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Arctic Rhino Coffee Porter - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Arctic Rhino Coffee PorterArctic Rhino Coffee Porter

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BA SCORE
84
good

313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 43
Gots: 41 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2005

Inspired by local artist & roaster Michael Allen's eccentricly-named blend of coffee beans, Midnight Sun's brewers designed a beer recipe and flavor infusion process that perfectly captures the alluring aroma, satisfying flavor and curious legend of Allen's Arctic Rhino Coffee Blend.

Arctic Rhino Coffee Porter combines two quintessential Pacific Northwest favorites: coffee and ale. The result is wonderfully romantic and robust--a duel-fueled porter that melds charismatic dark malt with freshly roasted coffee beans.

20 IBU
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Ratings: 313 | Reviews: 175
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4.85/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer is fantastic. I remember the first time I had it in the summer of 2014 it opened new doors for me and ever since I've preferred porters and stouts to all other beers. Great look, pours heavy and dark with a brown foamy finish. Tastes like the coffee beans it's brewer with. The fact that the BA score for this beer is 84 is misleading because this beer is amazing. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes coffee flavoured beers.

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3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.76/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours nearly black and the bottle I had was a bit of a gushy -- way too much dark tan foam all over the place. Didn't smell or taste infected but sure was energetic. The bottle was about a year old.
Lots of roast coffee and chocolate in the aroma.
At first taste, i get more chocolate than coffee, with a bitter and slightly acidic bite at the end and a lingering coffee astringency.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin for a porter.
All in all, pretty tasty beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.68/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured this into a snifter. Nice dark body with about two fingers of dark, tan head. A good looking beer.

Smells like a fresh pot of very good coffee, a nice dark roast. Like sitting in Starbucks all day.

Taste is somewhat coffee forward, but doesn't match that gorgeous smell. Slight tang on the back end that reminds me of drinking coffee black.

Mouthfeel is thin. I wish it were creamier, fuller; but I've come across thinner porters.

Overall, this is pretty good. But not a go-to porter like Edmund Fitzgerald. And God knows I wish I could drink Everett every damn day.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a St Bernardus goblet.

A: Thick, tight head erupts several fingers high. Dark and opaque. Pretty.

S: Slightly metallic. Milky with a hint of dry bitterness.

T/M: Remarkably balanced and tasty. Milk chocolate sweetness, cold-brew coffee bitterness, hint of fruitiness from the malts. An odd, oxidized/nitro sharpness mars an otherwise excellent taste. Smooth and flavorful.

O: Great porter! Highly recommended. Will have again.

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Arctic Rhino Coffee Porter from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.