Midnight Satin | Portneuf Valley Brewing

BA SCORE
70.6%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 17 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portneuf Valley Brewing
Idaho, United States
portneufvalleybrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Assertive malt sweetness with little to no hop bitterness, mild roasted coffeelike flavor and a full body.

Added by xymyl on 03-08-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,881
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
17
Liked:
12
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
24.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery in Pocatello, Idaho.
This arrived with a good head over a near black body.
Smoke, toffee, vanilla and chocolate in the admirably complex aroma.
Flavor: lightly bitter finish after some sweetness up front. Sweet dark bread with some light spicy hop flavors.
Creamy smooth, medium-full body.

 316 characters

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boodks
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of MFMB
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Markey
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of KlayWey
2/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of JHendu
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Scotchboy
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler purchased at the brewery in Pocatello, poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Dark and nearly opaque, with slightly transparent shades of brown at the edges...decent head and lacing considering the carbonation of an old growler.

S: Dark malt with hints of wort or sweet mash...charred earth, roasted malt, coffee, hints of smoke, maybe a touch of caramel.

T: Lots of malt here, smooth and creamy...subtly sweet...hints of smoke, coffee grounds, burnt toffee, hints of a grassy hop.

MF: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy with low carbonation...does kind of have a 'satin-like' feel.

O: A nice drinker, definitely my favorite of everything I've tried from Portneuf. This begs to be paired with ice cream or something sweet.

 730 characters

Photo of mhaugo
1/5  rDev -73.5%

Photo of chrismw11
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of ottovon
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: opaque, dark brown with ruby highlights. a brown head that faded quickly.

S: a nice dark chocolate aroma. some sweetness. there is roasted malt, toffee, and hints coffee.

T: just like the aroma. dark chocolate, toffee, roasted malt and some coffee. starts out with a subtle sweetness and then get bitter like roasted malt and dark chocolate are.

M: medium with medium carb. smooth and creamy.

O: a good offering. a good dessert beer.

 444 characters

Photo of ditmier
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draught @ pontneuf- pours thin and dk dk brown with a nice tan head...aroma is toasty cocoa and lightly roasted grain...flavour is similar, a touch of sweetness and a bit thin on the end, but a nice sweet stout that I’m glad I sought out...

Got to try this again recently...more roast and chocolate, more well integrated than I remember, tasty beer.

 352 characters

Photo of bagpiper2005
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour: opaque black/deep red with a tan, frothy head that had small bubbles, retained well, and left a bit of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Lactose sweetness, coffee, chocolate malts, and the faintest bit of hoppiness underlying it all.

Taste: Big wallop of vanilla sweetness up front, which gives way to a semi-sweet chocolate malt/toffee taste with underlying hints of dark fruit and coffee. Finishes with a light hop bitterness. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full, creamy, and with low carbonation. Smooth as velvet.

Drinkability: Easy to sip, goes down well, but it's very filling.

Final Notes: One of my favorites from PVB. Have it about once per week. Goes well with just about all the different food pairings they offer.

 736 characters

Photo of Talisker
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the brewpub May 2008. If I recall correctly, the chalkboard over the bar described this as a cream stout, but the brewery's web site and the BA style make no mention of this.

This was the best of the nine or so beers I tried - the only one I ordered a full pint of after trying the tasters, and the only one that would hold its own on a broader stage.

Very nice black pour, brown highlights with a medium brown head. Fine bubbles of consistent size. Aroma is malty and sweet, notes of chocolate. Taste is very well integrated with the aroma; no off-notes or missteps, but lacks the last bit of complexity of some of my favorite local stouts from Northern California. Texture is definitely creamy, but could use just a little more body - borders on porter-like.

Not a world-beater, but definitely a good beer - if you find yourself in Pocatello, Idaho, make a special stop to try this one.

 905 characters

Photo of xymyl
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Color is a very dark black/reddish brown with a creamy tan head, good carbonation.

Aroma is coffee, chocolate and caramel with fresh wheat toast and some vanilla mingled with a light sweetly floral quality.

Flavor is the same with some fruity sweetness underneath it all. Hops mingle with the toasted and black malt notes perfectly. Plenty of character to keep your interest, yet with a fairly clean, lightly bitter wet/dry finish.

Mouthfeel is meduim but there is a rich creaminess that somehow combines with the dark roasted malts and carries it all through. This is very good.

 588 characters

Midnight Satin from Portneuf Valley Brewing
Beer rating: 70.6% out of 100 with 17 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.