Moscow - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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4.1/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A rich black pour donning a deep dar brown head which quickly fades to a light scattered froth.
Nose has spicy notes with caraway and hints of pumpernickel bread. A bit of sweet yeast underneath it all.
Palate is on the chewy side, though not as dense as Stone's Woot 2.0. Similar notes as found on the nose ooze through on the taste profile. Light shades of a licorice come through as the finish begins to take shop. Roasted notes develop upon further sips and help to keep the hoppiness balanced.
The bottle indicates 45 IBUs. Perhaps because of the long distance to being this bottle to Southern California, it is on the pricier side at $14.99 for a 22 ounce bottle.
Mildly carbonated. Enjoyable brew though in the category, North Coast's Old Rasputin continues to serve as my benchmark. This brew seems to me to veer closer to Rasputin than some other Imperial Stouts. Moscow brings somewhat more sweetness, very mildly on one side, and very distinctive rye notes on the other side. A nice alternative, though pricier.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 03:43:56 | More by artdob
3.96/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes taken over Memorial Day weekend. Last unique bottle from my November 2013 CA trip.
A- Deep midnight black, thick bodied pour from the bomber to a snifter. Creamy dark mocha tan head rises to a finger with good retention. Frothy ring remains to leave spotty lace
S- Deep dark roast grains and plummy fruits with dark cocoa powder. Toasted nutty feel.
T- Rich melted chocolate and deeply roasted burnt grains. Cherry plummy fruits give the beer a fudge truffle aspect. Toasted grain and rye spice opens up here.
Mf- Thick, creamy body with a chewy, silky texture which is also somewhat oily. Carbonation is medium low and smooth. Roast bitter lingers with no warming from the alcohol. ABV is very well hidden.
Fudgey RIS with a fruit feel that doesn't distract from the main stout elements while also having a bit of a rye flavor.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2014 00:11:24 | More by cbutova
Moscow from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.