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Obliteration VII - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Obliteration VIIObliteration VII

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BA SCORE
82
good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 87
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%


Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: BarrytheBear on 10-16-2010)
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Ratings: 87 | Reviews: 58 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ebrauser:
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ebrauser

Utah

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 to a pint glass. Bottled Dec 1, (presumably 2010)

Appearance: Chocolate brown with a 2" brown, creamy head that resides on the glass walls.

Aroma: Malty and dark fruit sweetness, plums and alcohol warmth/solvent

Flavor: Bitterness up front, followed by dark chocolate malt, and then finished up with more bitterness. Chocolate flavors are present, but not prominent. Citrus is absent and the roastiness is placed up front, though the finish contains some burnt and bitter character The more subtle flavors began to develop as the beer warmed and my palate became acclimated to the more intense bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 20:57:48 | More by ebrauser
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BierJager89

California

4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a creamy brown head.

S: Earthy dark roast coffee and dark bittersweet chocolate in the nose.

T: Espresso, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate. Surprisingly not bitter.

M: Full bodied and quite smooth.

O: I had this about a year after it came out, and I would imagine it was supposed to be hoppy, but it wasn't. That said, it was delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 19:55:46 | More by BierJager89
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10%

12-17-2013 21:43:14 | More by mendvicdog
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-20-2013 23:19:19 | More by BillRoth
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jsanford

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

09-07-2013 03:17:29 | More by jsanford
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

08-08-2013 03:10:38 | More by AngusOg
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-30-2013 05:22:42 | More by JMBSH
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ngeunit1

California

4.16/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades normal.

S - Roasted dark chocolate and caramel malts, cocoa, black licorice, molasses, coffee, earthy hops, vanilla, bit of dark fruit, and a bit of booze.

T - Roasted dark chocolate and caramel malts, bitter cocoa, black licorice, molasses, roasted coffee, earth hops and some bitterness, some dark fruit, vanilla, and a bit of booze.

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

D - Nice imperial stout. Good overall balance and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 00:40:32 | More by ngeunit1
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popery

California

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes, 2/25/11. Chocolate and grapefruit pith. This is an interesting beer - you don’t come across super hoppy imperial stouts all that often - but it’s not really an enjoyable beer. The underlying stout seems really nice, but it’s almost completely overshadowed by the citric bitterness of the hops. This is more a problem for the taste; the aroma actually blends nicely and is quite nice. Mouthfeel is a bit astringent. The beer is black with a small tan head.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 07:36:13 | More by popery
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woemad

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber purchased at Bottles, in Millwood, Washington, quite some time ago. According to the label, it was bottled the first week of December, but no year is mentioned. 2011? 2010(egad!)?

Poured a very dark brown of impressive viscosity, with a large, tan head that left lots of lace on the sides of a nonic pint glass. Said head took it’s time dropping.

Big, big aroma of brown sugar, raisins, coffee and tobacco. Surprising how much of a nose there is for a beer that is more than (at least) a year old.

The taste is an even match of sweet and bitter, with the bitter receeding slightly as things go on, but never going away. There’s also a nice milk chocolaty thing happening in mid-taste that lends variety and balance without becoming too sweet. According to the label, this beer has 100 IBUs, and hops don’t seem to have faded too much, with a nice, dry zap to the palate at the swallow.

The body is somewhere between medium and full, with a creamy, sticky mouthfeel. Carbonation is right where it needs to be.

Although I was taken aback to see how long I’d let this bottle sit, it seems to have aged rather gracefully. I just wish I’d had one when it was fresh for the sake of comparison.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 22:53:36 | More by woemad
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-01-2012 13:38:12 | More by acurtis
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t0rin0

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

10-29-2012 01:09:16 | More by t0rin0
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle sent to me by Coby. Must be going on 2 years old now (bottled near the end of 2010, I think).

A: Pours an inky jet black with a creamy light tan head. Lots of nice lacing.

S: A lot of piney hop, thick roasted malts, chocolate, citrus.

T: Sharp bite of smokey, charred bitterness. Aging yet still strong hop notes, coffee and mild caramel sweetness.

M: Thick and creamy.

O: The charred notes are a bit too harsh. I don't think any amount of age is going to calm this beer down.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 22:21:42 | More by Etan
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vande

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

09-29-2012 20:53:00 | More by vande
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

08-29-2012 00:37:37 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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oline73

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was opened at the August Baltimore BA tasting. Poured from the bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours almost black with some red at the edges. There is a layer of off white head that leaves a ring around the pour.

Smell: Sweet and roasty. Mild chocolate and caramel notes behind the roast. I'm also getting some hops and dark fruit.

Taste: Really roasty and quite hoppy. Caramel in the background with some dark fruit. The hops and roast get together and make the finish super bitter.

Mouthfeel: The body is a bit syrupy with a medium amount of carbonation and a finish that is just a bit dry.

Overall: This was a good enough beer, really intense. I might have it again if I was given the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 00:52:10 | More by oline73
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 12/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a dark red amber, appearing black in the glass. Aroma of sweet and roasted malt and hops. Hoppy start followed by light toasted malts, coffee and light fruits. Finishes astringent and bitter. Nice flavors, but the finish is not well integrated with the other flavors and the hops are not aromatic enough to counter the dry bitter finish. Decent, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 03:22:35 | More by LiquidAmber
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BillHilly

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-28-2012 00:04:06 | More by BillHilly
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-23-2012 02:50:43 | More by JRod1969
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice thick dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry roasted malt with some medium dry hops notes. Taste is a mix between some deep roasted malt with some pretty astringent hops which doesn’t make me want to drink too much of this beer. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I understand this is an experiment but not sure I am a big fan of Magnum and Warrior hops which are too astringent.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 19:55:45 | More by Phyl21ca
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piclee

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-24-2012 17:43:11 | More by piclee
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leedorham

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-03-2012 21:39:01 | More by leedorham
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-15-2012 22:45:48 | More by sharpski
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Diomede

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-15-2012 02:25:58 | More by Diomede
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-11-2012 01:25:46 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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Obliteration VII from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.