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Son Of A Berserker! - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Son Of A Berserker!
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very good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Small" Imperial Stout. This is a malt-centric beer so hops are not the feature. This is "Son of Berserker" - second runnings, usually called "small beer", of Berserker Imperial Stout. So at 8% ABV, "small" is relative--literally, as this little guy is the son of a great beer. No oak aging. But taste iT. This beer is completely incredible.

(Beer added by: AKBelgianBeast on 12-31-2008)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

6oz stubby pint pour at MS.

A - Served a dark brown with a few dark tan bubbles clinging on the edge.

S - Oak, wood, malt, pretty mild.

T - Smokey dark burnt malts. Wired, but I like it.

D - Lighter, thin body with good carbonation.

O - Light, smokey, bring on the big brother.

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

SonofaBerserker is a small beer (8.5% small beer. haha) made from the runoff of the 2008 batch of Berserker.

Pours a deep pitch black with a nice tan head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving moderate lacing.

Nose is very roasty, with some deep dark malt flavor, some chocolate and vanilla, and a bit of grain.

Taste pretty much follows. A very smooth chococreamy stout, with some vanilla flavors, dark roasted malt, suprisingly roasty. A bit of metallic alchohol in there, but not much. Drinks insanely smooth for a beer that weighs in at the same abv as many imperial stouts. Finish is nice and slick, lingering roast and chocolate.

Mouthfeel is pretty good here, a bit slick, and slightly undercarbonated Id say, just slightly, but this one is hard to knock.

Drinkability is defenitely where this one shines. A ton of flavor packed into an 8% package that feels like a 6% package. Goes down slick and easy, and is quite sessionable for the abv.

Overall a nice, not so in your face, version of Berserker, for those days that you just dont feel like commiting to a bomber of 13%. (Although I have yet to have one of those! haha) Suprisingly roasty for being a runoff brew. A very cool take on a neglected method of brewing. Good stout.

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On draught at the MSBC loft, SonofaBerserker is black with a small tan head that leaves scattered, sticky lace.

Smell is like super dark chocolate, sweetening as it opens up, with a little herbal hops as well. Intense but appealing.

Taste is very robust, big bitter dark chocolate and char, but with just enough caramel providing balance. None of the intense caramel and maple sweetness I recall from Berserker, it's nevertheless a really nice RIS. It blows my mind this is a 2nd running beer, so big, it really puts Berserker in perspective!

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side for the size, lacking the super creaminess I expect from MSBC, almost a bit cask like, although the foamy rises on a swish.

Drinkability is really good, this brings to me the perfect balance intense roast and sweetness, enough alcohol to get my ears glowing without knocking me out. Loving this, very dangerous.

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Son Of A Berserker! from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.