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Son Of A Berserker! | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States | website

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

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Reviews:
8
Ratings:
52
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
25.12%
 
 
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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +2%
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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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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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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hadn't heard about this, but thus must've just hit town...grabbed a bottle earlier in the day, enjoyed from a midnight sun snifter. bottle was a black label with silver metallic writing that said SOB...look to the description to see it is son of a berserker brewed from the 2nd runnings of berserker.

a - deep, lush, black as sin...like all midnight sun stouts...oil. the head was a bit softer though with more of an off white instead of the deep tan brown one might expect.

s - nose is fairly char, but you definitely get the berserker. smells like an alaskan winter.

t/m/o - berserker lite. no barrel aging, and amp up the roast and amp up the char. soft...winter. light, almost porter-like. all the lush flavors of bersker but in a sessionable? format. good beer, but ill stick to berserker.

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Son Of A Berserker! from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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