Midnight Still - Coffee & Vanilla
Holy Mountain Brewing Company

Midnight Still - Coffee & VanillaMidnight Still - Coffee & Vanilla
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From:
Holy Mountain Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
99
Avg:
4.57 | pDev: 5.91%
Ratings:
79
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 08, 2018
Added:
Jun 03, 2016
Wants:
  55
Gots:
  23
SCORE
99
World-Class
Midnight Still - Coffee & VanillaMidnight Still - Coffee & Vanilla
Notes: Midnight Still is a coffee/vanilla variant infused with Madagascar vanilla beans and Nine Swans blend coffee from Elm Coffee Roasters in Pioneer Square. (Green Wax)
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4.73/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Radcpa from Washington

Very dark appearance with slight tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a very pleasant vanilla bourbon and slight coffee. Taste is also a very pleasant vanilla bourbon and coffee.

Sep 08, 2018
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4.51/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black, appearing opaque black in the glass, with a quarter inch brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, dried plums, bourbon, oak and faint vanilla. Flavor is dark toasted malt, bourbon, oak, vanilla, dates, light dried plum and a little green pepper. Finishes with smooth vanilla, bourbon and dark malt. Nice medium body with moderate creaminess; silky. My bad for leaving this in my cellar. I forgot the green wax version had coffee and should be drunk immediately for good coffee flavors. While I have no doubt coffee would have added complexity and taste to this, it is fine as it is and has mellowed nicely in two years. The flavor is exactly what one hopes for a few years aging; the flavors have integrated and smoothed out beautifully. This deserved a new/aged comparison, but time has passed by that opportunity. Interestingly as I write this review, I'm starting to pick up some light coffee notes in the flavor, which do add to the depth. Big stouts are my favorite style to have brewed with coffee and this has the perfect body for it. Vanilla flavor is clear, but at a nice level that adds to the smooth balance in the finish. This stout deserves it's legendary status. If it is brewed again in the future (and obtainable without standing in line for hours), I'll certainly try it fresh again.

Feb 22, 2018
 
4.53 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Feb 04, 2018
 
4.5 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jan 29, 2018
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4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

L: pours pitch black with no head
S: coffee and cream
T: coffee and sweet cream, not a big barrel presence.
F: medium thicknesses and sticky. Smooth with alcohol presence.

Sep 10, 2017
 
3.53 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Aug 12, 2017
 
4.29 by EdwardAbbey from Washington on Jun 07, 2017
 
4.46 by Kurmaraja from California on Apr 08, 2017
 
4.53 by Kramerwtmf from California on Apr 07, 2017
 
4.28 by IckyT2012 from Florida on Mar 26, 2017
 
4.3 by lupercmda from North Carolina on Mar 25, 2017
 
4.5 by fthegiants from California on Mar 18, 2017
 
4.29 by Ryannotbryan from Texas on Mar 12, 2017
 
4.31 by jheimbigner from Washington on Mar 04, 2017
 
4.24 by earljones199 from New Hampshire on Mar 01, 2017
 
4.19 by Mike from New Hampshire on Feb 27, 2017
 
4.07 by Mikeypnh from New Hampshire on Feb 27, 2017
 
4.5 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania on Feb 04, 2017
 
4.78 by whitenads from Michigan on Jan 26, 2017
 
4.49 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Jan 20, 2017
 
4.5 by Houser from Pennsylvania on Jan 10, 2017
 
4.5 by CaptainQ from Washington on Dec 31, 2016
 
4.69 by mrchrisray from Ohio on Nov 26, 2016
 
4.46 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Nov 24, 2016
 
4.25 by OneEye78 from Texas on Nov 02, 2016
 
4.5 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky on Oct 29, 2016
 
4.75 by Narthax from Texas on Oct 26, 2016
 
4.5 by t2grogan from Arizona on Oct 19, 2016
 
4.43 by Devman171 from Maryland on Oct 12, 2016
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4.2/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

Pours a deep dark brown, approaching black, with a finger of mocha colored head that leaves a thick crown and solid lacing.

It has a big bourbon aroma ten months after blending. I'm getting cherry, nuts, vanilla and oak. There's some chocolate malt behind. This is delicious smelling.

It's lighter tasting than expected. There's very little heat to it, which surprised me based on the nose. More so, the mouthfeel also seems light bodied for the style, with good carbonation and some definite creaminess.

Again, there's a vanilla bourbon taste up front, with chocolate malts and light coffee notes behind, with the bourbon sweetness competing with the mild coffee and hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Tastes damn good, too.

The vanilla here was very artfully done -- not heavy handed at all. The coffee was on the light side at this late stage, but still added to the taste overall. This one's a definite winner.

Oct 09, 2016
 
4.61 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Sep 05, 2016
 
4.5 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Aug 30, 2016
 
4.44 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Aug 29, 2016
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4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by clay23 from New York

Super dark with a brown foam head, vanilla and bourbon on the nose, tastes are of marshmallow and dark fruits with bourbon, nice fudge and thick feel, overall this is a great beer and one worth seeking out!

Aug 29, 2016
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4.81/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by gibgink from Missouri

Shared at Pulling Nails b4 release. Had alongside Ground State, and this beer was the winner. Pours black, with really good bourbon notes on the nose. There is a coffee presence, but it doesn't overpower the subtle vanilla and barrel notes. Finish lingers on the palate. Very enjoyable beer.

Aug 21, 2016
 
4.5 by brians52 from Virginia on Aug 12, 2016
 
4.5 by TampaRainman from Florida on Aug 11, 2016
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4.68/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by PHBoiler from Illinois

Absolute showstopper. Fairly standard roasty and bourbon nose. The flavor is marshmallows roasted and mixed with dark chocolate. Huge vanilla. Body is well balanced and the bourbon enhances rather than being in the forefront.

Aug 11, 2016
 
4.48 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Aug 11, 2016
 
5 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania on Aug 07, 2016
Midnight Still - Coffee & Vanilla from Holy Mountain Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 79 ratings