BREWtality - Espresso Black Bier | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

BREWtality - Espresso Black BierBREWtality - Espresso Black Bier
BA SCORE
87.3%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 205 ratings
BREWtality - Espresso Black BierBREWtality - Espresso Black Bier
BEER INFO

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Combining jet black color with incredibly smooth texture and decadent coffee flavor, BREWTALITY breaks the expectations of both rich espresso and dark beer to create a whole 'nuther beast. While brutal in alcoholic strength, this biggie beautifully showcases its roasted malt and coffee flavors without bringing on bitterness and bite. This is the first of two lagers in the series.

17 IBU

Added by AKBelgianBeast on 03-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,305
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
205
Liked:
179
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
9.42%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
32
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of VashonGuy
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was surprised by this beer. I was expecting, based on description and reviews, a strong coffee ale ... well, a strong coffee lager, that is.

What I tasted instead was something fairly sweet, chocolatey or molasses, with a bit of coffee if you looked for it. The sweetness overtakes and dominates the espresso too much.

I usually don't put sugar in my coffee or my lattes, so the sweet aspect didn't work for me.

The beer looks good, smells good, and it is pretty good overall. Just not quite to my taste, and not comparable to other coffee beers I've had.

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Photo of exl_90
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of macesq
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrDave
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraFlight
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into tulip. Part of duct tape surprise bottle share at Beachwood. Very dark, nearly opaque brown body with a half-finger tan head that leaves patchy lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, and cocoa. Taste is slightly sweet initially with molasses and dark fruit flavors then an espresso roast bitterness follows. Medium-full body, sticky and thick texture, soft carbonation, and a dry, bitter finish.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.79/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heystevec
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours dark brown, close to black in the glass and topped with half a finger of light brown head.

Smell. Big coffee for sure, some sweet caramel and dark roasty malts, molasses, and a bit of chocolate and fruit.

Taste. Big sweet dark malts and coffee, some dark fruit and molasses again. Quite like the nose.

Mouthfeel. Fairly full bodied and a touch sticky on the lips, low+ carbonation.

Overall. Super solid stuff here. Maybe a touch sweet for me, but a very well made beer.

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Photo of AndyCowles75
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of T_Hass
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Axnjxn
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of uturn
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of hayseed
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of pascilla
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of yeaprolly
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of TWStandley
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Afroman
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of makeitavintage
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

BREWtality - Espresso Black Bier from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87.3% out of 100 with 205 ratings
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