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Second Hand Smoke - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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83
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 19.45%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kuaff on 10-13-2013)
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cwc

New York

3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-17-2014 22:28:22 | More by cwc
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bdudzik

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-22-2014 05:52:48 | More by bdudzik
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PretzelCity

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

08-04-2014 07:28:46 | More by PretzelCity
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-17-2014 01:09:29 | More by Keith_R
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-11-2014 04:04:21 | More by GRG1313
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itracy63

Alaska

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-03-2013 02:45:14 | More by itracy63
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

Very deep walnut brown and almost black pitched body, very opaque and dark. Head makes about a light chocolate brown finger tall head. Settles to a good thick tan collar, and a very full puck if thin, but not oily or weak.

Classic smoked malts. Hints of beechwood, light smoke bbq and jerky like meats. A real nice hint of sweet coffee like cream roast, maybe even a bit of vanilla poking out on this too. Good balance as well.

A good interesting mix. Controlled tasting smoke in the palate, with some mixing classic large roasted malt. Slightly hot, and also a bit wet, but the flavors still carry. Some light coffee angles mix with the smoke and rich malt sweetness.

Overall a very neat stout in the realm, and the smoke character is also very well balanced and integrated in the beer. It just requires a little more depth.

06-16-2014 23:56:37 | More by smakawhat
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WeisGuy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

03-16-2014 23:06:20 | More by WeisGuy
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oline73

Maryland

2/5  rDev -45.2%

05-27-2014 04:40:59 | More by oline73
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fergchri

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

07-18-2014 02:40:51 | More by fergchri
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b_birra

New York

4.14/5  rDev +13.4%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass - I think I poured too vigorously on this one, the head took up nearly half the glass... it's delightfully dark, and the head is tinged a dark brown; if swirled, there remains a caramelly residue on the glass. The head was frothy and dissipated relatively quickly.

For the smell, I'm getting smokiness, certainly, but also a fruitiness that is primarily dates. Perhaps hints of chocolate. The taste also has the pungent fruitiness, but tempered by flavors of smoke and a dry coffee taste that lingers in the mouth. The body is relatively light on the tongue.

Overall, a very fine stout that blends a variety of flavors well - though I do keep coming back to the dates.

05-25-2014 23:19:05 | More by b_birra
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Keananmichael5

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-31-2014 04:02:19 | More by Keananmichael5
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JoeyStats707

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-08-2014 14:56:30 | More by JoeyStats707
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

05-23-2014 02:34:20 | More by DrunkinYogi
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.49/5  rDev -4.4%

Bottle opened on 4.22.14

A - Pours a dark brown with a silky fine dark tan head that fades slowly to clumps on the edges.

S - Snokey, soy sauce, teriyaki.

T - Smooth chocolate, then a huge smokey finish.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Smoke isn't my thing, but this one is lake fakey then most.

07-03-2014 05:10:12 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Raziel313

California

3.25/5  rDev -11%

07-26-2014 07:38:29 | More by Raziel313
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brotherloco

California

3.82/5  rDev +4.7%

08-19-2014 02:50:49 | More by brotherloco
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.61/5  rDev +26.3%

A new imperial stout I found upon visiting Midnight Sun's brewery. I bought it, brought it home, and poured it into my snifter at cellar temperature.

I has a half-finger, creamy mocha-brown head that settles down quickly. Like Midnight Sun's other imperial stouts, it's unbelievably black.

The aroma has molasses, vanilla, coffee, milk chocolate, raisins, prunes, and just a sublte hint of smokiness. It's kind of yeasty-smelling, like dark rye bread dough. Smells very similar to Moscow RIS, actually, and that is a VEEERRRRY good thing.

Early in a sip, I taste molasses, bittersweet chocolate, and coffee, transitioning into a finish of earthy roasted malts that becomes increasingly smoky the longer I let it unfold. Indeed, it could be said that the aftertaste is a crecendo a smokiness. It is smooth and satisfying for sure. And after drinking it for a while, I find that the smokiness starts doing this little thing with vanilla... the two go off on their own and perform a little harmonized side-show number to my palate's pleasure. I applaud the performance, and an encore leads to another sip.

The feel is between medium and thick, I would say. And the carbonation is fairly high. It allows the flavors to come through splendidly, so I'm happy with it.

A seductively smoky stout.

10-13-2013 03:00:26 | More by Kuaff
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kmanjohnson

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-31-2014 04:21:27 | More by kmanjohnson
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

12-01-2013 02:38:49 | More by bcm75
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duceswild

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

05-26-2014 23:23:05 | More by duceswild
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-19-2014 08:33:15 | More by zestar
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unclekeith

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-04-2013 16:39:51 | More by unclekeith
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drinkAK

Alaska

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-26-2014 01:54:54 | More by drinkAK
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

05-26-2014 22:03:19 | More by yourefragile
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Second Hand Smoke from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.