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RATINGS: 537   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 "Alaska’s Most Wanted" series.

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3.4
Biroholik (1531) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - OCT 5, 2017
Imperial Stout z dodatkiem syropu klonowego i melasy. Leżakowany w dębowych beczkach po bourbonie.
Alkohol: 12,7% obj.
IBU: 30
Butelka: 650 ml
Kolor: Czarny. Brak przejrzystości.
Piana: Nic szczególnego. Pare centymetrów drobnego, beżowego puchu. Umiarkowane zdobienia i krótka otoczka nad piwem.
Zapach: Ładny, chociaż mało intensywny aromat beczki po bourbonie. Nieco z tyłu odrobina ciemnego chleba pumpernikiel. Całkiem sporo nut czekolady, sproszkowanego kakao i melasy. W kolejnych niuchach pokazują się ciemne owoce. Dominują śliwki i wiśnie. Syrop klonowy w pierwszym kontakcie z nosem wcale nie jest wyczuwalny.
Smak: W smaku niemal od pierwszych łyków mocno zaznaczają swoją obecność ciemne owoce. Wyraźna wiśnia oblana gęstą czekoladą. Tuż obok niej śliwki, również w czekoladzie. Sporo nut melasy, kakao i ciemnego chleba. Gdzie jest syrop klonowy? Nie ma go w ogóle! Beczka po bourbonie wcale nie jest taka oczywista. Już prędzej obstawiałbym jakąś brandy, lub koniak ze względu na silny owocowy profil. Wanilii brak, drewno dębowe owszem obecne, ale ponownie w ilościach symbolicznych. Goryczka umiarkowana, delikatna cierpkość na finiszu. Alkohol rozgrzewa w żołądku. Możne nie gryzie, ale trzeba mieć go na uwadze. Tekstura do zaakceptowania, ale do gęściocha daleka droga. Trochę to wszystko rozklekotane, mało spójne.
Wysycenie: Niskie.
Podsumowanie:
Moje pierwsze piwo z Browaru Midnight Sun z Anchorage z Alaski. Zawsze było moim marzeniem odwiedzić kiedyś to miasto. Cudownie położone u podnórza gór Chugach. Niedaleko piękne jeziora, wulkany. Fantastyczna przyroda. Istna bajka! Berseker określany także jako Alaska's Most Wanted Beer, z założenia miał być Imperialnym Stoutem z dodatkiem syropu klonowego i melasy. Dodatkowo leżakowanym w dębowych beczkach po bourbonie. Jeśli miałbym piwo ocenić w kategorii "Pure Imperial Stout" wypadło by całkiem nieźle. Klasy gatunku: ciemne owoce, kawa, melasa, gorzka czekolada, lekka paloność. Niestety po dodatkach ślad zaginął. Syropu klonowego całkowicie brak. Melasy trzeba szukać ze świeczką, ale przynajmniej finalnie się ją odnajduje. Beczka po bourbonie w aromacie umiarkowana, do niskiej. W smaku brak. Profil niezbyt spójny. Posmak kwaśnych, cierpkich wiśni oblanych gorzką czekoladą przez długi czas utrzymuje się w ustach. Piwo wysoko ocenione, przez wielu wyróżniane. Biroholik niestety jest na NIE!

4.1
sudomorph (1181) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2017
June 2014 bottle. Pours like oil with a tan ring. Aroma has big, smooth notes of whisky, maple, chocolate, slight roast. Taste is sweet but not cloying with whisky, barrel spice, chocolate, dark fruits, maple, then coffee at the end before a drawn out, whisky  conclusion. No real alcohol burn. Full body with a low-medium carbonation. Oily in the mouth with  a dry finish. Overall big, round, oily, and full of flavour. Aged just about right.

3.4
dzudohonor (263) - POLAND - SEP 2, 2017
Fajny aromat wanilii, syropu klonowego, likieru wiśniowego, kawy, czekolady, marcepanu, bardzo, bardzo. I szok w smaku - wszystko na maxa wypłaszczone z aromatu, słabo, dominują słody palone, kawa, karmel, takie nijakie, z niezle ukrytym alkoholem. Aromat zapowiadał świetne piwerko, w smaku zostały jakies resztki.

3.5
fiveacestx (972) - Texas, USA - APR 5, 2017
Bomber - nice dark pour with a thin tan head. Maple syrup aroma and taste. Light bourbon. Thinner body that I had imagined but still good.

4.7
dwyerpg (6378) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Absolutely delicious, this is aptly described as both vicious and viscous. Best sipped, this beer is thick but flavorful, chocolate, a hint of anise maybe. Really outstanding beer.

3.9
tmoreau (4596) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Shared bomber poured to snifters, displaying a black/brown hue, with dark, brownish tan head froth, and foamy spots of lacing. The nose was roasted & cocoa, followed by a plethora of notes that add to the complexity as toffee, dark caramel, maple, treacle, dark fruit, and some port/vinous character. Ditto on the flavor, full bodied, with soft carbonation, roasted, earthy, and slightly tannic bitterness, amped, boozy warmth, and a very dry finish. Hearty Quad/Imperial Stout.

3.9
VsXsV (4528) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, raw sugar, tomatoes, raisins and dried fruit. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, booze, oak and dried fruit. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, booze and tomatoes. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice!

3.8
User134089 (1644) - - JAN 24, 2017
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: AleSmith Barrel-Aged Reserve snifter From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $19.99 Purchased: Jan. 6, 2017 Consumed: Jan. 20, 2017 Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial Stout Misc.: Bottled on Oct. 24, 2016 Picked this up with basically a $50 gift certificate for my birthday. Had heard of Midnight Sun and saw on one of the emails that they had a few coming in, so I pounced on this and the Arctic Devil Barley Wine. $19.99 (Berserker) and $17.99 (AD) seems a bit much but I got the anyway. Show me I’m wrong. Poured a pitch black color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy tan head. Calm, serene setting underneath the top. Average lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 3.75) Smelled a big boozy mix of bourbon and maple syrup. Also some chewy molasses in there, probably making it seem boozier than it is. Getting that molasses after the bourbon and maple syrup, but that bourbon kind of dies off. Also earthy leather, port red wine barrels, dates, vanilla, toasted oak, hints of coconut and dark caramel. Not as good as I thought it would be, but still appetizing. (Smell - 4.00) Initial taste had me thinking it wasn’t quite an imperial stout, but then it smoothed out and I felt it warm all the way down my body. A lot of different flavors pulling at each other, getting in order smoky molasses, port wine, oaky bourbon, vanilla, earthy leather and tobacco. Getting less maple syrup than the nose and more port wine. Either way it’s sugary sweet. Also dates, figs, raisins, overripe plum, dark caramel, toffee and toasted coconut. Really feeling the alcohol, warming up the body rather quickly. This is complex. (Taste - 4.25) Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, semi-smoky, warming finish. (Feel - 4.25) This was a different imperial stout for sure. Liked it overall, but I feel like I overrated it just a bid. (Overall - 4.25) 4.16 93 A-

4.4
klm1 (1786) - Bled/SF, - JAN 16, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2017 Finally! 22oz. Bottles, several bottles VINTAGE 2015 & 2016; pours oily black with creamy brown head. Aroma: roasted grain, dark malt with notes of cacao & coffee nibs, dark chocolate, tobacco, maple syrup, vanillin, sherry-like note, some dark fruits esters... Flavor is similar: intense malt , roasted grain flavors, maple syrup, tobacco, vanillin, sherry-like whisky, dark fruit esters...finish is dry, body is full, texture creamy, carbo is low. 12.7% is perfectly hidden!

4.5
zoucrew102 (2059) - - JAN 12, 2017
Bomber, 2016 vintage, thanks Craig! Sweet dark fruit aroma with lovely notes of bourbon, tobacco, vanilla, maple and a bit of roasted malt and chocolate. Pours inky black with a thin caramel brown head that has poor retention but a little bit of lace. Starts with sweet dark fruit and maple syrup flavors with a bit of tobacco and roasted malt as well as rich, full body and slick, viscous mouthfeel. Finishes impeccably smooth wonderful bourbon, vanilla, oak and light chocolate as well. Some warming booze is present, but feels like a warm hug. Absolutely fantastic!


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