Porter style beer, created from a blend of malted barley, oats, roast barley and chocolate malt,balanced with a generous handful of hops and a wee bit of fresh root ginger.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (905) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - DEC 3, 2011
500ml bottle, shared. Dark black color. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. At first you can taste the chocolate and a bit of coffee, but the surprise comes on the after taste. Lots of spices which I cant recognize. Only thing that I could find was the intense taste of mint, like an "after eight" chocolate thing. Not my style, but very interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2011
On cask at the Map Room Chicago. Pours a deep brown nearly black with a small light tan froth. Aroma heavy on the dark fruits, cocoa and molasses and caramel with some very subtle coffee. Flavor is much fruitier than I expected, almost a sharp fruitiness but nicely rounded with the chocolate and roasty bitterness, a bit of the burnt coffee and a crisp lightly bitter finish. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Very different but enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2011
Cask at Ealing beer festival 2011. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, chocolate, caramel, spice, sweet. A pleasing Scottish Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Black beer with a thin tan head. Very malty, coffee nose. Lovely thick malty flavour with some caramel, coffee and treacle. Lingering bitterness. A nice pint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4172) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
17 June 2011, tap at SRAF. black, thin, no bubbles, thin bubbly head. great toasty oatmeal stout nose. thin body, a bit oily, almost flat. great beer! sugary burnt coffee. some salty, dried twigs. really nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Beer engine at The Map Room. Pours black with a bubbly, light tan head, medium retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, roast, chocolate), no hops, and dark fruit (dates, fig). Flavor is malty, lightly sweet then tart. Light body, low warmth and carbonation with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ Bow Bar, 80 West Bow, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2HH.

Clear dark black - red brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, smoked - burnt malt. Body is medium, texture is oily and smooth, carbonation is flat. [20101031]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2011
Cask at Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Black pour, small but persistent browny head. Nose is ginger, some chocolate, plenty of dark malty goodness. Taste is rounded and malty, slight chocolate sweetness, slight ginger spice with a lingering roasty hop finish. Beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011
[Gravity cask at Chippenham Beer Festival] I enjoyed this in the bottle and was very much looking forward to the cask version. It’s dark brown, rich and fruity, with maybe a bit of Christmas cake and some port. This results in a smooth, rich mouthfeel, which is well balanced against deep roasted malt flavours and a kick of spice in the finish. I was a little tipsy (maybe verging on inebriated) when I wrote this, but it still stood out over the other beers at the festival. A top notch porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (4412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2011
Cask @ The Society Room. Toasted malt aroma. Almost black colour with a tan head. Sweet roasted grassy malt flavour. Sweet aftertaste.

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