Obliteration VII - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Obliteration VIIObliteration VII

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BA SCORE
82
good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.92%
Wants: 10
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: BarrytheBear on 10-16-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

100 IBU
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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 58
Photo of BierJager89
4.42/5  rDev +22.1%
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.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black as night with a light tan head of maybe an inch and a half across the top. This faded down to about a quarter inch but never got any lower then that. Lots of side glass lacing all over the sides as it went down. The aroma was a touch boozy, with tons of chocolate and roasted malts coming through. Almost a licorice like smell as it warms, incredible. As I take my first sip I am floored, rich vanilla and cocoa taste with a large dose of roasted malts. Tons of flavor here, with bourbon notes really coming through on this one. I am literally drooling as I write this that I dont have any left. The finish was soo smooth, and chocolate filled, it was a dessert beer to the extreme. ,one of the thickest beersI have ever run across.

Overall all, floored, this beer needs to get out more as this almost blows the category up.

Photo of AwYeh
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into snifter; received via trade from ScreamForMe. Thanks Mark!

A: Pours stout black; no light passes through this one until the glass is almost finished, and the edge of the beer takes on a beautiful dark bourbon color. 1/2 finger fine, dark tan head.

S: Spruce and grapefruit hops are immediate stand outs here, even with the strong malt backbone in place. Lots of roasted malty goodness- cocoa and roasted coffee beans.

T: Initially similar to a black IPA; as it warms, it seems much more like the stout it's classified as. Hop bitterness starts things off as the taste's most prominent feature (not quite as much as 100 IBUs might lead you to believe; there's still plenty of room to taste the other flavors). Roasted malts and chocolate come out pretty strongly, with a pleasant bittersweet dark chocolate finish. Hints of coffee here and there.

M: Medium bodied, with moderate carbonation (thinner and more carbonated than most imperial stouts). Slightly sticky mouthfeel.

D: The thin body and complex flavors make this easy going down. Pick it up if you get a chance!

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a jet black with good carbination and tannish head

S: Roasted malt, chocolate and cocoa in pure domination

T: Booze, toasted malt, coffee, cocoa and a light bitter aftertaste. Very tasty from start to finish

M: Bitter cocoa, booze, big body and plenty of flavor. Nice tasty, warming feel

D: Good indeed, easy to drink and the draft version really unleashed alot of muted flavors hidden in the bottle

Photo of NWer
4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown appearance with brown coffee-like foam head. Head retains well especially considering the high alcohol content.

S - Nice aroma - coffee, coacoa, citrus.

T - IBUs 100? You would never know it. Not that it's not a hop bomb, it clearly is. But it's not overpoweringly hoppy. Malt / Hop balance makes for a totally pleasant experience. Best of both worlds carefully blended: Blurs the lines between a Stout and a Dark IPA.

M - Smooth. No dry feeling to speak of. A 100 IBU beer would normally leave me feeling numb but not this one. Some bitter notes in the aftertaste.

D - In spite of the 8.5 ABV it is not overpowering and well hidden making this a very drinkable beer.

Update 09/23/11 Just grabbed another from the cellar to see if it improved at all with a little age.
Not much. Second impression is good but not great so knocking my score down a little.

Note: Worth seeking out. Give it a try while you can if you can.

Photo of Donnie2112
4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a Brooklyn Brewery Chalice

Perhaps the prettiest Imperial Stout I've ever seen, jet black, thick mocha colored foam and even lace as the beer comes down the glass, I can't think of anyway you could make it prettier.

Wild mix of smells, big part chocolate milk, quite a bit of dark rummy aromas, big part of it is roasted coffee aromas, a smaller part is just a bit of grapefruit and lemon peel. Nice stuff.

Starts like an Imperial Stout and finishes sort of like an IPA. Opens with chocolate, espresso a bit of rummy liquor that then gets overridden by heavy flavors of lime bitterness a bit of pineyness. Very interesting

Very smooth and oily mouth feel, medium to low carbonation, the after taste is sticky, the whole mouth gets coated with the odd convergence of the sweet, malty, dark roasted goodness of a Russian Stout and the astringent, slightly sour hop character.

This beer is a very interesting twist on one of my favorite styles, I'm quite interested to see how it ages because even though they were shooting for a hop bomb, I wonder how much better the malt character would be and what the faded hops would taste like in a year or two. I wonder how it would compare to a barleywine that is brewed with a huge quantity of hops. It should also be noted that it's hard to judge a beer like this, it's certainly not trying to be the same all of those other Russian Stouts.

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Super dark with ruby highlights and a monstrous billowy head. Courtesy of Delta Airlines, where growlers fly free due to milwaukeeclassic's silver medallion status.

Scents of black anise jelly beans and some vegetative hops. There's some dirty porter here too.

Tastes like Storm King on steroids. Earthy, hoppy, and very chalky. Finishes very abrupt and drying, which leads to further drinking.

Carbonation here is through the roof. This growler traveled in luxury and arrived in ideal shape.

Thanks Duane. A nice treat indeed.

Photo of woemad
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up this tonight at Brewforia for $15... gahh!! Beautiful brown head... 2 fingers and sits steady for probably 5 minutes until it drops back leaving very nice lacing.

The nose is seriously hoppy... no joke. Boatloads of citrus and resinous pine hops coat the inside of your nose and barely let the rich chocolate and roasty notes break through.

Flavor is very reminiscent of a thicker ... maltier (only slightly) ... Black IPA. Despite the nose, this is not obnoxiously slammed with hop bitterness... instead the hops are actually mainly mid to late on the palate and seem surprisingly restrained. Good cocoa and dark malt are held together by a nice yet minor maltiness mid palate... the hops combine with the roasted malt and make for a lingering finish..

Body seems lite for a big stout, but I have to remind myself that it is only 8.5% and not 13 like the GI stouts... nice carbonation maybe a touch too high, but it is small bubble and lends toward a pretty smooth mouthfeel... dangerously drinkable.

I would love to see one of the Obliteration series done the same way with a little bit more body and sweetness and then spiked with a spicy Belgian yeast.... hint hint hint... come on... I dare you.

I will certainly be buying more of these, but the price tag is gonna be cost prohibitive. Also, I don't think cellaring this brew is going to add anything to the overall picture. This was made hoppy and is supposed to be enjoyed hoppy. My bottles will stay in the fridge.

4.5/4/4/4/4.5

Photo of ffejherb
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber shared with friends on 9/20/11.

A - Oily, black and ominous with ruby and deep royal purple hues and a foamy burnt tan crown that diminished to a thin, patchy veil and a bit of spotty lace around the glass.

S - Leafy, resinous hops abound with dark roasted malt, chocolate, tobacco and a hint of rich coffee beans. Whoa! Is this a Black IPA?! Aroma is quite earthy overall with a bold hop character.

T - Obliteration VII packs an intensely aggressive palate-wrecking bitterness. Earthy, resinous and piney hops provide an all-out assault on the tongue, while the rich malt character imparts mild astringency as well as a hint of sweetness. This is a hop bomb that is not for the faint of heart!

M - Full-bodied with a slick, oily texture and assertive bitterness on the palate resulting in a very dry finish.

D - One of the hoppiest, if not THE hoppiest, Imperial Stouts I've ever had. This was pretty awesome, in my opinion. But hey, I love American Imperial Stouts, so there you have it!

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bullzeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a black color with a dark brown head. The aroma is heavy on the roasted malt and chocolate. I don't get much alcohol or other notes in the aroma. The flavor is similar. I get a ton of chocolate notes as well as some roasted malt and some piney hops, Low bitterness. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses.

Pours black, with a finger of sudsy chocolate colored head. This retains with a foamy ½ finger, staying rich around the edges, and leaving back a thick smattering of lace. The aroma smells of chocolate fudge, espresso, some ripe green citrus, and a mix of SERIOUSLY burnt roasted character and some alcohol notes across the back. Man, this has some aggressiveness in the nose.

The taste is thick with dark charred roast and a bold citric bitterness. Chocolate and caramel sweetness is present but is barely keeping things under control, as the alcohol presence here emboldens all of that roast and hops even more. The finish is just beyond aggressive, with dry char and bitter pith that stick to the tongue. The mouthfeel is full bodied and fairly sharp feeling, with a hefty creaminess that sits underneath. The alcohol here isn’t stinging but does have some POWER here, with intense warmth that just blows the assertiveness of this UP!

This was one off-the-chain Imperial Stout and I for one didn’t mind one bit. It might have helped that I paired this up with some rather decadent chocolate cupcakes, which I think helped draw out more of the sweetness from this to help deal with all of the roast and bitterness, but there is no doubt that this beer has some balls on it. This is definitely a YMMV type of beer and it definitely isn’t for everyone. Vicious but delicious!

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 1st week of Dec. Must have been 2010 based on when I got this bottle...

Poured in to CBS Snifter.

A - Poured black, body appeared medium from the pour. Half a finger of espresso coloured head formed from the pour with decent retention.

S - A big assertive hop nose up front - citrus, pine and peppery/spicy aromas accompanied the bitterness. A robust roasted malt back bone attempted to cut through the bitterness and added aromas of milk chocolate and molasses with a huge overall sweetness.

T - Bitter hops up front with big pine flavours. Some earthy notes come through from the hops as well along with a very faint citrus flavour that was much more subdued than the nose indicated. The bitterness is huge and seems to bet more noticeable with each sip. The malt bill is charred but not unpleasantly so with some sweet molasses and cocoa providing some sweetness. The finish is bitter and dry an lingers on the tongue considerably.

M - Medium body, creamy. Light to moderate carbonation.

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a 1" mocha head composed of some really big bubbles. Minimal lace.

N: Dark chocolates, roasted coffee, some minor charred oak.

T: Char and ash and roast followed by wet tobacco, coca/chocolate, dark fruits, hoppy and malty.

M: Rich, creamy and thick. Bitter and dry finish.

O: Really a hopped up imp stout. Not the freshest bottle, so certainly surprised to still have it so hoppy. Interesting concoction.

Photo of inlimbo77
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber bottle served in a Boulevard snifter glass. Split between 3 people. Last bottle and it came after CBS and BCBVS...so big shoes to fill.

A: Pours dark brownish black. One finger tight light tan bubble head. Maybe bottle conditioned? Lots of sticky lacing.

S: Tons if hops on the nose, and this is an old bottle. I have had it since early summer. Amazingly hoppy. There are some roasty notes behind all that but it mostly hops.

T: It's more like a black IPA than a stout. Not bad at all, just not what I was expecting. Nice hoppy bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Some roasty notes in the mid mouth along with chocolate and coffee notes. And it has nice crisp hop close.

M: Medium bodied. It coats but the bottle condition and light body help clear palate.

O: This is a really nice beer that I think I am grading fairly, but after the others....it didn't stand a chance. B+ or A- probably.

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ahh, yes. The old blank page. It's been a while my friend, but necessity has called me out of hiatus.

The latest installment of the obliteration series has been released, and this time Ben Johnson and the boys have shaken it up a bit. Departing from the consistent DIPA theme that the series has followed so far, they have released an imperial stout armed with a 100 IBU punch. As long as we've got triple digits up there this one fits right in with the series mantra.

Pours dark as night, opaque. Reverse cascading head settles into a large dark and foamy pillow atop the beer. Carbonation seems ample and appropriate as it always is.

The nose is loaded with big hop aroma. Citrusy pine notes fly out of the glass, sort of masking any real roasted malts in the aroma, but they lurk underneath the hops just enough to let you know they'll be apparent in the taste.

Right they were. Huge flavor. If there is one thing this beer ISN'T, it's bland. Roasted malts are vastly more apparent in the taste, and are complimented quite well by the fantastic hop bitterness. Big roasted malt, big citrusy bitterness, as you would expect having read the label. A Black IPA on steroids, but with a much fuller body, and a bit slicker on the palate as it is a bit less dry, and with a little bit more roasted malt shining through. The hop bitterness peaks right where it should on the finish. A dryness does become more apparent here. Strong flavors linger for quite some time after each sip.

The mouthfeel is excellent. Just chewy enough for the imperial stout side of things to be complimented, while maintaining enough dryness on the finish to get that DIPA like smack. Carbonation is ideal.

Drinkability is as good as one can expect out of a beer of this nature. Obviously you're not going to be buying 100 IBU imperial stouts to session at a NASCAR race, that is if you are of average intelligence, but i can easily kill a bottle (maybe more) on my own. Which for an imperial stout, or a DIPA, or a combination of the two for that matter, is of merit.

Overall an excellent concoction. Really like a massive "cascadian dark ale" (God, i hate that name) except with more body and chewiness than one would get out of a normal Black DIPA (probably why this isn't called a Black DIPA) A great idea, and a great beer. At first i was skeptical to see diversity start to peek its head into the Obliteration series, but after this, i certainly can't complain. A fine beer.

Photo of veinless
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The spurs just beat the lakers at the buzzer - as a lakers hater I had to celebrate. Poured an opaque oily black, with lots of light tan lacy head.

Aroma is unique, with the scent quickly moving from pungent, bitter hops to toasty, coffee malt. It isn't two distinct smells, it's more like one blended up mishmash which is really nice.

Tastes initially of a rubbery (in a good way) coffee malt, then moves on to bitter hoppy astringent flavor enhanced by the slight booze heat. Finish is a blend of coffee and a hoppy dry finish - and along with the alcohol taste, combines to leave the palate absolutely parched after every sip. Not the most pleasant sensation, but I can appreciate something different.

Texture is very well balanced, with plenty of creaminess to go with a smooth fluidity. Drinkability is also actually pretty high because that parched finish makes you want to have more. Really solid offering from midnight sun, they just crank out world class beers.

Photo of beertunes
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a solid black, no translucence, With about 1/4 inch of dark brown head that had medium retention and good retention.

The aroma was a nicely solid roast that still didn't cover up the base grains. There was just a trace of hops in the background. On the tongue the story was pretty much the same, just more well defined and focused. The bold roast notes were solid but not overpowering.

The body was very good, solid, full and even without being heavy. Drinkability was very good for a brew of this size and strength.

Overall, a good brew that's worth seeking out.

Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nicely done RIS, gotten in trade. Black hough not thick it is very smooth. Dry more like an imperial Irish stout, but with good bitter finish. Ageing did this wonders. A nice measure of chocolate, little coffee. Balance towards bitter, almost too bitter, very little malt of taste.

Photo of brotherloco
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber bottled 1st Week of December 2010.

Pitch black, light only makes it a couple millimeters through this one. A finger of mocha tinged foam. Lots of lacing. Looks great.

Smells very much like a Black IPA to me (Cascadian Dark Ale?). Good blend of sweet roasty malts and bright piney hop notes.

Initial taste is very well balanced roasted malt and hoppy bitterness. Middle brings on a lot more roasty malt bitterness. Not as fond of that. The finish cranks the bitterness up even more. Much like a strong coffee drink, I suppose it's a matter of taste whether you like it or not. It's not my favorite part of the beer, but I don't hate it.

Good creamy mouthfeel and mostly hidden alcohol keep things drinkable.

Photo of gford217
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to hopburster for this bottle.

Pours pitch black with a big tan head that sticks to the sides of the glass and leaves great lacing.

Aroma is still has some citrus hops up front, oranges especially, along with faint pine resin. There is a light roasted malt backbone, a little lighter than I was expecting. Some licorice and chocolate as well.

Taste is also hoppy up front with lots of pineapples and oranges. The background is light sweet chocolate malts, but the hops are still dominate in this one. It almost tastes like a "black IPA", if that's a real style.

The mouthfeel is certainly on the lighter side of impy stouts if that's what we're calling this. It's just about right as a black IPA. Good carbonation and very bitter with hops.

If we're going to consider this one an impy stout, then I can't say it's great as it's certainly not up to Darkness or Night Stalker as far as hoppy stouts go. But it's just a lighter, lower ABV beer, so I'd be more likely to compare it to a great black IPA. Good beer no matter the category. Judging from some of the other reviews, I'm glad this one isn't super fresh as I don't get the abrasiveness that others have mentioned.

Photo of djbreezy
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very excited. This is my first Midnight Sun beer.

appearance - dark brown, no transparency, foam at first but minor retention and lacing

smell - complex hop aromas mixed with chocolate malts

taste - roasty chocolate and mixed hop profile, pine hops, coffee, a pretty complex mix

mouthfeel - medium/full body but a bit thin for an imperial stout, slightly oily and dry

overall - a moderately complex and highly flavored brew, enjoyable

Photo of augustgarage
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled the first week of December, 2010. 8.5% ABV for this batch. Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass (probably should have used a tulip - oh well). Served lightly chilled.

Opaque bistre body with a tall stand of tan soft peaks. Recedes slowly but steadily. Good retention once it settles. Thick crystaline lacing that isn't able to maintain a foothold amidst the glossy tears.

Bitter roast coffee and some fresh/pale malt notes as well. A touch of caramel, licorice (or maybe fennel pollen), and a brief blast of herbal hops in the nose.

Dark roast, balanced by some turbinado sugar and light spice. The hops contribute some bitterness, but not especially high for the style. This bleeds over with some bittersweet chocolate notes. Lightly spicy, earthy finish with black pepper and a touch of citrus and cherry pits in the finish. Fairly gentle profile really - not as bitter or hop-forward as I was expecting. Well balanced.

Velvety, medium-full bodied, with uniform moderate carbonation.

We live in an era of monster stouts, so a solid middle-weight entry like this can easily get lost in the crowd, but it is a well executed example of the style with some subtle originality. Worth a try.

Photo of SolomonGrundy
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

New Ulcerate album and an old 5ive album up for music. AWESOME!!!

This beer pours pitch black. Wonderful, creamy dark tan head that leaves nice lacing. Strong roasted chocolate malt dominates the nose. Hints of espresson, dark chocolate, and black licorice in there. Nothing groundbreaking but nice none-the-less. This is like Jennifer Aniston: all the pieces by themselves don't seem to superior, but all together the entire package is gorgeous. Flavor is a being unto itself. Roasted chocolate malt blasts you in the face. Super tangy malt and espresso just pummeling your tongue. While the aroma and pour are the latter day Aniston (more refined and less filled out), the flavor profile is early Friends era Jennifer Aniston: all filled out curves and nicely rounded. It's astonishing, really. Anyone ever see that picture of Aniston in the waterfall?? The flavor is that "WHOA!!"...It's almost an abomination of excess, but it's excellent. It's almost too much, and will be for some. The front, with all its malt fury, gives way to a middle crammed full of hop bitterness. It's really a blast furnace of flavor. I would say the flaws in here are the excessive hop bitterness and noticeable alcohol in the finish. Oh, did I mention the blue-balling price of $11.99/bomber??!! This is like Freinds-era Aniston getting to your house after a nice dinner, taking off her clothes and then saying, "you know what, I'm just gonna take a bath and go home"...WHAT!! ABV is 8.5% which is promising but not excessive. The fact that it's noticeable in the drink is a drawback.

What I like most: The crazy, almost to excess, flavor profile and the refined aroma profile.

What I like least: The crazy bitterness in the finish and the PRICE!!

Verdict: A novelty that you'll try and brag to your friends that you enjoyed it, even if you really didn't.

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Obliteration VII from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.