Arctic Rhino Coffee Porter | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Arctic Rhino Coffee PorterArctic Rhino Coffee Porter
BA SCORE
53.2%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 342 ratings
Arctic Rhino Coffee PorterArctic Rhino Coffee Porter
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
Ranking:
#24,690
Reviews:
183
Ratings:
342
Liked:
182
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
10.48%
Alströms:
Ø
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
44
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 342 |  Reviews: 183
Photo of mbarnes0
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of GilGarp
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber brought back from Portland, OR a month ago.

Served cold into a goblet, Arctic Rhino is a nearly black beer with thick off-white head that is slow to settle and leaves some nice lacing.

Aroma is rich and roasty with a great cold-press coffee smell.

Flavor is excellent - just what you would expect a coffee porter to offer - roasted malt and coffee beans, chocolate, and very mild smoke.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and nicely carbonated.

Overall a very delicious coffee porter. I really wish we could get it here in Colorado.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour is black with tight light brown head that holds tight for a while. Nose is lots of olive, light chocolate cake, sweet plum and roasted coffee grounds. Taste has a bit more smooth coffee, light olive and milk chocolate, and sweet plum and cherry. Body is smooth, creamy an lush with a lighter carbonation.

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Photo of SPRichard
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of maximep
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to TATURBO for sharing this bottle!

poured into snifter glass.

Vintage- Fall of 2011.

Appearance: black bodied beer with a thin white cap. Cap drops down to nothing.

Smell: mild roasty coffee and black licorice with a hint of sweetness from malts.

Taste: coffee grounds jump right out. Didnt think the coffee was going to still be this strong based on the nose of this beer. Its moderately bitter. Almost tastes like a cold cup of coffee. A touch of cardboard oxidation notes. Midpalate starting to find tobacco and molasses. A little bit ashey in the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad coffee porter by Midnight Sun. I will need to revisit this beer when its a fresh bottle.

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Photo of gueuzegossage
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of azdback
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Bruery tulip. Dark black with dark brown highlight. A huge three finger head rises from the darkness and is dark cocoa colored and creamy in appearance. Head lays down rather quickly and leaves a nice lace pattern on the glass.

Smell is mostly coffee but has some other dark roasted smells. Charred wood and tart, dark fruit. Fig, cherry. Tobacco.

Taste isn't as great as the smell. There is some weak coffee and a bit of dark fruit but that is about it. The fruit is mostly like a cherry and is almost over bearing. Blah.

Mouth is rather thin. Carbonation is light and the finish is short and on the dry side for a porter.

Overall I didn't really enjoy this. Flavors are weak and the mouth is rather thin. Buy it and try it if the price is right but not something I would spent any amount of time or money getting.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review from 11/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a dark brown. Tan head disappears quickly. Nice malty coffee aroma. Coffee, toasty malts. Quite pleasant, but thin bodied and not assertive. I'd try it again except the coffee woke me up at night.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a dark as night black with a thin dark brown head which left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: there was a little coffee, roasted chocolate malts, lots of sweetness, and slight vanilla notes as well.

T: coffee was definitely more apparent on the palate alongside chocolatey sweetness, roasty malts and vanilla accents.

M: the brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, roasty, chocolatey, coffee, and slight creamy finish.

O: I honestly thought it was going. To be a whole lot better so I was a little dissapointed, oh well.

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4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Andrew for this bottle! Bottled in 2nd week of November 2011. Poured in to Founders tulip.

A - Dark black. Half a finger of medium brown head that quickly reduced to a ring around the glass.

S - Heavily roasted malts, dark roasted coffee and some char.

T - Big coffee flavour up front accompanies a slight bitterness. Big roasted malt profile and some lighter notes of char and sweet molasses add depth.

M - Medium body, light to moderate carbonation.

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Photo of SHODriver
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours black with a small tan head with minimal retention
S: coffee, coffee, and more coffee
T: coffee, sweet chocolate, and some coffee roastyness. huge coffee flavor on the swallow.
M: medium in the mouth with moderate carbonation
O: it's good but the coffee flavor is a bit too strong.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

Arctic Rhino Coffee Porter from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 53.2% out of 100 with 342 ratings
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