Theydon_Bois (19490) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle split at the level 42 tasting, thanks to LKS, 09/03/16.
Pitch black with a dirty tan covering.
Nose is molastic burst, charr, black pepper, spice, cocoa powder.
Taste comprises rich malt, chocolate cake, light mineral trace, faint pepper, bitter roast.
Full bodied, oily feel, semi drying close with a boosted tickle.
Solid impy fayre. AirForceHops (7233) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2016
22 oz. bottle in a trade with SHIG. Pitch black color with a nice level of tan head. Aroma is a nice level of roast, dark chocolate. AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2016
The flavor is Deep roast with a nice level of rye. The body is full and dense. Perfect for the style. The rye is nice and lingering, nice stout.
Thanks AFH for sharing!!!!! Rating 3,997!!!! HF glass, cellar temp. Pitch black, 1 finger espresso head. smells fantastic. Dark chocolate, a bit of cocoa and really smooth aroma. it smells great. Incredibly great mouthfeel. Smooth, silky good just incredible mouthfeel. Very roasty, a lot of espresso bean, cocoa and just a small hint of vanilla. But this is a great imperial stout. I love how roasted barley just totally dominates. DCLawyer (2843) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Backlog from Brony Bottle Share at Travlr’s. Deep brown with bare tan head. Bittersweet chocolate, smoke, spice. Tasty. Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
Bomber: Chouffe glass:
Pitch black beer with a lasting brown head.
Aroma of deel roast, tar, rye, malt roast, meat, some hops and herbal roast. Deep and dark!
Flavour is good bitter with deep roast, chocolate, rye, wood roast, immense dark and flavourfull!
Aftertaste is chocolate, roast, bitter, rye...
Low carbo, oily silky mouthfeel, full bodied.
NachlamSie (3481) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2015
This bomber was a generous gift. Well, Midnight Sun has nailed an imperial stout. No surprises here, but the execution is fantastic. The pour is super inky black with a brown head. Tons of roasted notes make up the aroma: espresso, cacao, and brown sugar and molasses provide some balance. Bitter hops peek out a little. The palate is thick and viscous with higher carbonation than I expected. Delicious notes of espresso coat the palate while the rye starts to become noticed by adding a welcome spiciness to the finish. This is a massive beer. Really tasty. beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours black. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is smooth, with some spiciness, and coffee. Nice beer. nickd717 (4679) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bomber. Great appearance, black with a well-formed brown head and nice lacing. Big amazing aroma of chocolate, roast, and port. Flavor is smooth, mildly sweet, with port and dark chocolate. Medium-full body, very smooth with soft carbonation. Nice brewski from up north! Benzai (15586) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle [from trade with jtclockwork] @ home. Opaque pitch black color, nice moderately creamy medium to dark brown colored head that lasts for a long time and leaves fair to good lacing. Wow! What a start! Aroma is malts, lightly roast, a hint of dark chocolate, cedar wood, liquor. Taste malts, rye, lightly roasted malts, again (cedar?) wood, some alcohol lightly, lightly dark chocolate [I have to say though, nowhere near KBS which I am now comparing with, perhaps not justified but still, because I drank it last night], again liquor (some kind of whiskey?), a nice malt chocolate bitter and a good bitter finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Very nice! jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Beer #3 of my 5000 Beer Celebration (Imperial Stout):
Super dark brown and literally black coloured body that looks like used motor oil after a few hundred thousand miles, all with a very dense, dark brown chocolate coloured head - about a centimetre tall, crazy deep and dark. Aroma of alcohol, roasted malt, yeast, rye, cedar, grain and a bit of chocolate - pungent throughout. Full-bodied; Super creamy and pungent malt backbone of rye, oatmeal, roasted malt all with a ridiculous amount of milk, vanilla, chocolate and raisins and a tremendous amount of sugars at the finish. Aftertaste is complex and deep with a lot of alcohol notes, some chocolate, a good dose of lactose and a creamy, ridiculously full-bodied vanilla and sugar sweetness. Overall, this feels like a milkshake almost due to the insane body, but with a very complex profile and a subdued depth from alcohol and sugars make this probably one of the best Imperial Stouts i’ve ever had, plus it’s from Alaska which makes it that much better. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 12-April-2015 for US$10,39 sampled at home in Washington a bit more than two years later, on 11-May-2015, sampled from my Midnight Sun tulipish glass straight from Anchorage.