peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle from the generous Ira - thanks mans! Pours a clear and very dark red with a frothy tan head. Aroma is oak, must, toasted malt, candied sugar, muffled unidentifiable spices, and a light clove like yeast smell on the finish. Taste is sweet malt up front with a fair of of spice and bite from the alcohol. There is some bitterness as well with thick, dark fruit flavors (maybe plum). Sipper for sure. Enjoyable. jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours black. Tan off white head. Nose/taste of pear, oak, dark fruits, prune, toffee, caramel, cocoa, tobacco and Belgian yeast. Medium body. Silky smooth mouth feel. jrob21 (3875) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Always a treat to get a Midnight Sun beer. One of the most consistently entertaining breweries in existence in my mind. Syrupy raisin flavor. Spice and wood aroma. Incredibly complex malt texture and body. Ratman197 (15620) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Bomber shared by adneilson thanks AAron poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of oak, toffee, carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, carmel, toffee, leather and light fruittiness with a smooth dry oaky leather finish. Doodler (473) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2011
22 oz bomber - courtesy of Aaron..Grazie Senor! Poured a dark, rich brown with a minimal tan head. Notes of wood, dates, and vanilla. Smooth and sticky lacing. Nice stuff. Interesting flavors of dark fruits,caramel, yeast, spices and a hint of oakiness. Dry finish. Thanks Dr A.
cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Bottle shared with Doodler and Ratman. Yeasty, dark Belgian, light candy sugar, woody nose. Woody, candy sugar, light bready, toffee, caramel, leather flavor. Leather, dark Belgian ale flavor. dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2011
*Update* Alex just informed that the bottle was from 09’ and a blend of wine and bourbon barrels.
Poured out of bottle. Another big thanks goes out to Alex, Chris, and Jason for sharing this out of their collective cellar. Aroma was somewhat sweet with hints of malts, sugar, caramel. We had a little bit of tough time figuring out what barrel was used. I can’t remember what we settled on, but the barrel presence was there as well. A great treat from our friends from Alaska. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Thanks to Alex for this... a super dark brown that looks great, a light tan head, good carbonation... nose is caramel with light oak and candy sugar, can’t really tell there was any carbonation... the taste is sweet, molasses and brown sugar, drinkable, not a ton going on though ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2011
22oz bottle via trade with savnac. thanks, ira! pours a dusky, cola-brown with a thick, creamy, khaki head leaving drippy rings of lace. aroma is great with heavy, fresh cut oak, vanilla, and brown sugar backed by light toast, black cherries, and vinous notes with subtle hints of belgian yeast. flavor is wonderful as well with bold notes of toasted oak, roasted nuts, dark malts, and toffee up front backed by slightly tart notes of black cherry, fig, and red grape with sweet brown sugar and subtle chocolate on the back end. palate is creamy, smooth, and nicely warming with perfect carbonation and a lingering, roasted finish. overall, a great belgian strong. SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Murky dark brown with nice foamy head, mocha in color. Super oaky, some alcohol, Date/Fig, malt, some spice/cinamon in the aroma. taste is sweet, oaky, slightly dry, no sign of the belgian yeast a bit of toast. not very complex, boring.