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Moscow - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 58
Gots: 49 | 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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3.96/5  rDev -3.9%

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.

cbutova, May 28, 2014
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A - Pours really thick, motor oil, with a really brown espresso head and tight bubbles.

S - The rye is the star of the show as well as dark chocolate and light roasted malts.

T - The taste follows the nose to me with may'be a little bit of sweetness to it.

M - Medium to full bodied, not one of the heavier stouts I've had. The carbonation is a little too high and prickly for me.

O - It's a solid rye stout and it shines through. But, a bit messy in execution.

cvm4, Apr 18, 2014
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Moscow from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.