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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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295 Ratings
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 41
Gots: 39 | FT: 2
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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2005)
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Reviews by mjl21:
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mjl21

California

2.83/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

22 ounce bottle purchased during the City Beer kickoff event. Poured into a tulip glass. Comes in at 5% and 20 IBUs. Bottled on the second week of either January or February.

A-Pours a dark brown with a one finger sandy head that sticks around and leaves some nice lace.

S-All coffee grounds all the time. The problem is the coffee smells more like the canned stuff my folks drink. Don't get much in the way of chocolate notes.

T-Like the nose, coffee flavor dominates. The grounds seem to have been roasted for too long and impart an acrid taste that I did not enjoy.

M-Medium bodied with proper carbonation.

D-I couldn't get over the fact that it reminded me of coffee in a can and ended up drain pouring the second half.

I was not a fan of this one. Not sure if it was an old bottle, but it really tasted like overly roasted inferior coffee.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 23:41:06 | More by mjl21
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 18:13:21 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-27-2014 17:00:46 | More by Morey
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-23-2014 01:31:44 | More by KAF
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Mickeyp2814

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-18-2014 01:57:34 | More by Mickeyp2814
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AgentMunky

California

3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 05:30:03 | More by AgentMunky
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Jeffreytmoore

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-21-2014 03:45:42 | More by Jeffreytmoore
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kemoarps

Washington

3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured a nice almost black but a masssive brown head comes barreling up the glass as soon as I finish pouring. Now I'm all for good head, but the nature of this one is... not what I would expect/desire from this style. It reminds me of a homebrew where I didn't clean out the bottles well enough.

The aroma restores some of my faith. It's all black coffee and roasty malts with a little bit of dark sweet chocolate which is pretty much what I was hoping for from this brew. Dark and rich initially, though as it has warmed much of that excitement has dissipated and it is just kind of burnt grains.

Sadly, the goodwill this beer built on its nose is abandoned once it gets into your mouth. The first thing that stands out is that this beer is WAY overcarbonated. The fears the explosive head brought forth are rekindled here as all I can really get off my tongue is tingly bubbles. Fighting through them for a moment I get glimpses of the black beans and dark chocolate that my nose was promised, but only that. There's some encouraging aspects here, but it tastes like something one of my friends would have made (who are talented in their own right!), not something coming from a solid professional brewery.

I would not pick this one up again, but would drink it if someone gave it to me and there weren't better options. If you must be bright at Midnight exploring the Arctic, pass on the Rhino's horn and find the Devil instead.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 06:07:31 | More by kemoarps
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-09-2014 13:17:29 | More by paulys55
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drinkAK

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

06-08-2014 22:37:16 | More by drinkAK
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mjtiernan

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-06-2014 04:11:45 | More by mjtiernan
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-03-2014 08:57:43 | More by zestar
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paulish

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-31-2014 18:13:57 | More by paulish
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-24-2014 01:46:15 | More by Latarnik
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-21-2014 03:49:39 | More by SitkaSteve
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Iowacraft

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-19-2014 21:00:20 | More by Iowacraft
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mmikey8

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-12-2014 22:03:30 | More by mmikey8
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kerry4porters

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-29-2014 04:31:11 | More by kerry4porters
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-26-2014 14:42:58 | More by trxxpaxxs
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markgugs

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

04-20-2014 17:43:09 | More by markgugs
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mpenning13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-18-2014 00:54:06 | More by mpenning13
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter

A-pours black with a two-finger light tan head, great retention, leaving good lacing behind

S- smells of day old coffee with roasted malt, and a hint of chocolate

T- coffee with a hint of dark chocolate meshes with a roasty base porter, more sweet chocolate and woodsy notes on the finish

M- medium body with bubbly carbonation, seems a bit over carbonated, very foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- nice coffee notes, bottle gushed upon opening, seems like carbonation was a little off

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 00:58:37 | More by Treyliff
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cp45

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-23-2014 01:11:49 | More by cp45
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-10-2014 03:32:46 | More by JMBSH
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Lare453

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-07-2014 23:22:13 | More by Lare453
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Arctic Rhino Coffee Porter from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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