RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Conspiracy Belgian-style Black Beer is the result of a collaboration between Midnight Sun brewers Gabe Fletcher and Ben Johnson and Pelican Pub (Pacific City, OR) brewer Ben Love. These brewers conspired during barley wine fest week to brew up a deviously delicious dark Belgian-style beer.

Conspiracy is opaque black with a creamy beige head. Black malt shrouds it in mystery; the Belgian yeast imparts intriguing flavor; the alcohol adds danger. If youre up for this mission, watch your back.

Conspiracy will be released in Anchorage and Portland in April 2007.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Dark color with solid roasted malt nose. Roasted malts again in the body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (5030) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
RBSG 2007. Black color with no head. A little roasted malt aroma. Vaguely sweet roasted malt taste. Very plain, unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcallister (31) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2007
As the style on the bottle would imply; this beer is black. A tan mocha colored head is full and tight but fades quickly and leaves little lace. Spicey lending toward a soapy quality aroma with dark caramel malts. Not a lot going on aromas wise however it is not bad smelling. Dark fruit of black currant, burnt blackberry, roasted plums, and some dark chocolate. Would be higher but everything is really laid back. As much as I love the other Midnight Sun beers Ive tried this one just doesnt seem to meet the standards. Now it is good but I expected more. Roasty bitter dark chocolate flavors with belgian spice qualities. Again dark fruits of black currant, black licorice, burnt caramel and some vanilla. Medium mouthfeel to full. Finish is long. I will have to see how my next bottle compares. As it warms more flavors come about and bring things together. Getting very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Pours an almost opaque black with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, raisins, and clove. Flavor is malty sweet with raisins, some clove and a light yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6158) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle courtesy of hopdog! Tall, brown froth resting atop a blackened abyss. Nose is roasty, soft coffee, mild yeast, burnt caramel and dark fruit. Taste is roasted malts, more burnt caramel, coffee notes, soft yeast and dark fruits. Perhaps this could be described as a abbey dubbel mixed with a stout? Body is creamy, smooth, and medium-full to full on the palate. Carbonation is prickly at times. Finishes with more roasted malts, caramel, soft yeast, faint spices, more pronounced dark fruit (mainly raisin), and hop bitterness. Bittersweet throughout the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Bottle from SamuraiArtist. Yeast, anice, and some malt in the aroma. Black body. Full palate. Malty taste with yeast and coffee. Very lightly sour actually. Interesting for sure. More like a saison as it warms--getting more hints of alcohol, spices and heavier malts. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Pours a dark brown. Aroma is strong, strange, and tough to decipher. Rather meaty, with some licorice, prunes and a spice presence. Odd, but balanced. Tastes of chocolate, spiciness (yeast? cloves?), light roast coffee. Finishes like a yeastier, fruitier/spicier robust porter would. Balanced, full, and interesting enough to keep me wondering. When the glass was done, I still didnt quite know what the hell I just drank. Id say thats something worth seeking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Spices,alcohol and malt make up the aroma.Pours black with a medium tan head.Lots of malt with a hint of some spice and alcohol in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a malty yeast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Pours a viscous dark mahogany with a frothy dark tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel malt and earthy bready Belgian yeast with a touch of light fruitiness and cherries. Body starts fairly full, dense and dark caramely sweet with good semi-tart balance and a touch of dark raisins. Thick, sweet, and mildly earthy finish has nice authenticity and complexity. A good dark Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Brown body with tiny off-white head. The aroma is banana, spice, toffee and dark fruits. The flavor is candi sugar, plums and coriander. Medium body with soft carbonation and a warm and astringent finish.

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