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Bar Fly - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 645
Gots: 42 | FT: 7
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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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.

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Bar Fly, snifter, cellar temperature. Note that it's now aged in bourbon oak barrels and has an ABV of 11.6%.

The head, while non-existent, is pretty sheet of fading dark brown froth. And like Midnight Sun's other imperial stouts, it's the absolute blackest of the black. IT LOOKS LIKE TAR.

Its aroma is ridiculously good, packing caramel, vanilla, raisins, cherries, red wine, leather, oak, and sweet maple or molasses. Some rich chocolate in there, too. An alcohol presence is obvious, and welcome. Damn!

This stout brims over with leathury, oaky, caramel and bourbon-like flavors. However, it's also brilliantly balanced with a complex sweetness of maple, molasses, and vinous fruitiness mixed with the dark fruits. The alcohol isn't shy, and, once again, it's welcome. The finish is earthy and smoky. Incredible.

The body is full, thick, syrupy, and sticky as hell. Very viscous. Doesn't get much better than this.

An unapologetic, extravagant show of decadence in a beer bottle.

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Bar Fly from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.