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Midnight Sun Espresso Stout - Yukon Brewing Company

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Midnight Sun Espresso StoutMidnight Sun Espresso Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lipschitz on 04-12-2004)
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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.

Photo of Long813
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Scrylol
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of lgmol
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of CurtisD
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mmurphy525
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of NightINgale
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of ptarmigan98
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of zachloveshisbeer
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A dark, wicked brew poured into a pint glass with little or no head retention. Smells of coffee, chocolate and caramel tones and I also get a slight alcohol on the nose. The taste is beyond your wildest dreams and packs quite the wallop. I find that this is truly a winter warmer and being that it's from the Yukon, they need all the help they can get! When you don't see the sun for weeks on end and the snow is piled up past your roof, you want to be drinking this while nestled in your Snuggie next to your fireplace.

Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of blackcloud
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of nquigley16
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of highway99
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of cfalovo97
1/5  rDev -74.1%

Photo of Otterburn
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before november 2012..

Very dark appearance, totally black.
Small beige head, around the glass, poured into my Guinness pint.
I cant see any carbonation..

Smashy coffee espresso smell, stout smell.

Taste vvery much as an espresso, nice torrefication,
Bitterness is alright

mouthfeel: a bit thick, ,low carbonation and long coffee aftertaste

Overall, enjoy
very drinkable for a strong stout*

Photo of Melomanemusher
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Reswald
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of microwavabledish
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of nighthawk
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

341 mL bottle with date notched in label poured into pint glass. Noticed too late that this beer is two months past its best-by date. Oh well, let's give it a shot anyway.

Pours a deep enough brown to be confused with black, only hints of oaky brown at the edges when held to light. Mocha head is a finger high and bubbly, fades quickly, but leaves nice lacing on the glass.

Nose is a nicely potent coffee, roasted grains, hints of chocolate and caramel.

Coffee holds back a bit in the flavour. It's still there, but I get more of a caramel and roasted/charred bread and grain flavour up front, and some fruity esters and mild bitterness on the finish.

Smooth body, nice carbonation, but a bit too thin for my liking.

Overall this is a good espresso stout, and if I lived in Montreal, I would likely buy this regularly if it were available all winter. It's no Peche Mortel, but it's tasty.

Photo of leaddog
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very dark, almost black in colour (unable to see through it) with right amount of head.

Smell: Roasted espresso beans, dark chocolate undertones.

Taste: Immediately hit with espresso flavour, with a little bit of a roasted taste. Pleasant aftertaste with a lingering coffee flavour.

Mouthfeel: Goes down very nice and smooth. Perfect amount of bubbles for this style of beer.

Overall: This is one of the best flavoured stouts I have ever tasted. I cannot think of a single thing that would need improvement. I highly recommend it for a cool, crisp day in the fall or winter (it'll warm you right up!). A true classic from Yukon Brewing.

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