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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Porter
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Midnight Sun is a black porter style beer, created from a blend of malted barley, oats, roasted barley and chocolate malt, balanced with a generous handful of hops and a wee bit of fresh root ginger. We really like it and hope you do too!

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2518) - USA - AUG 29, 2010
The sweet, floral aroma is very nice. Pretty cool looking label and a black pour. This is a very nice porter. It is nicely balanced and has a bit of chocolate, caramel, and grassy hops in the flavor. There is some English character to the brew, but I am not sure what provides that. A very enjoyable porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jvhemert (380) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2011 AROMA: caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty APPEARANCE: black, clear, sparkling, pours throthy, which disappears almost completely TASTE: very bitter aftertaste PALATE: very full body, oily feel, lively, bitter, long finish One of the best porters I have tasted, must try, difficult to put down. Lovely balance of coffee, burnt caramel and chocolate that comes in waves.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6113) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
(500ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) near black with creamy medium tan head. Nose is creamy, raisin, dry cocoa, and bakers chocolate. Taste of cream, dry cocoa, semi-sweet chocolate, and fudge with a cola-like carbonation and creamy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6521) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, deep brown color with no foam, aroma of roast malt, cocoa and toilet cakes, flavors of cashews and cocoa, dry finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Pours an opaque black with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Has a dry roasty, nutty nose with a touch of smoke and piny hops. Starts with average fullness and a light malty sweetness with some roasty smoky notes before a drier, bittersweet finish. A pretty smooth and very drinkable porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6936) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2010
A black pour with a tiny bit of red visible. A small tan ring is the only evidence of a head. Aroma is chocolate with anise and could be bigger. An interesting creamy feel slides on the tongue. Dark chocolate, lactose, roasted notes, faint hop bitterness, light smoke. This is complex but somehow understated. Quite nice.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (3293) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Meh...a below average porter. Aroma was OK. Chocolate malt with not much else and not very strong. Pour was a nice deep dark black with a thin tan ring for a head. Taste was very weak and pretty bland. The carbonation (which is mild) is enough to drown out most of the flavor. The dark chocolate is there as well as a subtle coffee aftertaste. Its just very faint. Par for the course from this brewer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (5918) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Coffee, charcoal, and raisin nose. Dark mahogany, with a medium tan head. Rather dry with subtle coffee notes. Finishes with smoky thistle. Nice mouthfeel. Good porter, nicely hopped.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2010
500ml Bottle: Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, slight lactose, and a hint of soy sauce. Poured very dark brown/black in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/light brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, hops, slight sugar, light chocolate, wood, light resin, and a hint of lactose. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate, resin, and hop finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2010
The aroma is very roasted with oats, chocolate, coffee, molasses, and peat. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma with a slightly ginger like finish. The palate is smooth but a bit thin. Overall not great beer but still a good beer and different.


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