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Bar Fly (2011) - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 78
Hads: 248
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 4.5%
Wants: 604
Gots: 50 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: largadeer on 03-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Smoked imperial stout aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.
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Photo of RodneyX
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black beer with some foamy, lighter than expected head and decent legs. I like the smell of this one quite a bit as it has good roast and vinous notes to go with it. It has nice -bal notes in general with oak and vanilla. The taste is a really great blend of smoke, char, sweetness and some dark fruits as well as bourbon and chocolate. It has a very smooth and full body beer. Overall I find this to be an great example of the style and also unique. (450 characters)

Photo of randawakes
4.95/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a snifter-style wine glass, shared with 5 friends.

This is the second best brew that MSB has conjured, IMO. I would rate the top 5 brews from the madhouse as this:
1. M
2. Bar Fly
3. Good Mojo
4. Pride
5. Sloth

Pour is dark, dark brown-black with a brown cream rim, filmy residue on edges of glass, fine enough to think it is crystallized foam.

Smell is oaky, chocolatey, cane sugary, dark creme brulee with pecan nut seed.

Taste is phenomenal, thin in feel and heavy in flavor. The oakyness is present without a doubt, but slightly subdued by the richness in sugar and patent-like malts. The chocolate tastes more milky than dark, but the wood bbls tone this delicacy so that one flavor is never too dominant over another. Noticeables: smoke, vanilla, oak finish, thin feel, thick taste, chocolate, purified sugars, milk, coconut, faint caramel.

Best imperial stout from MSB, better than Abyss IMO, better than Berserker. (938 characters)

Photo of Overlord
4.92/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Hophead84 for breaking this out at a sour festival. Kudos, little buddy.

Pours a heavy, oil puddle black with a small bit of light tan head. The head quickly vanishes leaving some bubbles. Some carbonation, but no real head.

Smell is excellent. Some wood/oak, but heavy on the milk chocolate, roasted malt, a bit, just a bit of raisins, and a really nice vanilla aroma that I almost never comes across. Whiff of unidentifiable booze.

Incredibly balanced flavor. The malt has just a touch of roast/smoke, so much so that calling this a "smoked" beer on the label is just false advertising. Black tar molasses mixed with milk chocolate mixed with a ton, A TON of vanilla, and the raisins/dates round out a slightly boozy aftertaste. It's a predominantly sweet beer, but the balancing agents of the touch of acrid roast, along with the dark fruits really make this heavenly.

Mouthfeel is thick, smooth, viscous, could use a tad more carbonation. (963 characters)

Photo of hardy008
4.92/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours dark black with a two finger mocha head, with good retention and lacing. The aroma is amazing. Chocolate, cocoa, black licorice, smoked malt, and molasses. If this tastes as good as it smells, this should be phenomenal.

The taste is sublime. Chocolate, cocoa, black licorice, smoked malt, molasses, vanilla, and oak combine beautifully to make one of the best Imperial Stouts I have had. There is also a light amount of roasted malt for some balance. Given the flavors, one might expect this beer to be cloyingly sweet, but it is not. This is just a very well made beer.

Full bodied, rich, and creamy with moderate carbonation. Very smooth, and a pleasure to drink. the alcohol is well disguised. I can't believe this beer has 12.60 % abv from the taste. It is a shame this beer was only brewed once. In my opinion, this beer should be an annual release. (863 characters)

Photo of amphion1065
4.92/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip. Thanks so much for this Todd.

The pour is very thick - other than Black Tuesday, this is the thickest, most viscous stout I've ever seen. The body is an inky black. A one-finger, very dark brown head with wonderful retention leaves great lacing around the glass. As I drank more and more of this, that head left a very clear ring of lace.

Huge barrel presence in the nose, and a very unique one at that. There's absolutely an element evocative of cognac and port, with a fairly strong aroma of liquor. There is a clear, wine-like note at play. That said, there is no real alcoholic ester smell here. Vanilla, toffee, chocolate, figs and fudge come through beautifully. A curious tobacco element as well, with just a hint of roast.

The taste is sort of a revelation. Sweet with just a hint of bitterness in the finish, the balance is perfect. There's a dark, fruity aspect in this beer that works perfectly alongside the oak and vanilla from the barrel. Licorice and chocolate are in the mix. I'm not sure I'd guess this was a smoked beer, as that particular flavor really only comes through in the finish. The alcohol is incredibly subdued.

The mouthfeel is syrupy and borderline perfect, with an ideal level of viscosity and low carbonation. Thick and chewy, this never stops being a joy to drink.

An absolutely fabulous stout, one I could quite honestly drink all night long. I really had to pace myself while enjoying this bottle, and I really didn't want it to end. There are so many fantastic -bal aged stouts on the market today, but the singular effects of the pinot noir barrels on this beer really set it apart. I can only hope that Midnight Sun makes more of this and that I can drink it again soon enough. (1,760 characters)

Photo of kawilliams81
4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finally found my notes from a couple months ago to review this beer.

Poured from a 22 oz bottle split into 2 pint glasses.

A- Thick motor oil black with a 2 finger dark brown head. Small blotches of lacing on the glass.

S- Sweet dark fruits, chocolate and a slight smoke aroma.

T- Similar to the nose with sweet dark fruits coming through, nice chocolate and coffee notes as well.

M- Full body, medium carbonation. Perfect mouth feel, very smooth and creamy.

O- Amazing RIS! Great combination of sweet dark fruits, chocolate and slight smokiness. ISO (556 characters)

Photo of seeswo
4.84/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle generously shared by Casey, poured into a Bruery tulip. Very dark brownish black pour with a small head. The nose is incredible and a definite 5 (my other 5 imperial stout nose is BCBS Rare, which is much richer). I smelled and smelled this beer. Very sweet malts perfectly integrated with smoke, with notes of earthy tobacco, oak, port. The taste follows so nicely with the nose. Perfect balance of the earthy smoke, tobacco, oak flavors with the sweet malts. You can tell they are separate, but they completely meld together around in the arms of the barrel. So smooth, decadent, balanced, drinkable. Good mouthfeel. This is one of the best beers I've had and definitely the best beer with the word smoke in the description. Wow. Exceeds the hype. (756 characters)

Photo of mulder1010
4.82/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big long time want
Thanks to Nicks6217 for the bottle

A-- Poured and settled motor oil black. Thin, half finger of dark leather head that quickly went to a ringed collar. Not too bad a lacing for the size of this. Visually a big beer and a lot of a dark, oily substance left behind through drinking.

S-- Dark coco, oak, dark fruits burnt tires, or rubber, and red wine. Just a huge nose with this. Impressive as heck and very full on.

T-- See above but amped up. Just a full on taste. Lots of chocolate, burnt tires, dark plum and strawberry, red wine, ash and char. Well hidden alcohol.

M-- Full bodied and light to no carbonation. Slick and oily but very velvety and easy to drink. More wine like in a lot of respects with the amount of fruit in the mid and back palate. Finishes quite dry and coating. Almost parching dry. Stunning with it's balance in the mouth. Just bits of smoke in the back of palate.

O-- Seriously a top 5 stout. Dry as heck monster but easy to drink. More fruit than expected, mixed in with enough chocolate. Well hidden alcohol and only real complaint is not enough smoke. One of the best imperial stouts I have tried in the last 18 months. More European than American due to the lack of sweetness and how dry it was. Pleasure to drink. (1,272 characters)

Photo of stx00lax
4.8/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- pours a real dark brown with mocha colored head. Standard big stout.

S-Fudge brownies and tootsie rolls. Bits of vanilla, molasses and dark fruits creep through.

T- Similar to the smell with more of the tawny port/wine flavors taking over. A bit of oaky booze and smoke round out the finish. This beer is incredibly balanced with all of the bold flavors happening, its definitely one of the more impressive tasting stouts that ive tried to date.

M- Medium bodied liquid velvet. A lower than usual, but appropriate I think, level of carbonation considering the vinous nature of this beer. The oakiness helps to hide the alcohol well and dries out the sweetness a bit ultimately helping to balance things out.

O- Quite exceptional. I think the overall complexity and balance of this one really shine. The blend of stout, wine, smoke and barrel of this one world class. (874 characters)

Photo of levifunk
4.8/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle. shared with the usual suspects.

a - pour is black as expected, and a dark brown head. pretty sexy.

s - smoke, baking chocolate, caramel

t - wow. with all the hype around this beer, I was a little leery to fall in love with this, but there is no doubt this is a world-class beer. chocolate, vanilla, smoke, and a bit of bitter hops on the end. amazingly well balanced. the smoke flavor is like no other found in other stouts. it is continually present, but subtle.

m - big body. thick and creamy.

overall - so good. I hope to come across this beer again, but I doubt i'll be so fortunate. (605 characters)

Photo of Kuaff
4.76/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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. (989 characters)

Photo of schmoopsbeer
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle in to firestone tulip
served at cellar temp

Color: Pours almost jet black. Hints of mocha shine around the edges of the glass. A nice tan one finger head forms in the glass, but it dissolves quite quickly.

Nose: Just superb! Light smoke, roast, and great oak presence. Hints of roasted coffee beans, mellow chocolate, with hints of tobacco. Quite complex.

Palate: Medium to full bodied. Extremely drinkable with the perfect amount of carbonation. The abv is well masked throughout the beer. On the tongue you first get the smoke followed by waves of roasted coffee and tobacco. At the back end the vanilla and cab barrel presence begins to show.

Finish: Smooth and uber complex. Great texture and layers. An incredible stout that shines above all others out there.

Rating: 97/100 (791 characters)

Photo of AgentZero
4.74/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Man I love me some smoked stout. Thanks to Alex for bringing this one (I think).

A - Dark black beer with a tiny mocha head that didn't stay for long and left nothing on the sides.

S - Roast, little bit of smoke, some chocolate, and some sweetness. Nothing jumps out at you, rather the aromas blend together nicely and can be individually picked out.

T - This is a well balanced stout. The sweetness sticks out a little bit in the form of chocolate and toffee, but combines nicely with the roast. Smoke is present, but I wish it were just a touch stronger, although there is nothing to complain about. For some reason I'm thinking of Czar Jack or BA Speedway when I'm drinking this, but it might just be my imagination. Great taste.

M - Full bodied and smooth.

O - Really great beer, I have yet to drink something by MS that isn't a quality brew. This is quite well balanced and offers something for everyone. Recommended. (927 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.73/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i deserve it, MAC in full effect!

the color was a very deep dark chocolate brown, Some very light, and I mean very light side glass lace formed as I made my way down the glass,

The first thing I noticed was a tremendous amount of port in the smell. smell of roasted coffee then followed, mixed in with what almost seemed to be to be like some kind rich burnt tobacco smell, bit of sweetness in there, albeit small; however, it was there and gave off a caramelized sugar note of some sort, bitter dark chocolate mingling in now and really staring to battle it out with the vineious like port. Notes of oak now hitting the stage, really giving it that earthy tone

Rich dark chocolate notes were swirling around in here, mingling with everything that came there way, including a touch of sweet lactose, which tried to drag some light in here, smoked tobacco that I picked up in the smell, Some hints of vanilla starting to poke around, and then come some black licorice, oak like earthy notes dominate and bring together the chocolate and the vanilla. The finish in a class of its own. (1,087 characters)

Photo of kevanb
4.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Brian for bringing this to our tasting, 22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Never thought I'd be trying this one.

It pours a viscous jet black color, no light is getting through this guy. A nice caramel colored head appears, nice tight bubbles, about a half finger to a finger, dissipates quickly leaving behind no lacing but a nice ring of film along the rim of the glass as well as some residual film atop the beer. The aromas are wonderful, nice roasted coffee, charred wood, smokey malt, but I was impressed with how tame to overall level of smoke was. I'm not usually a fan of smoked beers or rauchbiers but the way Bar Fly highlighted smoke, without going overboard was amazing. Notes of dark fruit, chocolate and some sweet alcohol all show up in the nose as well. The flavors are wonderful, nice smooth, rich dark chocolate, dark fruits, cherries, plums, a bit of the wine, transitions nicely into the roastier flavors. The coffee element jumped out at me, nice layer of toasted wood, much fainter smoked malts, a bit alcohol with some caramel sweetness at the finish. The body is perfection, big, smooth, rich, syrupy, low carbonation, but just enough to enhance the richness and give it that big body.

Verdict: Can't say enough about this one. A huge shout out to Midnight Sun for this stout, the flavors are fantastic, not too smokey, but with just enough roast, bold, complex, smooth, rich and decadent, what more could you want in a stout? (1,464 characters)

Photo of hooliganlife
4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

big thanks to Sean9689 for this. never expected to try this!

pour was deep black, thick, light creamy head.

sweet fruit, deep charred oak, light roasted malt. very vibrant and lively.

simply amazing. a mild sweetness that mixed with a complex combination of dark fruit, light oak, and light smooth smokey and roasted malt. bit of chocolate and coffee. very deep and complex. booze was barely noticeable. this was everything a stout should strive to be.

thick, chewy, mild to moderate carbonation. lined your glass and your mouth.

this blew me away, i loved it. no hype here, just one amazing stout. (605 characters)

Photo of alcstradamus
4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by an unknown guy at Darkness Day, reviewing on a semi-fresh palate.

I don't really care about appearance, but this has great legs and a motor oil appearance.

Complex nose with sweet molasses, smoke, dark fruits, and roast.

Flavor is a phenomenal and complex and balanced blend of molasses, raisin, coffee bean bitterness, and a bit of boozy heat.

Mouthfeel is medium full and creamy and just right.

Overall this is a fantastic beer. Drink it now, don't wait. Everything is well integrated. World class offering. (524 characters)

Photo of raveskdr
4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Always been a want. Smoked beer in wine barrels? Don't mind if I do! Huge ups to starrdogg for this mini whale. Poured into my FFF Teku.

A - Dense and dark, very viscous when pouring. Medium brown head that laces decently well.

S - Super slight touch of smoke right up front, lots more dark fruit and roastiness. There is this really bizarre metallic smell when first poured. (note: this dissipates when it warms up). Concerning.

T - Boom. The smokiness and juicy, fruity red wine right up front. They blend together perfectly, crazily enough. There is a big amount of roast and smoke on the back end.

M - Silky smooth, crazily slow for the smoke/barrel. Not a touch of alcohol in any facet. Amazing.

O - Wow. I was both super intrigued and dubious about this beer. Needless to say, even after the rocky start, this beer delivers and some. I don't know if I'll ever be able to drink it again (or how long it'll hold up), but I can't imagine this beer isn't right near it's sweet spot right now. A mini whale that stands up to the hype! (1,040 characters)

Photo of hopluva1
4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to BigE90 for the 22 oz. served in a snifter @ 50-55*

This is black with just a slight light brown head. Aroma is not to complex, it is bourbon barrel with a hint of smoke. This beer comes to life when you taste it. Bourbon(not sure if it was in a bourbon barrel), roasted barley, some dark fruitiness and alcohol flavor blend well together. The smoke just lingers there adding one more layer of flavor.

I really enjoyed this beer, hopefully they will produce it again. (478 characters)

Photo of billab914
4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into my Portsmouth tulip. It poured thick looking and pitch black in color. A thin, frothy, dark colored head barely covers the top of the beer and is already sticking to the edges of the glass.

The aroma is showing a really nice chocolatey flavor with some red wine and dark fruits to it. I get some woody oak and vanilla mixing in along with just a hint of smoke. A little bit of alcohol is present, but not bad for the abv. Great aroma overall, it had some really good, bold flavors to it but they really come together well.

The taste blends the roasty, chocolaty, slightly smoky flavors of the Imperial stout with the Cabernet barrel characteristics perfectly. The base imperial stout really comes together well, it's extremely smooth and flavorful. I get some oak and vanilla coming from the barrel aging, but the slight wine like, dark fruit character that comes out in it is what really impresses me. It gives it a little bit of a chocolatey wine character that I'm really liking. Some darker, bitter-sweet chocolate seems to balance out the finish. The flavors really compliment each other in it, with so much going on I'm extremely impressed how well it came together.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side and somewhat slick. Carbonation is on the lower side. Overall it was a fantastic beer. Everything came together pretty much perfectly in it. I loved how well the wine barrel complimented the imperial stout flavors. It was so smooth and so flavorful. I'm buying the hype on this one, I thought it was really something special. (1,564 characters)

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.67/5  rDev +5.2%
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. (1,012 characters)

Photo of bolojm
4.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A thick, black beer with minimal head and carbonation. Aromas of molasses, dark fruit, licorice, a hint of oak. This is a complex beer on the palate. I was originally afraid of the oak/smoke combination, but smoke flavor is very low, and oak flavor is low, but present. A heavy molasses, chocolate, coffee, roasted (without being burnt) and dark fruit flavors are all there, and balance well together. This is a full bodied beer with medium-low carbonation. Awesome to sip on for an hour or two on a quiet evening at home. (522 characters)

Photo of OrangeAmps
4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle sent by BigE90. Thank you SO MUCH. Shared with some friends. Poured into Cigar City snifter.

Appearance: motor oil, pitch black, complete darkness. Very minimal head, though sufficiently carbonated. Light does not pass through this beer in any capacity.

Smell: Amazing. The nose is greeted with a ton of booze, chocolate, and some smoke. I drank this when it was semi-chilled, so perhaps that's why the booze was so prominent. I also picked up a light oak character, which was well hidden.

Taste: very complex. Lots of cocoa and roasted malts, and lots of booze. My god, the booze. Also, some notes of what can best be described as breakfast- maple syrup and bacon abound (im guessing the bacon character im picking up is just the smoke). There was a pronounced sweetness, but it was complemented by the bittering cocoa flavors, etc. Well balanced and extremely enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is plentiful, but not overpowering. The flavors are extremely well balanced, and the oak character is subdued. To me, the booze was a bit overpowering, but not in a bad way. The viscosity was just right, not very thick but not quite thin either.

Amazing. Glad i was lucky enough to get a crack at this one.

It is worth noting that the people i shared this with represent a diverse group of beer drinkers. None of them are BMC only, but many are fairly new to craft. The rest, like myself, are still relatively new but have been around for long enough to develop a slightly educated palette. But, everyone in the group, from the #9 drinkers to the bourbon barrel stout drinkers, absolutely loved this beer. (1,630 characters)

Photo of gford217
4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to a great BA for this bottle.

Pours seriously dark, oil slick black, with a small but thick mocha head that shows decent retention and leaves sticky legs along the sides.

Whoa, this thing has a fantastic nose, massively complex. Starts out with dark, bakers chocolate, licorice and just enough smoke to make me take notice. There is a bit of oak in there as well, but nothing dominates the nose. Everything fits together.

The taste is seeming more complex. It's like the beer takes on three different forms. Starts with heavily roasted chocolate malts, bitter almost. This is swept away with a combination of sweetness, licorice especially, and the smoky notes. The smoke lingers a bit in the finish along with some spicy oak and a return of the bitter chocolate....floored me.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. It's pretty thick on the palate, sticking through the finish. Just coats the mouth completely.

Another fantastic beer from MSBC, using the smoke to supplement a great base beer, not letting it dominate. Can't believe the ABV is over 12%. Big ups to the boys in Anchorage. (1,119 characters)

Photo of KevSal
4.62/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to lakersfan16 for this guy!

22oz bottle into a snifter

A- Look spot on! completely dark with a deep brown, maybe half inch head. disolves to a a dark ring around the glass

s- YES! this guy fills the room! Smokey, sweet chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate. a strong particular smell reminiscent to hunahpu and apple brandy zhukov actually. full body aroma fills your nose.

t- bitter chocolates. smoke flavors are present but not over-bearing. all the flavors are balanced very well together. bitter chocolate after taste. delicious

m- mouth feel definitely helps the flavors come out. thick and chewy. perfect carbonation.

o- very well crafted beer. every works together really well. the nose is just amazing. was surprised to see this guy sit at 12.6! only .4 less than bcs, but nowhere near the heat. thank goodness i got another!

EDIT: this guys a creeper. it goes down so smooth it'll f*ck you up rightquick (928 characters)

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Bar Fly (2011) from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.