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Bar Fly (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Bar Fly (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Bar Fly (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 12
Gots: 21 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 07-19-2014

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Photo of Casey3236
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ncelauro
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matonika
4.82/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Look:is oil can black with a beautiful dark reddish brown head. Smell: is bourbon ,port, plum. Taste is sweet syrupy, complex, bright dark fruit like that of a ruby port, bourbon notes, a hint of soy. Plenty of vanilla chocolate. Not a lot of smoke even though it is a smoked stout. Feel: this is rich, creamy, sticky, warming, very good carbonation. Overall: TOP 3 IMPERIAL STOUT in my opinion. This guy is complex and amazing dessert in a bottle DON'T LET SMOKE Label scare you. Paired it with some Stilton Blue Cheese amazing.

Photo of brayton
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jfstilling
3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftFan5
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wils1705
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 22Blue
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smekermann
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rifugium
3.19/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Great appearance, in line with typical stouts from this brewery. Thick and oily, like used engine oil, pitch black, with a small tan head that held as a ringlet. Aroma of dark fruits and smoke. Taste of black and red licorice, Play-Doh, caramel, minor notes of ash; the smoke in the nose was almost absent in the taste. Lacking in a good robust stout flavor, and definitely in the body, which was kind of thinned out. Sort of disappointing, but not bad.

Photo of ShanePB
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of draheim
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz into a tulip. Pours a thick oily black w/ a 1/2-finger reddish brown head, leaves behind oily legs on the glass.

Aroma is rich, earthy and pungnt. Dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, black licorice, charred oak.

Taste follows nose. Thick, chocolatey, oily, bitter, roasty, smoky.

Mouthfeel is thick and rich, finishes semi-dry.

Overall a really nice big bold imperial stout.

Photo of ADTaber
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out super black. Looks awesome. Smoke balances out the sweet brown sugar and bitter chocolate malts. Has a bit of a fruity quality on the back end. Finishes dry.

Photo of alpinebryant
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an extremely viscous pitch black with mocha lacing. no bubbles really anywhere but at the very edges of the glass.

S: Aroma of burnt charred malt and oak . sweet malt scents also pair up with molasses and burnt raisins . Smoke overwhelming

T: Taste is a filled with concoction of overly burnt malt and sweet maple burnt barrel mixing with brown sugar and dark fruits. Overwhelmingly burnt, this is probably the most 'burnt' beer I have had that tasted this sweet. It is complex and the burnt ember flavors come in waves of ash and molasses with chocolate and caramel when the ash is at its weakest taste points. The sweetness of this beer is clearly brought out from molasses and brings the char flavors to a standstill fight. Sweetness wins, but not without a good effort of the charred grain peeking its head through frequently throughout drinking this beer.

M: Thick , slightly 'oily' with consistency and with small amounts of carbonation.

O: This is a very solid Imperial stout that has many dimensions to it. At first the smoke is somewhat overwhelming but once your tastebuds warm up to it, it is actually quite delicious.

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours pitch black and viscous, really just about the the closest thing I've ever seen to the used oil from my old VW van just before I had to have the engine rebuilt. I had to smell it to make sure it wasn't oil. Fine one finger brown head with great retention and lacing. Aroma is rich dark toasted malt with char and smoke, molasses, hints of chocolate. No engine oil here. Flavor is also rich; dark toasted malt and chocolate, close to malted milk balls, raisins, light tart cherry and plum, molasses. Hints of bourbon and smoke. Really amazing heavy, creamy body, again reminding me of 40 weight, but creamier. This is one excellent heavy weight stout. The bourbon barrel influence is subtle and the smoke is not that strong, but it really doesn't matter, there is a lot going on here. The thick mouth feel combines with the rich flavors to make every sip a pleasure. The light tartness adds a bit of interest, but makes it just a bit unbalanced. Still, really delicious. This is the way I remember my first bottle of the Abyss blowing me away, although this is a bit more complex and not as smooth and malty (because of the light tart fruit flavors). This was in short supply and I only got one bottle, but glad I made the effort. Excellent.

Photo of BMart
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tikk
4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Bar Fly (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.