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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vicious and viscous, this menacing brew pours opaque black with a creamy maduro-colored head. Its aroma offers seductive whiskey, chewy red wine, dark fruit and lavish tobacco. Berserker Imperial Stout invades your taste buds with in-your-face flavor. Weighing in at almost 13% alcohol by volume, Berserker is completely out-of-control. Give it a good fight.

Also labeled under the "Alaskas Most Wanted" series.

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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CheersMate (1341) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2009
22 oz. bottle thanks to Scrizzz. Holy shit, thank you so much for sending this. Wow, that is a chocolate head. There is not much of it, but this thing pours like oil...big time. I mean people say, "Oh this poured just like oil." This really did pour like oil. Very viscous beer. Wood, roast, coffee, and a slight chocolate aroma. Wow, a very deep complex aroma. Nice subtle bourbon aroma that is coming out more as this thing warms up. Pretty damn nice aroma I must say. Love the bourbon. Ah the wood a liquor aroma. I have to say that subtle bourbon, wood, chocolate, coffee, and roast aroma are just so complex. So smooth, and easy to drink. I mean this thing has a nice bourbon sour flavor as well. This thing is so smooth and too delicious. My favorite beer. Again, thank you Scrizzz.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Caskalefan (165) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 What can I say that hasnt been said about this absolute gem? Well, for starters, its smoother and less hot than Bourbon County, its more complex and cleaner than The Abyss, and its more drinkable and rounder than Bells Expedition...in short, its my new favorite imperial stout, hands down. What truly astounds me is how this thick and viscous monster managed to avoid being cloyingly sweet with only 30 IBUs. Wow...just wow!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1651) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2009
This is a menacing brew. Pours unbelievably opaque black (couldnt even see through the stream as it was pouring), with - no joke - the darkest head Ive ever seen on a beer. A thin layer of dark, reddish brown foam slowly forms, then dissipates to a film. Just gorgeous. Molasses, dark chocolate and port wine on the nose. Those three notes are replicated up front in the flavor, which then moves into roastier notes of coffee and smoked meats, backed by just a bit of whiskey. Huge, huge mouthfeel. This stuff is motor oil. Just a bit hot, but theyve seriously got something going here - a sipping brew, for sure - and just delicious. Im heading to find more tomorrow - surely one of the new favorites.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ManvsCity (183) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Razor thin dark brown head rings the pitch black pour from 22 oz bottle. Thick and sticky with aromas of dark fruits, oak, bourbon, cherries, leather, and toasted sugars. Flavors intensify as the glass warms: dark chocolate, molasses, stone fruits, caramel, dark toasted malts, and spiciness in the finish. Some carbonation spontaneously appears on the tongue through to the chewy hot end. And the glass is stained brown top to bottom. A really impressive Imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
More Midnight Sun at pre-GABf than during Alaskan cruise!! Burnt chocolate nose. Black beer. Small brown head. DELICIOUS dark chocolate heaven. Satsifying cutting hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a khaki ring around the top. Aroma: Molasses, chocolate, licorice, tobacco and vanilla. Taste: Spicy hops, licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood, bark, and a little touch of smoke. Mouthfeel: Thick, borderlining syrupy. Overall: A nice complex, sweet and spicy Impy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1844) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle shared at Logans pre-GABF party. Pours black. Espresso, dark fruit, and alcohol aroma. Dark chocolate and raisiny flavor. Very nice. Yet another excellent beer from Midnight Sun.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Served from a 22oz bottle acquired via trade with ygtbsm96. Appearance is a midnight flat black with no real head. The aromas and appearance is dark roasted malt, chocolate, sweet dried dark fruits, whiskey, coffee. The mouth is velvety smooth with no real carbonation. An excellent brew for sure!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle. Very special thanks to danielcurtis81 for sharing on his wedding week. Pours pitch black with a think cake-like dark brown head. Nose is dark roasted malt, chocolate and some molasses/brown sugar that is off-the-hook. Taste is thick, full, heaty with some dark chocolate malt and somewhat of a salt & pepper spice to it. Very nice and very thick.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Bomber from the Brewery. Slides out of the bottle black with a small mocha brown head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, chocolate and alcohol. The flavor is a big sweet chocolate with a bitterness that creeps in and balances it out. Maybe a bit of hop bitterness but more of a bitter sweet chocolate flavor. Full body with a very mild carbonation and a thick soft mouth feel. This is an amazing Imperial Stout, the alcohol is completely hidden. As it warms different flavors and aromas come out but nothing overwhelms any thing else.


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