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Berserker Imperial Stout - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 898
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 835
Gots: 233 | FT: 29
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-13-2005

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  rDev -7.8%

Black and thick. Small head. Smell is intense and boozy. Taste is actually fairly mellow. Quite a nice sipper. Bitter and intense. Roasty, bitter, barrely.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Viscous, dark, licorice, cocoa, bread. Well balanced and drinkable, body smooth and silky.

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4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by myself tonight, bought at Half Time in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Pours a dark oily black, with a very small quarter inch mocha head, and no lacing.

Smells great, a good amount of bourbon, dark fruit, red wine, tobacco, and chocolate. No maple or molasses.

This tastes amazing, really complex and different from the typical barrel-aged stout. This has a really large amount of tobacco, some bitter dark Belgian chocolate, nuts, bourbon, vinous red wine, plums, other dark fruits, and the slightest hint of earthy, not sweet, maple. It's got a sticky flavor that could very well be the molasses. There's a lot going on here, and I like all of it.

This is fairly thick bodied, very stick and full in the mouthfeel, with a lower level of carbonation. Drinkable despite the size and ABV- which appears to be almost 13%.

This is excellent. First beer from Midnight Sun, and clearly one of their best.

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Very good taste: the tobacco melting in with the bourbon and vanilla notes highlight this stout. However, i was surprised at how flat the beer was. Maybe it's just how this beer is, but I didn't like that. It gave the feeling that the beer had been sitting, unopened in my fridge for a week. Contributing to this is a very low carbonation, again something I personally don't like. I guess i'm partial to more carbonated stouts such as Speedway, narwhal, and sea monster. Still a good beer though.

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Berserker Imperial Stout from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 898 ratings.