3000 Belgian-Style Barleywine - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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3.49/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: Poured a very dark brownish color, it was pretty hard to pick out anyother hues or highlights since it was poured/consumed in the dark next to a campfire. However, it did provide a nice tannish colored cap with decent head retention and lacing.
S: A sour oxidation like note on the nose, with some big fruits and candy notes. A little booze sting on the nostrils, It's not really overpowering or promising but it smells sweet and "fruity" so lets give it a whirl....
T: Initial tartness from some cherries, grape skins and oxidation....It's backed up by a caramel and toffee candy sugar body. Some waves of oxidation like notes appear and disappear. The finish is sweet, dry and odd with sordove a lingering tartness and booze
M: Medium body, well carbonated, easy to drink with a touch of sweetness and oxidation.
O: Not what I was expecting. Sometimes to much of a good thing can result in a mess. While this beer was not bad it was a letdown in a way. The oxidation notes on the taste smooth out after it warms and airs out.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2013 21:05:44 | More by barleywinefiend
4.23/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Was lucky enough to have this on tap at the brewery this week, 6oz. serving
My first impression of this beer was excellent. From the woody stone fruit smell (reminiscent to me of ripe plums toasted on an oak campfire) to the blast of cordial-like alcoholic sweetness (reminiscent of a cherry wine) with a finish that was very vinous indeed. The look of this beer is just as epic, slight tan head with a very dark rich almost purple hue. maybe its this color that makes me think this is a beer for a king... The thick viscous quality of this beer also fits wonderfully (and like many of the dark beers from MS) this one truly feels epic all the way down your throat. My only gripe with this beer was that it was very sweet almost a cordial beer, but it fits nicely as a special after dinner sipper without a doubt.
Serving type: on-tap
09-05-2013 11:29:47 | More by oceanman907
3.59/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.
Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, dark fruit, and red wine aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit, malt, and red wine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that shows a better barrel aged presence in the aroma to me.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2013 16:43:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
3000 Belgian-Style Barleywine from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.