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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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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

36 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
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)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 07-19-2014)
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4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

Texasfan549, Tuesday at 06:27 PM
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

djrn2, Saturday at 02:00 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

stereosforgeeks, Nov 19, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +0.2%

wethorseblanket, Nov 19, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to familynight (Reddit) for this one, 2014 vintage, shared with rudzud and threelions.

Pours like crude oil, thick sludge, light fizzy dark color head fades quickly, legs just coat the glass.

Nose is as expected, tons of dark malts, thick sludgey chewy black malts, little roasty blackness, fudgey cocoa and nougat, some dark fruits in the middle, like candied fruit jellies, faint bourbon in the background, little molasses sweetness too, very light smoke.

Taste is very nice, dark malts plenty, fudgey, chewy cocoa with a nice smoke in there, fluffy nougat with the dark choc and mild creamy thick chewy fudgey thing. Mild toasty and bourbon barrel, little vanilla, bourbon, etc, little ssh fruit jelly thing, light molasses too. Finish, is nice, good bitterness, nice bourbon note, light molasses again and smoke, little thick syrupy fudgey choc, etc.

Mouth is thick mild syrupy, chewy, booze is hidden fairly well, nice carb.

Overall very nice, great beer, smoke is a bit too light on the nose but nice on the flavor, good barrel notes, toasty and enjoyable.

jlindros, Nov 19, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to JLindros for sharing this with me and Threelions at my little birthday celebration. Poured into a Kate the Great tulip.

A - Poured a super dark motoroil black hue with no real head but left really really great legs.

S - Aromas of smokey char, dark fruits and chocolate, fudge, nougat, super faint bourbon.

T - Taste is smokey, dark fruits and darker chocolate, fudge, light bourbon notes. Faint barrel, sweeter malts. The alcohol is hidden quite well.

M - Mouthfeel is creamy, lightly carbed. Definitely drinks like its over 8, but not nearly this high.

O - Overall this beer was a tasty treat. Nice to have a decent nonvintage midnight sun beer.

Serving Type: Bottle

rudzud, Nov 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

EuphonicHops, Nov 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

mpayne5, Nov 18, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

orangesol, Nov 17, 2014
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Afroman, Nov 16, 2014
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bostonryan, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

SteveD082791, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

mdaschaf, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

A - deep and black. thick, it is visually thick, the beer stickes to the glass. the head is rosey, almost pinkish, it is more than tan. lacing? a little.
S - vinuous, raisin-y, some bourbon, some barrel, a lot of cacao.
T - vinuous, raisin-y, not so much smoke or any really. cacao is present, cocoa powder actually is a dominant flavour. as this beer finshes there is a clear hop punch, but only at the finish.
M - thick and fudgy, what more can I say?
O - ther are some really up front qualities to this beer and some really large let downs. i thought the barrel would eb more present. i thought more smoke would pop. if this was billed as a straight up russian imperail i'd go bonkers. but this was billed as an american imperail barrel aged stout. still, a great ale.

pmlondrigan, Nov 10, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +4.9%

bmmortale, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

freemanj, Oct 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

unclekeith, Oct 25, 2014
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joe1896, Oct 21, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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Bar Fly (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.