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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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Ratings: 298
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-04-2012 16:31:52 | More by laymansbeerfan
Photo of Murrhey


2.85/5  rDev -23.2%

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Poured a three finger mocha head. Medium length retention, specks of fluff. Deep black color with no clarity. Nice looking beer.

S- Strong coffee, mocha, cake batter, roasted malts. Appealing.

T- Strange taste. Yes, coffee but something else. Peanut butter? So weird. Not great.

M- Creamy, wet.

O- Really meh. Nice smell, but feel and taste are not doing it for me.

11-29-2012 06:11:15 | More by Murrhey
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-22-2012 03:04:58 | More by t0rin0
Photo of Scotchboy


3.73/5  rDev +0.5%

22oz bomber to New Belgium Globe...

A: Dark brown/nearly black with a nice tan head and some moderate lacing.

S: Coffee Porter aromas, moderately strong coffee...burnt notes, dusting of cocoa and light notes of bitter chocolate, toasted grains.

T: Taste and mouthfeel betray the fact that this is a 5% beer...a bit watery, coffee profile is roasted and dark and dirty but lighter than I prefer...hints of bitter bakers chocolate and dark caramel, light suggestions of smoke/burnt malt.

MF: Again, a bit 'watery'...lighter medium mouthfeel for sure. Carbonation is lighter as well.

O: Decent coffee porter, but I was definitely hoping for more.

11-02-2012 15:07:04 | More by Scotchboy
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3.55/5  rDev -4.3%

Pours a pitch black color with hardly any head. Some tan colored bubbles...looks like it's gonna be kinda flat. Scent is quite nice. Light malty notes with a good amount of coffee for such a light beer. Coffee and chocolate linger in the aroma with some burnt malt as well. Taste is just as I was expecting. Good coffee flavors and roasted malt. A little bit of burnt toast with some light-blend coffee. Mouthfeel is where this beer really loses points for me...it's not completely flat, but it is under carbonated and a little thin. Drinkability is high. Overall, this beer was tasty for how light and sessionable it is, just need more body and more carbonation.

10-26-2012 05:23:36 | More by DovaliHops
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-25-2012 18:26:19 | More by mbarnes0
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-23-2012 15:08:26 | More by frontalot
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4.45/5  rDev +19.9%

Bomber brought back from Portland, OR a month ago.

Served cold into a goblet, Arctic Rhino is a nearly black beer with thick off-white head that is slow to settle and leaves some nice lacing.

Aroma is rich and roasty with a great cold-press coffee smell.

Flavor is excellent - just what you would expect a coffee porter to offer - roasted malt and coffee beans, chocolate, and very mild smoke.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and nicely carbonated.

Overall a very delicious coffee porter. I really wish we could get it here in Colorado.

10-23-2012 01:52:32 | More by GilGarp
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-17-2012 04:06:26 | More by tizride
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

10-17-2012 00:55:04 | More by DonFrap
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3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

pour is black with tight light brown head that holds tight for a while. Nose is lots of olive, light chocolate cake, sweet plum and roasted coffee grounds. Taste has a bit more smooth coffee, light olive and milk chocolate, and sweet plum and cherry. Body is smooth, creamy an lush with a lighter carbonation.

10-09-2012 18:38:01 | More by cpetrone84
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

10-03-2012 00:51:36 | More by SPRichard
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

09-28-2012 05:03:41 | More by MystikCelt
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

09-19-2012 13:08:33 | More by Googs
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

09-19-2012 05:42:13 | More by maximep
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3.6/5  rDev -3%

Thanks to TATURBO for sharing this bottle!

poured into snifter glass.

Vintage- Fall of 2011.

Appearance: black bodied beer with a thin white cap. Cap drops down to nothing.

Smell: mild roasty coffee and black licorice with a hint of sweetness from malts.

Taste: coffee grounds jump right out. Didnt think the coffee was going to still be this strong based on the nose of this beer. Its moderately bitter. Almost tastes like a cold cup of coffee. A touch of cardboard oxidation notes. Midpalate starting to find tobacco and molasses. A little bit ashey in the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad coffee porter by Midnight Sun. I will need to revisit this beer when its a fresh bottle.

09-18-2012 03:11:41 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

08-26-2012 01:52:45 | More by gueuzegossage
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-23-2012 20:32:23 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-22-2012 05:48:51 | More by twelveinches
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3.63/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured into a Bruery tulip. Dark black with dark brown highlight. A huge three finger head rises from the darkness and is dark cocoa colored and creamy in appearance. Head lays down rather quickly and leaves a nice lace pattern on the glass.

Smell is mostly coffee but has some other dark roasted smells. Charred wood and tart, dark fruit. Fig, cherry. Tobacco.

Taste isn't as great as the smell. There is some weak coffee and a bit of dark fruit but that is about it. The fruit is mostly like a cherry and is almost over bearing. Blah.

Mouth is rather thin. Carbonation is light and the finish is short and on the dry side for a porter.

Overall I didn't really enjoy this. Flavors are weak and the mouth is rather thin. Buy it and try it if the price is right but not something I would spent any amount of time or money getting.

08-18-2012 04:01:24 | More by azdback
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-17-2012 04:25:47 | More by Rathakem
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

08-03-2012 04:39:16 | More by sukwonee
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-08-2012 18:43:28 | More by coldriver
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3.65/5  rDev -1.6%

Review from 11/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a dark brown. Tan head disappears quickly. Nice malty coffee aroma. Coffee, toasty malts. Quite pleasant, but thin bodied and not assertive. I'd try it again except the coffee woke me up at night.

07-08-2012 03:55:11 | More by LiquidAmber
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-02-2012 20:24:04 | More by dtx00
Arctic Rhino Coffee Porter from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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