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Bar Fly - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 644
Gots: 44 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Smoked imperial stout aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.

2014 Batch (Oak Bourbon Barrels): 11.6% ABV

(Beer added by: largadeer on 03-18-2011)
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blindpiggie

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

08-26-2014 02:36:27 | More by blindpiggie
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dar482

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8%

The beer pours out black like motor oil.

The aroma is sweet chocolate, cocoa, thick and chunky chocolate, hints of umami.

The flavor follows with that sweet milk chocolate throughout. Hints of smoked flavor, but it is very hidden. Molasses on the back end. No alcohol detected. A rounding flavor and a few spikes of bourbon, but it is not an bourbon forward beer.

A full chewy mouthfeel.

An incredible brew that reminds me of a more bourbon forward Abyss.

08-26-2014 00:08:08 | More by dar482
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

08-25-2014 02:31:20 | More by Lare453
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Gmann

New York

4.1/5  rDev -6.8%

Pours a motor oil sludge black color. Huge brown fluffy head that slowly settles into a puffy cap. Small wall of lacing on the glass. 4.25

The aroma has some chocolate note, sweet bourbon and vanilla, and a sour berry twang. The smoke comes through every now and again but you need to pull to get it. Standard issue bourbon barrel aged stout. 4

The taste is of a big malty stout. The roast is moderate, not overly aggressive, and has more of a milk chocolate flavor. The smoke pops out more in the flavor but its not dominate. The bourbon brings a caramel ribbon with some vanilla. A sharp sour berry and/or oak note. A bit acidic. 4

The feel is full bodied. Sweet, sour, and bitter on the palate. Some stickiness in the finish. 4

A flavorful BBA stout. It needs more smoke to make it stand out more from the rest. Its well made but it doesn't stand out from the others. 4

08-24-2014 03:22:46 | More by Gmann
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.32/5  rDev -1.8%

08-23-2014 18:58:49 | More by petermethot
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kevwcamp

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-22-2014 22:47:53 | More by kevwcamp
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

08-22-2014 22:04:39 | More by GClarkage
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spw109

New York

4.35/5  rDev -1.1%

08-22-2014 11:54:08 | More by spw109
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.3/5  rDev -2.3%

08-22-2014 02:36:11 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-22-2014 02:28:43 | More by kjkinsey
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

08-22-2014 01:45:00 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Whimpers

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

08-21-2014 00:45:32 | More by Whimpers
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-20-2014 23:49:32 | More by HoppySeb
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rdavies899


2.76/5  rDev -37.3%

08-19-2014 02:07:13 | More by rdavies899
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-18-2014 03:42:21 | More by FLBeerGuy
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1Sundown2C

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-18-2014 00:08:02 | More by 1Sundown2C
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.1%

08-16-2014 20:42:02 | More by muskiesman
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deNerval

California

4.04/5  rDev -8.2%

08-16-2014 18:36:16 | More by deNerval
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-16-2014 14:18:07 | More by mikefuski17
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alexsergio

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

08-15-2014 11:09:19 | More by alexsergio
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kmahe

Washington

5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-13-2014 00:37:40 | More by kmahe
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Greywulfken

New York

4.36/5  rDev -0.9%

2014 edition...

A: oily black beer produced a quick finger of dark brown foam, which slimmed into a filmy mocha collar; oily sheen down glass with an occasional mote of brown lace

S: rich sugars and dark malts accompanied by bourbon's whiskey airs - chocolate, vanilla, molasses, oak, and smoke

T: molasses sweetness for sure, bourbon enriches the sweetness with warm booze notes; roasted chocolaty malts aplenty, slightly charred with hints of smoky alcohol

M: full-bodied without being too heavy, silky and slick; bourbon wafts hit the roof ; some tingle on the tongue; linger of smoke and wood o'er moderately sticky finish

O: bourbon barrel aging a stout is a fairly surefire win so long as the base stout is of reasonable quality - all that applies here - the brown sugar and molasses ensure this is a sweet-drinking stout, and if you like molasses, you can rest assured that it is asserted here. The use of smoked malts is probably where this beer becomes hit-or-miss for some. The smoke is apparent on the nose and palate.

08-12-2014 17:55:28 | More by Greywulfken
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ironchefkook

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

08-11-2014 01:38:09 | More by ironchefkook
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Akshay

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-11-2014 00:53:08 | More by Akshay
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

08-10-2014 21:31:09 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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Bar Fly from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.