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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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky viscous black. Nice mocha head. Mediumcollar. Stains the glass.

Smell - Lightly smokey. Black patent malt and some licorice. Kinda boozy.

Taste - Lots of black patent malt. Fudge. Molasses. Licorice. Oak. I get almost no bourbon. Smokiness is present in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and boozy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - This is a long way from the original Bar Fly. It has a weird finish. Otherwise, it would be a nice RIS, but I still don't get the barrel.

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4.1/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of foxyaardvark27
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great beer from Midnight Sun. Huge flavors of bourbon and oak. A bit of caramel sweetness and vanilla notes. Highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.32/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of jlindros
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of dar482
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%

The beer pours out black like motor oil.

The aroma is sweet chocolate, cocoa, thick and chunky chocolate, hints of umami.

The flavor follows with that sweet milk chocolate throughout. Hints of smoked flavor, but it is very hidden. Molasses on the back end. No alcohol detected. A rounding flavor and a few spikes of bourbon, but it is not an bourbon forward beer.

A full chewy mouthfeel.

An incredible brew that reminds me of a more bourbon forward Abyss.

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3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Holy crap. Pours an ridiculously thick jet black color with a muddy brown head that sluggishly rises to about 1/2 a finger and then slowly recedes back down. A pretty rich curtain of milk chocolate colored lace with each sip.

S: Really deep aroma here with a touch of smoke and ash upfront, light raisin and prune, molasses, charred barrel, chocolate covered malt balls, dark chocolate covered cherries and milk chocolate. This smells seriously good.

T: Not quite as good as the smell, but still pretty exceptional. Opens with some milk chocolate and a lot of plum and dark cherry. Molasses, burnt raisin skin and some mocha. Finishes on a bit of a sour dark cherry skin note with just a little smokiness and some bittersweet chocolate. Definitely worth a try. I prefer Moscow to this, but I really enjoyed both of them. The smokiness is very, very mild as is the bourbon character. I didn't really pick the bourbon up at all in here, actually. Mouthfeel is velvety and chewy, becoming more and more viscous as it warms.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.56/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of orangesol
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Awet for sharing this one with all of us at Ffej of November. Pours jet black with a half finger tall tan head, quickly dissipating to a light ring, leaving small streaks of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smells of smokey dark roasted malt, warm bourbon, chocolate nibs, molasses, dark fruit, oak and some caramel sweetness. Taste starts off much like the nose does with a big dose of smokey malt quickly being joined by the mild sweetness, woody oak and light bourbon heat. Big, smokey feel goes down way to smooth for as big as it actually is.

Overall one of the highlights of the night on the stout side. It has a ton of flavors that I really enjoy and I had no trouble finishing my pour and going back for more. Definitely worth seeking out, excellent beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Bar Fly (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.