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Berserker Imperial Stout - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Berserker Imperial StoutBerserker Imperial Stout

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725 Ratings
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Ratings: 725
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 811
Gots: 192 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Vicious and viscous, this menacing brew pours opaque black with a creamy maduro-colored head. Its aroma offers seductive whiskey, chewy red wine, dark fruit and lavish tobacco. Berserker Imperial Stout invades your taste buds with in-your-face flavor. Weighing in at almost 13% alcohol by volume, Berserker is completely out-of-control. Give it a good fight. Berserker Imperial Stout was aged in both red wine and whiskey barrels.

Original release of Berserker was at 10.4%, subsequent vintages have gone upwards of 12.7%. When reviewing, please list beer vintage and that vintage's specific ABV.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2005)
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Awesome little gem I brought back from Seattle last October.

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Berserker Imperial Stout from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 725 ratings.