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Midnight Lightning - Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 27
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 31.4%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout | 11.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: aquazr1 on 03-07-2014

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 27
Reviews by kbuzz:
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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Photo of RyanK252
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours dark as midnight, no light passes through, with a rich brown head that settles and laces reasonably well.

S: Dark chocolate, maybe some light maple syrup, a bit earthy, with notable alcohol.

T: Big chocolate up front, dark malt sweetness, a bit earthy, the alcohol is noticeable throughout, especially as it warms. It almost has a bourbon barrel aged quality to it.

M: Full body, relatively low carbonation, pretty creamy, with some warmth.

O: The potential is there for this one if it's given a chance to age and mellow out a bit, but for now it's just too hot with the alcohol.

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Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of thedemise
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 5EKF
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dutesanch
2.03/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Beer is jet black with a very bright white head. I found the smell to be decent but the taste was very odd. The only thing I could compare it to was nail polish. The beer hurt to drink. Tioga sequoia makes awesome beers with Rush Hour being better than any other coffee stout/porter out there but this one was very unpleasant. If you have one then maybe some age will smooth it out a little.

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Photo of Mikewooten
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of bnelson997
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Joey209
4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of HoppyBastard2
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of raiderob
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bomber into pint glass.dirty brownish foamy head with jet black body.that fades away leaving a lattice of lacing,foamy bubbles of carbonation look like golden stars. Toffee caramel aromas with a nice dirty taste.somewhat of a alcohol burn . Prost❗

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Photo of MattHarr
4.8/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of ihazabucket7
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chocolate, malty, roasted notes. A pretty good balanced taste not that boozy not sure when it was bottled but comparing this to their Mocha Midnight that one for me was better than this. But this one is good as well

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of DrSpaceman
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased both the Midnight Lighting, and Barrel Aged Midnight Lightning for comparison. Poured midnight black, thick and oily. Smell is molasses and black licorice. Taste is heavy handed dark roasted malts, very well done. I can't wait to crack open the barrel aged bottle, with such a heavy body it is sure to stand up to the higher alcohol content.

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Midnight Lightning from Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company
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