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Berserker Imperial Stout - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Berserker Imperial StoutBerserker Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
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744 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 744
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 819
Gots: 194 | FT: 20
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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02-04-2014 03:18:41 | More by clay23
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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IndyDad

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

01-30-2014 15:18:45 | More by IndyDad
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cestlavie

New York

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

Was expecting this to be infected, as it was a 2012. Lucky for me, I had put it in my fridge the day I got it, and apparently any infection was not able to develop in the bottle!

A: jet black, viscous, motor oil. little to no head.

S: Dark Chocolate, fudge, Maple Syrup, bourbon, burnt sugar

T: Cacao nibs, dark fudge, bakers chocolate, Maple syrup, burnt sugar, creme brulee

M: Full bodied, very viscous, motor oil. seriously thick, but not like Bourbon County...

O: Great beer, was not expecting to get to enjoy this... went in thinking it was going to be a drain pour. Good thing I gave it a pour before dumping it! Moral? If you hear somethings infected, just put it in the fridge for 2 years.

01-30-2014 04:56:46 | More by cestlavie
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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +15.2%

One of the best beers I've had in a while. So big. Pitch black with a thin tan head. No light trickles through at all. Huuuge nose of leather, dark chocolate, robust coffee, hazelnuts, maple, vanilla, molasses cookies, and awesomeness. A silky smooth texture rounds out the whole thing into pure bliss.

Thanks Joe for breaking this out.

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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Indiana

4.21/5  rDev -3%

A-Black in the glass, two finger deep brown head.

S-Slight bourbon, oak, roasted malt, some chocolate and maple.

T-Slight oak, bourbon, maple, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, nice balance.

M-Semi heavy, tad creamy not much carbonation.

O-A really good beer but the beer just can't seem to compare to the many other BA stouts out there.

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Berserker Imperial Stout from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.