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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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306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 41
Gots: 40 | 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:
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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Photo of pjkelley82
2.84/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass....

Huge 3 finger mocha colored head... very pillowy... stuck aroud till damn near done...

Smell was actually the best part... good strong coffe smell... not like the most expensive coffee but solid coffee... very strong in the smell...

Taste was a little bit of a letdown... not as coffee foward as the smell... pretty bland hops are well balanced nice slight touch of bitter at the end but fades away perfectly.... balanced well but nothing to write home about...

The mouthfeel was the biggest letdown for me. Super light... watery... and slighlty over carbonated for my tastes...

Overall its not the worst everrr... but Im gonna try it again to make sure it wasnt old/bad bottle.. to me there's way better porters out there and this is at the bottom of what I tried and have available to me....

pjkelley82, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Phobicsquirrel
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Phobicsquirrel, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

duff247, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of bbadger
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

bbadger, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Agentveba
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Agentveba, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of bernat1971
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Zaphog, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of acp21178
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

acp21178, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Dactrius
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Dactrius, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of denver10
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours dark brown, blackish in the very center, with a nice mocha head. Aroma is medium roasted coffee grind and some chocolate. I would have to say that the coffee does comes across a little on the stale side of things. Flavor followed suit with a slightly hoppy finish. A medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, I was really looking forward to trying this one but was definitely let down. Not a great representation of the style, IMO. Perhaps I got an old bottle that had been sitting for a while? The stale coffee definitely ruined this beer for me.

denver10, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of C_S
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

st9647v3, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +7.8%

DrinkSlurm, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of jera1350
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

jera1350, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of MattSlem
4.75/5  rDev +28%

MattSlem, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Liondiscs
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Liondiscs, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, opaque, black coloring with only the slightest hints of dark brown highlights under light. Creamy, dense, small bubbled, light brown colored head that starts over an inch, but settles into a nice, tight, eighth of an inch retaining head. Aromas of chocolate syrup and ground coffee blend initially, with hints of more rich, bittersweet chocolate and earthy tones the more you dive in nose first. Flavors are bitter and roasty forward, on a thin, slightly watery body. Coffee backbone, both roasted and bitter, with chocolate highlights, both sugary sweet and bitter. Decent blending on the palate, but the body fails the beer a bit. Seems like it was going for a dry feel, and came up short. The aftertaste is roasted and bittersweet once again, and the beer has a clean, slightly filmy, slightly dry finish.

GarthDanielson, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A- Big frothy mocha head, dark body, looks spot on

S-the malt and coffee intermingle well, but nothing seems to shine through, nice balance but nothing earth shattering

T- A light roast that is again barely indistinguishable between the malt and coffee, not bad but nothing seems to really stand out

M- a bit too carbonated for my taste, thin

O- decent beer, a thicker mouthfeel would probably help this brew out a bit.

GonzoHomebrewer, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of n2185
3.04/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours black with two fingers of light tan head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: Roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate, and a bit of creamy coffee here without much else.

T: Roasted malts here as well with bitter chocolate, char, and a bit of roasted coffee. The finish is lightly bitter.

M: Not for sure if this is a bad bottle, but this beer is way overcarbonated. Every sip seems to explode into a mouthful of froth, making it more like drinking a glass of foam than a beer.

O: This would be a solid, drinkable porter, but the extreme carbonation makes it very difficult to drink.

n2185, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

InfernoBoss, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of ColSanders123
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

ColSanders123, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of argock
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear glass snifter. No freshness date. Purchased at Oliver's Beverage (Albany, NY).

A: Very dark brown with wispy, beige head with poor retention but a few spare spots of lace are left behind.

S: I am a little worried about this beer -- it has a very light coffee aroma for a coffee porter. The porter base is not too strong either with only a little bit of roasted malt poking through btu not much else.

T: The flavor is also pretty lackluster with a fair amount of astringency and acrid quality without much either coffee or porter flavors. There is some spent black coffee ground flavor in the aftertaste along with mild ash and tobacco with only a slight roasted malt and dark caramel note barely making its way to perceptibility. No yeast and the hops are herbal but mild. There is a mild metallic off-flavor in the finish.

M: Too light in body, and I think the brewers would do well to bump up the malt in this beer to give it both more body and more flavor. The carbonation seems too heavy which only serves to lighten the feel further.

O: Not a great beer, not even a good beer. Way too light to support much coffee flavor. To be honest, I am not sure how old this bottle is or how well it was handled, but Midnight Sun doesn't leave an easy to find bottling date either. This one needs a ton more malt with more attention to the porter base before this can really improve a lot.

argock, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of taigor
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

taigor, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

itracy63, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

jakecattleco, Jun 01, 2013
Arctic Rhino Coffee Porter from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.