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Bar Fly (2011) - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Bar Fly (2011)Bar Fly (2011)

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BA SCORE
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world-class

238 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 633
Gots: 55 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Smoked imperial stout aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 03-18-2011)
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4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

define333, Yesterday at 12:33 AM
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4.68/5  rDev +6.6%

exl_90, Nov 22, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -2.1%

wethorseblanket, Nov 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

mothman, Oct 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

This beer pours molasses-thick and is nearly the same color. Drinks with an excellent balance of brown/burnt sugar and smokey malts with a distinct bourbon kick. At 11.6%, it's bold but not at all overwhelming. Totally smooth with a well rounded finish more befitting of a great single malt than a beer.

All around this is a wonderful beer that I highly recommend if your local beer place is resourceful enough to stock.

joe1896, Oct 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

mikeincharleston, Oct 21, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +1.4%

ShanePB, Oct 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

RKing44, Oct 13, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -4.3%

Wolberjs, Oct 12, 2014
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4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Literally pours like 3000 mile used motor oil from the bottle. Sits in the glass pure pitch ink black. Not a spot of light is getting through this one. Head may be the most robust deep chocolate brown that I have seen in my many beers. Leaves a total wall of lace as it slowly fades.

Nose is rich with molasses, campfire wood and hints of chocolate fudge. Really robust and gels incredibly well for so much going on. A hint of alcohol is there on the back side as well.

With first sip you are greeted by beautifully rich bourbon soaked dark chocolate cake. Almost like chocolate lava cake with dark chocolate bourbon sauce. There is some black cherry that develops on the back end of the palate. Kind of like black cherry sweet bread. Smoke really just plays as a balancer here to provide nice body to this brew. In many ways this brew reminds me of a fine port.

This one is a real treat to enjoy. It is gorgeously drinkable for a big beer. I will definitely seek out more of these. A true gem.

SPLITGRIN, Oct 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

dsigmon, Oct 06, 2014
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Bar Fly (2011) from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.