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Midnight Sun Espresso Stout - Yukon Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: lipschitz on 04-12-2004)
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Photo of Mlkluther
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Great beer - very strong rich flavours.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of northof60hops
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of DaveR514
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a thin light brown head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of semi-sweet dark toasted malt, chocolate, hints of coffee and vanilla. Flavor follows aroma with dark toasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Medium bodied with a nice mouth feel. A quite nicely made coffee stout that is well balanced, almost to the point of making it difficult to isolate the different flavors. The finish reveals a good coffee flavor and light bitterness. Somewhat mellow but well integrated, an enjoyable stout with good light coffee flavor. My second beer from Yukon and another good one.

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Free beer from a beer buddy who went to Yukon Brewing company.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin white to off white foamy head that dissipated and left some light lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer.
The smell had a huge amount of espresso over some nice cocoa flavors.
The taste was balanced nicely between the espresso and the cocoa, roasty and sweet.
The mouthfeel was slightly sharp but not intruding. There's a nice bittersweet roastiness strolling over my palate.
Overall, wow, this was a really nice espresso stout that I could definitely do again.

Photo of andy1701
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of psdriscoll
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Nightwing
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

Photo of Olek4374
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of PJT
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of sdm9465
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of rogerdandy
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of graybayou
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Erik-P
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Krakpoff
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of ludachris
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Midnight Sun Espresso Stout from Yukon Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.