Son Of A Berserker! | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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58 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.45%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
7
For Trade:
1
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2.64/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.42/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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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3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- daaark brown. Tan head.

S- Rich coffee, dark chocolate, and booze

T- bittersweet chocolate, bitter coffee finish. Some dark fruit poking around as it warms up.

F- not as thick as I'd like. Nice and creamy.

O- Good stuff, I'd love to try it on nitro.

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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
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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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
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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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Son Of A Berserker! from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
4.02 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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