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Modern Romance - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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very good

11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 67
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 21.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: largadeer on 05-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

In an exciting collaboration, Midnight Sun and Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge—a local artisan chocolatier—designed and brewed a very special dark ale that celebrates our strengths—and weaknesses: sensuous chocolate, warm spice, fiery chili, provocative character and amorous mood.

Raw cacao powder and roasted cacao nibs add an earthy element. But every romance needs some spark. Modern Dwellers’ signature Mayan Spice blend provides sultry, lingering heat that seduces the sweetness of the malts.

37 IBU
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Modern Romance from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.