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

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


3.7
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2593) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - 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]

4
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (1532) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3250) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9889) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
A dark clear brown porter with a thick big bubbled brown head. In aroma, faint chocolate with vanilla notes. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate, smooth bitter notes, light coffee beans, medium bodied. On tap at Deep Ellum, Jan. 16 2011.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 2, 2010
Excellent one, this was a very nice dark beer. Not so watery as many porters in the market and with very nice aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31043) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2010
From cask at the 78. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted, mild spiced. Caramelish to dark toffee flavoured. Mild bitterness coming through. Dark malty, acidic and roasted into a lingering dark finish.


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