Son Of A Berserker! | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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87
very good
58 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.45%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
7
For Trade:
1
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Photo of THoff94
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on nitro tap at Midnight Sun brewery. Very smooth mouth feel. Like drinking milk. Very tasty.

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Photo of ccrida
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draught at the MSBC loft, SonofaBerserker is black with a small tan head that leaves scattered, sticky lace.

Smell is like super dark chocolate, sweetening as it opens up, with a little herbal hops as well. Intense but appealing.

Taste is very robust, big bitter dark chocolate and char, but with just enough caramel providing balance. None of the intense caramel and maple sweetness I recall from Berserker, it's nevertheless a really nice RIS. It blows my mind this is a 2nd running beer, so big, it really puts Berserker in perspective!

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side for the size, lacking the super creaminess I expect from MSBC, almost a bit cask like, although the foamy rises on a swish.

Drinkability is really good, this brings to me the perfect balance intense roast and sweetness, enough alcohol to get my ears glowing without knocking me out. Loving this, very dangerous.

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Photo of blackcloud
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of GClarkage
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GBfan75
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of smekermann
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of itracy63
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ibbjamin
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of random846
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of sprucetip
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of unclekeith
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of drinkAK
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of exl_90
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AgentMunky
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is surprisingly good! Incredible aroma with coffee and roasted malts. The taste is light, but the mouthfeel is sticky-sweet anise and cocoa-chocolate. This is an imperial stout through and through. But "only" 6.9%!

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
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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Photo of AKBelgianBeast
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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Photo of DelMontiac
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle. The ABV is 6.9% per the bottle, not the 8.5% listed in the BA description. This is a nice second runnings beer - a simple, straightforward roasty stout, with lots of flavor for 6.9% ABV.

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Photo of BenGap
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greenspointexas
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Son Of A Berserker! from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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