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Son Of A Berserker! | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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3.95/5
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59 Ratings
Son Of A Berserker!Son Of A Berserker!
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Small" Imperial Stout. This is a malt-centric beer so hops are not the feature. This is "Son of Berserker" - second runnings, usually called "small beer", of Berserker Imperial Stout. So at 8% ABV, "small" is relative--literally, as this little guy is the son of a great beer. No oak aging. But taste iT. This beer is completely incredible.

Added by AKBelgianBeast on 12-31-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,589
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
59
pDev:
9.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
7
Trade:
1
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

SonofaBerserker is a small beer (8.5% small beer. haha) made from the runoff of the 2008 batch of Berserker.

Pours a deep pitch black with a nice tan head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving moderate lacing.

Nose is very roasty, with some deep dark malt flavor, some chocolate and vanilla, and a bit of grain.

Taste pretty much follows. A very smooth chococreamy stout, with some vanilla flavors, dark roasted malt, suprisingly roasty. A bit of metallic alchohol in there, but not much. Drinks insanely smooth for a beer that weighs in at the same abv as many imperial stouts. Finish is nice and slick, lingering roast and chocolate.

Mouthfeel is pretty good here, a bit slick, and slightly undercarbonated Id say, just slightly, but this one is hard to knock.

Drinkability is defenitely where this one shines. A ton of flavor packed into an 8% package that feels like a 6% package. Goes down slick and easy, and is quite sessionable for the abv.

Overall a nice, not so in your face, version of Berserker, for those days that you just dont feel like commiting to a bomber of 13%. (Although I have yet to have one of those! haha) Suprisingly roasty for being a runoff brew. A very cool take on a neglected method of brewing. Good stout.

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3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just OK stout, so-so drinkability. Good black colour with bubbly head. Roast aroma. Bottle from Decicco's. Nothing outstanding in a World of Good Stouts.Second time much more enjoyed.

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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Decanted into a conical pint glass. No production date evident. Pours an almost black brown with a decent, bronze colored head. Bouquet of roasted malts evident with hints of sweet fresh biscuits and coffee grounds; tastes of rich dark malts with notes of dark, unsweetened chocolate. Medium body with reasonable retention of effervescence. Solid representative of the style.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving wisps of bubbles that mostly covered the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of burnt and roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has stronger flavors of burnt and roasted malts and a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice stout if you like roasted and charred flavors of malts. At 6.9% abv, it's on the lighter side compared to other beers in the style, including its big daddy, the Berserker.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

6oz stubby pint pour at MS.

A - Served a dark brown with a few dark tan bubbles clinging on the edge.

S - Oak, wood, malt, pretty mild.

T - Smokey dark burnt malts. Wired, but I like it.

D - Lighter, thin body with good carbonation.

O - Light, smokey, bring on the big brother.

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Son Of A Berserker! from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 59 ratings
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