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Midnight Sun Espresso Stout - Yukon Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.77%
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 Long813
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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

Scrylol, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of lgmol
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

CurtisD, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of mmurphy525
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

mmurphy525, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Kmat10, May 29, 2013
Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of NightINgale
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

NightINgale, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of ptarmigan98
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

ptarmigan98, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of zachloveshisbeer
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

zachloveshisbeer, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

MrTinnedPEach, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of blackcloud
3/5  rDev -22.1%

blackcloud, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of nquigley16
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

nquigley16, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +3.9%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of highway99
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

highway99, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
1/5  rDev -74%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Otterburn
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
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*

Otterburn, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Melomanemusher
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Melomanemusher, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Reswald
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Reswald, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev +3.9%

oldp0rt, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of microwavabledish
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

microwavabledish, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of nighthawk
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

nighthawk, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of leaddog
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
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.

leaddog, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of CrazyMike
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black appearance with a thick brown head that quickly disappears leaving good licensing. Smell consists of roasted malt, strong coffee, chocolate and smokiness.

Taste has a strong espresso hint to it, thought I was drinking coffee at first. Picked up roasted malt, smokiness, toffee, grain with a hint of chocolate and vanilla as well. Surprisingly light bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is a beer version of the aftertaste for coffee.

This is definitely a unique stout, I didn't expect "Espresso Stout" to be so literal. On top of the dark complex taste, it is very drinkable. A must try if you’re a coffee fan

CrazyMike, Sep 10, 2011
Midnight Sun Espresso Stout from Yukon Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.