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Moscow - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

198 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 56
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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3.75/5  rDev -9%

01-29-2014 04:55:12 | More by SocalKicks
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-27-2014 16:10:40 | More by Hanzo
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Kendo

New York

3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-23-2014 21:59:26 | More by Griffith
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-21-2014 03:03:46 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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Rick778

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-19-2014 03:20:46 | More by Rick778
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-18-2014 21:46:58 | More by standardcherry
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bauermj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-18-2014 04:36:42 | More by bauermj
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15%

01-08-2014 16:40:33 | More by bostonryan
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JorSince88

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-06-2014 02:39:43 | More by JorSince88
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -15%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-05-2014 23:03:41 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Elprico

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-26-2013 21:11:57 | More by Elprico
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oberon

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black as oil slick with a creamy deep beige head that holds together without ever really subsiding.Vanilla and chocolate at first whiff along with mild smokiness,obviously some big black roast is present as well.A full creamy feel it just gldes down with ease,just creaminess and big and chewey at the same time.Flavors of dark fruit and vanilla that meld into a big smokiness that really hits hard, with just a tinge of the sharp rye in the finish along with sticky sweet alcohol.Now this is a different and unique beer just the type of stuff I like to drink this time of year.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 23:12:33 | More by oberon
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GoGators

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9%

12-06-2013 14:20:40 | More by GoGators
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-28-2013 01:15:33 | More by Sarge3130
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -15%

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

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-25-2013 02:12:37 | More by oline73
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PZBREW

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

11-18-2013 17:50:15 | More by PZBREW
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draheim

Washington

4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a deep, dark, oily pitch black w/ a 1-finger reddish brown head that sticks around, settling to a nice cap of foam.

Aroma is chocolate/cocoa, deep bitter roasted malt, dark fruit, molasses.

Taste is likewise a complex blend of dry cocoa, roasty malt, and bitter chocolate. Alcohol well hidden.

Mouthfeel is thick and coating, viscous, but still somehow manages a semi-dry finish.

Overall a really outstanding RIS, one of the best I've had.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 05:26:05 | More by draheim
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

11-14-2013 14:30:12 | More by Jamison85
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-03-2013 19:27:56 | More by geuze_gone_wild
Moscow from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.