Arctic Devil Barley Wine - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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4.21/5 rDev -3.9%
Review from notes 2007 Bottle Shared by MrBarleywine.
Pours a deep copper color with a decent sized off white head that shows moderate retention. Aromas of dark caramelized sugar, dark pitted fruits, bits of wood, hints of rum and bourbon, light alcohol, no hop aromas. The flavor is sweet with dark sugars, light oak, light fruits, a solid hit of warming alcohol and a touch of earth. Medium to thick body with a moderate to light level of carbonation and a sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. One of my favorite barley wines, I only wish it were a little easier to obtain.
10-27-2013 21:18:39 | More by johnnnniee
4.33/5 rDev -1.1%
Pours a nice dark copper color with a beige head. Aroma is of filled with dark fruits, oak, vanilla, bourbon soaked raisins, cherries, caramel, toffee and earthy notes. The flavor follows the nose with nice amounts of barrel character, again lots of oak and vanilla, bourbon soaked raisins, caramel, toffee, earthy notes, cherries and nice sweet notes. The body is full with a silky and slightly sticky mouth feel.
10-27-2013 12:39:06 | More by jbaker67
4.76/5 rDev +8.7%
Poured from a bomber into a snifter. No bottle date but I believe this is this year's version. ABV is listed as 13.4% on bottle. This is being served at just under 50 degrees, but will warm slightly as I drink it.
Appearance: Pours black with a half-finger tan head, which fades slowly to a layer atop the black beer.
Smell: Delicious, strong bourbon and vanilla definitely out first. Chocolate, slightly roasted malts, dark fruits. Really delicious aroma.
Taste: Bourbon out front again mixed with vanilla, chocolate, figs, malts, and finishes with some woody oak. Pretty sweet, really well balanced, and absolutely delicious. Alcohol is masked brilliantly. Phenomenal.
Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation and a really creamy, thick body. Wonderful.
Overall: This is an all-around outstanding beer. The bourbon comes through in the perfect amount for me, and the other flavors, all of which are delicious, blend together for a fantastic profile. Some beers with a similar profile to this are overly sweet, but this one is just perfect.
10-01-2013 22:41:49 | More by Resuin
4.29/5 rDev -2.1%
Thanks to Boozecamel for my first taste of Midnight Sun!
Poured from a 650ml. bottle.
Appearance: Thick, dark brown pour; gorgeous cascading effect of the dark brown foam. Good retention and minimal lacing.
Smell: Vanilla beans, powerful bourbon, heady aroma, some caramel.
Taste: First flavor is like licking caramel followed by oak, bourbon, vanilla, classic barleywine candy flavor, layers of flavor here.
Mouthfeel: Brash yet melts in your mouth, textured yet deceivingly easy to drink.
Overall: This is an excellent barleywine, very fortunate to have tried this.
09-17-2013 14:48:01 | More by papat444
Arctic Devil Barley Wine from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 943 ratings.