Midnight Lightning | Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company
California, United States
tioga-sequoia.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by aquazr1 on 03-07-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,216
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
37
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by kbuzz:
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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Photo of RyanK252
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours dark as midnight, no light passes through, with a rich brown head that settles and laces reasonably well.

S: Dark chocolate, maybe some light maple syrup, a bit earthy, with notable alcohol.

T: Big chocolate up front, dark malt sweetness, a bit earthy, the alcohol is noticeable throughout, especially as it warms. It almost has a bourbon barrel aged quality to it.

M: Full body, relatively low carbonation, pretty creamy, with some warmth.

O: The potential is there for this one if it's given a chance to age and mellow out a bit, but for now it's just too hot with the alcohol.

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Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oak forward. Vanilla & bourbon. Char and some chocolate, but this one is all a about the oak. Woody. Very good offering. Not overly boozy for the ABV. glad I was able to try.

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Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thedemise
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 5EKF
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dutesanch
2.03/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Beer is jet black with a very bright white head. I found the smell to be decent but the taste was very odd. The only thing I could compare it to was nail polish. The beer hurt to drink. Tioga sequoia makes awesome beers with Rush Hour being better than any other coffee stout/porter out there but this one was very unpleasant. If you have one then maybe some age will smooth it out a little.

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Photo of Mikewooten
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of bnelson997
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Joey209
4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of soughtbygod
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of raiderob
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bomber into pint glass.dirty brownish foamy head with jet black body.that fades away leaving a lattice of lacing,foamy bubbles of carbonation look like golden stars. Toffee caramel aromas with a nice dirty taste.somewhat of a alcohol burn . Prost❗

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Photo of Deerin
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pure black, leaves a chocolate milk head that recedes but persists on the edges.

The smell is dark malt, ash, roasted, vanilla/boozy/sweetness/plum
Taste is deep, deep roasted malt, smooth. Bitter chocolate, coffee, that standard imperial stout taste I can't quite describe. Some fruit in the flavor, fig or plum, but this is not as pronounced, which is how I like it.

Creamy. Not overly chewy. Excellent for the 12% level, would cellar this readily.

An excellent imperial stout, great work once again from T-S.

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Photo of MattHarr
4.8/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Blaze5445
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BillRoth
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at T-S tasting room in Fresno. Nice Imp Stout. Very drinkable

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Midnight Lightning from Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 37 ratings