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BREWtality - Espresso Black Bier - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 77
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Combining jet black color with incredibly smooth texture and decadent coffee flavor, BREWTALITY breaks the expectations of both rich espresso and dark beer to create a whole 'nuther beast. While brutal in alcoholic strength, this biggie beautifully showcases its roasted malt and coffee flavors without bringing on bitterness and bite. This is the first of two lagers in the series.

17 IBU

(Beer added by: AKBelgianBeast on 03-01-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

AngusOg, Jun 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Soneast, May 27, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear very dark brown in color (approaching but not quite black) with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some cola brown highlights. The beer has a minimal amount of light tan head that quickly reduces to a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of freshly brewed coffee with some lighter amounts of roasted malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of roasted malts with some moderate to strong amounts of freshly brewed coffee. Just a touch of malty sweetness. Moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish that lingers for a short amount of time.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: The alcohol is well hidden and this beer is easy to drink - definitely the best schwarzbier that I have ever had. Wonderful flavors and aromas of coffee.

dbrauneis, May 18, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin tan head that dissipated almost instantaneously, leaving only some wispy laces of bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate amounts of coffee and dark malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of coffee, dark malts and dark malts along with some hints of malty sweetness. No bitterness or roasted malts are present.
M: It feels a little more than medium-bodied and clean on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a refreshing change of pace for lovers of coffee beers as it drinks smooth and has virtually no bitterness or roasted flavors. It also hides its alcohol rather well.

metter98, May 18, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate-khaki colored head. Fades fairly quickly.

S - Roasted malts, coffee, a bit of cocoa, molasses, black licorice, vanilla, lager yeast, touch booze.

T - Roasted dark malts, coffee, bitter cocoa, molasses, black licorice, lager yeast, vanilla, hint of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, roasted, dry finish.

D - Nice big schwarzbier. Great balance.

ngeunit1, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 2.1.13
Bottle picked up at the Brewpub in Anchorage

A - Pours a dark brown with a thin dark tan head that quickly moves to the edges.

S - Strong coffee and some roasted malts.

T - Sweet chocolate and lots of coffee. Good!

D - Mild carbonation with a surprisingly heavy body for a lager.

O - Coffee lager, yes please! Very smooth and tasty.

HuskyinPDX, Feb 18, 2013
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MEW, Feb 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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BREWtality - Espresso Black Bier from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.