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Moscow - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 57
Gots: 47 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
First brewed as part of our 2011 World Tour series, MOSCOW Rye Russian Imperial Stout is a hefty, opaque black liquid that pours slowly and soulfully into your snifter. A high percentage of spicy rye and roasted dark malts create a dense, chewy yet elegant winter wonderland of flavors. And from AK we say: Let it Snow…in Moscow.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 12-31-2011)
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27%

07-12-2013 04:37:58 | More by phishphorce
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27%

05-24-2014 20:54:22 | More by nrs207
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Jpoo


3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

07-23-2014 20:44:27 | More by Jpoo
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

06-23-2013 14:04:13 | More by ShanePB
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Bottle courtesy of GT2. Served in a Midnight Sun goblet. Pours near black with a short mocha head. Nose has quite a bit of roast along with some ash. Strong roast and a bit of chocolate. Flavor has quite a bit of ash. Medium body. Slightly viscous. Ashy and dry. A bit bitter. Not a huge fan.

12-15-2012 18:37:54 | More by Thorpe429
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -19%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black. Pours with no head, but then it wells up a nice mocha head. Thick mocha collar. Rebuilds with every swirl.

Smell - Chocolate. I think I smell the rye. Alcoholic and a little ashy.

Taste - A significant improvement. Fruity. Chocolatey. Some smokiness. A little bitter and sweet in the finish. Tastes like a Baltic porter in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Odd body. Kinda thin. Again like a lager in the finish.

Overall - Not sold on this. All over the place. Some is good, some is bad.

05-28-2013 01:32:58 | More by Alieniloquium
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -17.3%

A: Poured a sluggish jet black which presents a nice mocha colored cap. Some good head retention leaves a good trail of bubbles around the glass and some lacing after a few moments.

S: Rather lackluster. Some soot, chocolate, booze and rye pretty much sums it up.

T: Initial taste has some soot or ash like notes as Thorpe called it with a buried dark chocolate, dark fruit, a rye presence pops but mellows out and a little booze sting which lingers on throughout the taste. Their is a big underlying roastiness throughout.

M: Full body, agressive on the palate, well carbonated. Just not much going on for me but this beer coats the palate well but i wish it were coated with better tasting notes and flavor

O: Not a bad beer, but a letdown at the pricepoint.

03-29-2013 17:19:11 | More by barleywinefiend
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

09-15-2013 21:15:31 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-07-2013 01:21:07 | More by GRG1313
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

09-26-2013 19:35:49 | More by mdillon86
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

01-08-2014 16:40:33 | More by bostonryan
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carrionricardo

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

09-26-2013 12:01:19 | More by carrionricardo
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IpeeA

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-04-2014 03:47:04 | More by IpeeA
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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

08-05-2014 18:10:09 | More by GClarkage
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

09-17-2013 17:40:51 | More by stakem
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Adamostella

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

04-27-2013 19:42:03 | More by Adamostella
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

09-22-2013 16:39:29 | More by duceswild
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

08-01-2013 02:20:30 | More by Boilerfood
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

01-06-2014 01:52:46 | More by kscaldef
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CoolEthan

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

02-12-2014 02:51:29 | More by CoolEthan
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

11-27-2013 05:00:39 | More by 2beerdogs
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Kendo

New York

3.59/5  rDev -12.7%

The bottle is not dated in any way. I believe I purchased this about 4-6 months ago, so I'm guessing it's the 2012 edition. Paid $12.49 for the 22 oz bottle.

A: Poured from the bomber into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass, slightly aggressively. A slow-forming but thick, chocolate milkshake-type head settles on top - and then stays there. Eventually it settles, leaving a curtain of brown lacing on the glass. It's a nice looking beer at this point. . . .

S: Some chocolate, some spice, some alcohol - and a sense of "old" beer, suggesting oxidation has begun.

T: Interesting mix of sweet and burnt. Some molasses, roasted barley malt and charcoal. Heat from alcohol is felt in the belly. Lingering taste of ash in the aftertaste is not entirely pleasant. A bit of a metallic taste shows up in the aftertaste at times as well.

M: Slick, but not thick enough to be syrupy. Carbonation is nearly non-existent.

O: Not impressed with this one. Too sweet, too ashy, the feel is too slick.

01-26-2014 02:30:13 | More by Kendo
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-12-2014 19:26:09 | More by acurtis
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GoGators

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

12-06-2013 14:20:40 | More by GoGators
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

08-09-2014 22:03:53 | More by st9647v3
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Moscow from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.