Arctic Rhino Coffee Porter | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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84
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341 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
midnightsunbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by local artist & roaster Michael Allen's eccentricly-named blend of coffee beans, Midnight Sun's brewers designed a beer recipe and flavor infusion process that perfectly captures the alluring aroma, satisfying flavor and curious legend of Allen's Arctic Rhino Coffee Blend.

Arctic Rhino Coffee Porter combines two quintessential Pacific Northwest favorites: coffee and ale. The result is wonderfully romantic and robust--a duel-fueled porter that melds charismatic dark malt with freshly roasted coffee beans.

20 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
341
Reviews:
182
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
45
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Sixpoint
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OGdirty
3.02/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MatthewD4
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redliner8
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grant_Satterthwaite
4.85/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer is fantastic. I remember the first time I had it in the summer of 2014 it opened new doors for me and ever since I've preferred porters and stouts to all other beers. Great look, pours heavy and dark with a brown foamy finish. Tastes like the coffee beans it's brewer with. The fact that the BA score for this beer is 84 is misleading because this beer is amazing. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes coffee flavoured beers.

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3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BierBliss
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of A-Sox
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunuelian
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours nearly black and the bottle I had was a bit of a gushy -- way too much dark tan foam all over the place. Didn't smell or taste infected but sure was energetic. The bottle was about a year old.
Lots of roast coffee and chocolate in the aroma.
At first taste, i get more chocolate than coffee, with a bitter and slightly acidic bite at the end and a lingering coffee astringency.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin for a porter.
All in all, pretty tasty beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of craft_is_king
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured this into a snifter. Nice dark body with about two fingers of dark, tan head. A good looking beer.

Smells like a fresh pot of very good coffee, a nice dark roast. Like sitting in Starbucks all day.

Taste is somewhat coffee forward, but doesn't match that gorgeous smell. Slight tang on the back end that reminds me of drinking coffee black.

Mouthfeel is thin. I wish it were creamier, fuller; but I've come across thinner porters.

Overall, this is pretty good. But not a go-to porter like Edmund Fitzgerald. And God knows I wish I could drink Everett every damn day.

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Arctic Rhino Coffee Porter from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
3.73 out of 5 based on 341 ratings.
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