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Berserker Imperial Stout - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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846 Ratings
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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 834
Gots: 226 | FT: 23
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the 2009 vintage. Opened this with some friends next to some other great MS bottles. This was a thick black with a coffee head in the snifter. Aroma was really heavy with dark fudge, really sweet, vanilla, maple. Flavor was more of the same with that heavy fudge, roasted malts, cherry, raspberry, quite sweet, and a bit of a hop finish. Maybe too much going on here, with the roasted coffee kind of flavors and all the heavy malts and fudge, and the fruit also. Kind of enjoyed this less than all the other big MS stouts. Not really close to Bar Fly and Sloth right now. Still have like 4 bottles of this, hopefully time will mellow it out a bit?

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A: Dark black, brown head. No lacing.

S: Sweet, chocolate, a little coffee, some dark fruit.

T: Dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. Aftertaste of alcohol and chocolate. Lots of apple/cherry/raisin flavor.

M: Dry, good carbonation, non-astringent, non-metallic. Thick, heavy body.

D: Drinks nicely, but very heavy. Hard to drink a lot.

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Berserker Imperial Stout from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.