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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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world-class

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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5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-17-2013 10:28:41 | More by Geno206
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-15-2013 01:31:27 | More by JPortillo
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California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-15-2013 01:08:05 | More by Sisky
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-13-2013 16:55:17 | More by Hopheadhiker
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-12-2013 20:00:45 | More by PEIhop
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

12-12-2013 19:34:34 | More by bpgpitt10
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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-11-2013 21:52:14 | More by JonathanC
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-11-2013 02:26:50 | More by hilgart1
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-11-2013 00:15:34 | More by rolltide8425
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured from a bomber into a goblet, the beer pours jet black, like oil, with a slow formation of a dark tan surface coating of head that quickly recedes into a sparse coating in the shape of a Rorschach inkblot. This one looks like a hummingbird. Anyway, there is some carbonation action throughout the body, and the tan coloring makes it very visible. Aromas of molasses, maple, char, smoke, and chocolate. This smells like an early winter camping trip. Flavors are rich and sweet forward, with chocolate and maple bursting forth like candy on the tongue. Cloyingly sweet, but a heavy coffee backbone provides the bitterness needed to balance everything out. Smoke and roast highlights round the edges throughout, and hints of cream and wood character provide some levity. The body is light, but still creamy and smooth, almost whipped. The aftertaste is more to the bitter side, with coffee, chocolate, and roast blending with some of the booze and wood characteristics. Slick, coating finish that leaves a subtle bitterness blend of coffee and chocolate. This is a great beer!

12-09-2013 19:00:40 | More by GarthDanielson
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campfirebrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-09-2013 02:38:14 | More by campfirebrew
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-08-2013 06:27:50 | More by facesnorth
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jmccraney

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

12-06-2013 07:21:47 | More by jmccraney
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Eighty

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.34/5  rDev 0%

'13 poured into a CS snifter along side with Abyss '12 for comparison.

A- This beer is jet black with coffee colored head. The head stays around. Good retention.

S- Coffee, molasses, dark fruit. I am not getting much maple syrup that is stated on the bottle.

T- Dark fruit and molasses big time. This is a chewy RIS. I am getting the faintest hint of maple syrup. Maybe I am just fooling myself into that. I am getting some tobacco at the end as well.

M- This is where the beer shines for me. This is a thick chewy RIS, which I love compared to the thin BA RIS.

O- I am happy to have tried this beer, and I have two more that I will age to see how this beer matures. Little to no maple syrup, so nothing really to lose there.

12-01-2013 01:25:25 | More by gueuzedreg
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%

22oz bottle from BeerShip.com. No bottling date but I believe this was released in May. Served in a Three Floyds teku.

Pours oil black with a finger and a half of thick chocolate head. The dense foam lingers, leaving some nice lace.

Smells of cocoa, bourbon, oak, molasses and coffee. Very inviting.

Rich, sweet waves of flavor. Dark chocolate, creamed heavily roasted coffee, molasses, vanilla tinged bourbon, earthy oak, faint maple syrup, caramel, dark fruits and a little alcohol bite. So much good stuff going on here. Complex and delicious.

Creamy, thick, medium heavy feel with moderately light carbonation. Chocolate and sweet bourbon finish.

A well done imperial stout that hits on all levels. A pleasure to drink and it goes down incredibly easy. Berserker is definately worth seeking out.

11-29-2013 13:27:31 | More by ThickNStout
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-26-2013 02:11:59 | More by goalie33
Berserker Imperial Stout from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.