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Midnight Sun Espresso Stout - Yukon Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

93 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yukon Brewing Company visit their website
Yukon, Canada

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lipschitz on 04-12-2004)
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4.16/5  rDev +8.1%

andy1701, Sep 07, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -10.6%

psdriscoll, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Nightwing
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured from bottle. Great aroma of coffee and chocolate. Pours black with minimal tan head. Medium bitter taste. Full bodied, creamy texture, with soft carbonation. Overall an excellent stout that is just bitter enough, well balanced.

Nightwing, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

From a bottle, pours a charcoal dark black, looks a little thin and watery. It looks literally like a shot of cold espresso.

Nose is roasty, espresso beans, bitter cocoa. The flavor is how you would expect after the nose. It is dominated by the espresso, bitter coffee, some vanilla, roasted caramel with some bitter hops balancing in. Overall, this is good, I like it, but not a top tier in the style.

nmann08, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Olek4374
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

I've always been a big fan of Yukon brewing's products, and this one has been sitting in my fridge for a while, so I ought to finally get it over with.

It has that great black colour of any stout, albeit with not much head. Very smooth sipping with extremely mild carbonation, but quite big on aroma. You know that smell when you fill a coffee filter with fresh coffee? That's what this smells like, although obviously a little colder.

The espresso really comes out in the taste along with a sweet malty backing. The body is nice and creamy like most other stouts, but lacking a little something. My favourite stouts have a deeper flavour than what is present here, and have a bit of a heavier body. Nevertheless, this is a good specimen.

Olek4374, Aug 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

jrouly, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Shawn_Winters, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

22Blue, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Socialiste, May 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

celticcanuck, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

schnarr84, Feb 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

PJT, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

sdm9465, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

rogerdandy, Dec 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

graybayou, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Erik-P, Nov 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Krakpoff, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of ludachris
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

Its deep cola brown body appears black when the glass is full. A finger's worth of wispy khaki coloured head doesn't have much stick and neither does the lace.

Freshly ground coffee beans and roasted malts compete to be the most prominent character in the nose where there is no clear winner. The latter gives off a dry, slightly smoky note. Silky milk chocolate and cocoa powder really come through as well. Chocolate covered raisins come to mind. Vanilla beans compliment the smooth chocolate character and round out the nose quite nicely. It's not the most pronounced coffee stout I've put my nose to but it is one of the more complex ones.

Roasted malts and coffee beans possess an equal weight in the taste. They come in unison, drying out the entire palate with a roasted, slightly smoky, and subtly bitter quality. These qualities have a dark chocolate backing to them. There's a touch of vanilla and berry sweetness mixed in with the chocolate as well but their presence is faint.

The body is light to medium with a clean feel and dry throughout. The soft creaminess is much appreciated. I like stouts to carry more weight to them and at 6.2% ABV, this one definitely has room to pack more of that in.

Overall, a good and clean coffee stout. The coffee is easily detectable but isn't over powering and is balanced nicely with the rest of the qualities of the beer. If the weight was there in the feel, this would have been great. I still enjoyed it nonetheless.

ludachris, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Long813
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Long813, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Scrylol
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%

Pours a one finger mocha colored head that disappears really quickly. Lots of lacing. Black body. Looks nice, shame of lack of head though.

Sweet milk chocolate with coffee, vanilla, caramel notes. Slight peppery aroma... okay. Bit of alcohol smell as well, weird for a beer with only 6.2% ABV.

Coffee, espresso, chocolate, vanilla, and malty notes on the tongue. Delicious. Despite the smell, there was no peppery or alcohol taste. Slight hop bitterness, bit heavier on the malt side. Really good.

Creamy, silky, smooth mouthfeel. Nice carbonation.

A nice espresso stout from Yukon Brewing. My first beer with them, and so far it seems great. Despite the questionable aroma, the taste was fantastic.

Scrylol, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

lgmol, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

CurtisD, Jul 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

mmurphy525, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Kmat10, May 29, 2013
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Midnight Sun Espresso Stout from Yukon Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.