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Berserker Imperial Stout - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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759 Ratings
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Ratings: 759
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 825
Gots: 201 | 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

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Anonymous1, Jun 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

chippo33, May 27, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +4.8%

Picked this up in a great trade with Mike! Pitch black pour with a beautiful caramel-colored one finger head with decent retention and nice lacing. Big roasty nose with hints of bourbon, molasses, vanilla, oak, cocoa, and some interesting vinous notes and some subtle maple. The taste is just as bold and amazing with hints of dark chocolate, port wine, vanilla, bourbon, mocha, molasses, and some subtle black cherry and maple. The mouthfeel is thick, creamy, and mouth-coating with medium carbonation and a nice bitter dry finish. Overall, this was one surprising beer. Very complex, but not overdone. Will definitely seek it out again!

beerdrifter, May 24, 2013
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InspectorBob, May 17, 2013
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4.91/5  rDev +12.9%

A black as night, khaki head, nice lacing, beautiful!

S vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, maple, light hop, caramel, white chocolate, sweet vermouth,

T vanilla, white chocolate, sweet vermouth, salted caramel, big bourbon and whiskey flavors, omg Is it good!

My hick, viscous, delicious!

O holy shot. This is amazing! One of the best liquids ever.

Lare453, May 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Pelican5, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

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weaksauce, May 11, 2013
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ajzy, May 11, 2013
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JRod1969, May 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

jegross2, May 02, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +2.1%

A - Dark black with a finger of frothy dark chocolate colored head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Roasted chocolate malts, maple syrup, molasses, Bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark fruits, black licorice, tobacco, and booze.

T - Dark chocolate malts, maple syrup, molasses, coffee, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, dark fruits, black licorice, tobacco, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit thick with a warming and sweet finish.

D - Great Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. The maple syrup is a great touch.

ngeunit1, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

WeisGuy, Apr 20, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -9.7%

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: A thick opaque brown, medium bubbles on the body...pours like straight motor oil thick and the head...dark tan, rising tojust about a finger's length.

Smell: Heavy brown sugar maybe the molasses, very sticky...all you need to do is smell it once and it's with you forever

Taste: A straight blend of molasses and brown sugar, it is a little too sweet for my part. I for one am for bitterness with my stouts period. This brew lacks it and just reading the label I noticed it's just at 30 IBU's...nothing wrong with that but seriously where is the rest of the taste.

Mouth: Sticky sugar with medium carbonation. What it lacks in taste makes up for it in stickiness but depends how much if it you want. Best served with dessert.

Overall: This brew improves within time of the consumption of the glass, the proiblem is the sweetness might overwhelm some including myself. If you like imperial stouts which I absolutely love this is definitely something a little different and not for everyone. Try a glass just to try it...Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Apr 18, 2013
Berserker Imperial Stout from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 759 ratings.