Bar Fly (2011)
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Bar Fly (2011)Bar Fly (2011)
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From:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
 
Alaska, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
12.6%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 9.13%
Ratings:
252
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 05, 2021
Added:
Mar 18, 2011
Wants:
  563
Gots:
  47
SCORE
97
World-Class
Bar Fly (2011)Bar Fly (2011)
Notes: Smoked imperial stout aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.
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4.49 by jbdpsu82 from Pennsylvania on Jan 05, 2021
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4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Joedonlon13 from New Jersey

This is an excellent, well balanced, strong beer

Jun 20, 2018
 
4.25 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona on Aug 27, 2016
 
4.71 by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon on Jun 16, 2016
 
4.29 by mlhyatt from Georgia on Jul 19, 2015
 
4.71 by brewduder from North Carolina on May 17, 2015
 
4 by helios7 from Oregon on Apr 26, 2015
 
4.25 by BColton1 from Rhode Island on Mar 23, 2015
 
4.6 by kbuzz from North Carolina on Mar 14, 2015
 
4.12 by mltobin from Connecticut on Mar 07, 2015
 
4.29 by thebeerbeast from Oregon on Feb 16, 2015
 
3.52 by ShanePB from Pennsylvania on Jan 28, 2015
 
4.87 by Chris24tian from Pennsylvania on Dec 24, 2014
 
4.66 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Dec 21, 2014
 
4.25 by Hohnbaum from Kansas on Dec 19, 2014
 
4.04 by st9647v3 from New Jersey on Dec 17, 2014
 
4.5 by andyhurley from Washington on Dec 13, 2014
 
5 by Sir_Goatman from Oregon on Dec 11, 2014
 
4.3 by jaydoc from Kansas on Dec 06, 2014
 
4.2 by define333 from California on Nov 28, 2014
 
4.68 by exl_90 from Texas on Nov 22, 2014
 
4.3 by wethorseblanket from California on Nov 19, 2014
 
4 by mothman from Minnesota on Oct 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
by joe1896 from New York

This beer pours molasses-thick and is nearly the same color. Drinks with an excellent balance of brown/burnt sugar and smokey malts with a distinct bourbon kick. At 11.6%, it's bold but not at all overwhelming. Totally smooth with a well rounded finish more befitting of a great single malt than a beer.

All around this is a wonderful beer that I highly recommend if your local beer place is resourceful enough to stock.

Oct 21, 2014
 
4.25 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina on Oct 21, 2014
 
4.25 by Bung from Michigan on Oct 13, 2014
 
4.25 by RKing44 from Massachusetts on Oct 13, 2014
 
4.4 by Docrock from Illinois on Oct 12, 2014
 
4.2 by Wolberjs from California on Oct 12, 2014
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4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

Literally pours like 3000 mile used motor oil from the bottle. Sits in the glass pure pitch ink black. Not a spot of light is getting through this one. Head may be the most robust deep chocolate brown that I have seen in my many beers. Leaves a total wall of lace as it slowly fades.

Nose is rich with molasses, campfire wood and hints of chocolate fudge. Really robust and gels incredibly well for so much going on. A hint of alcohol is there on the back side as well.

With first sip you are greeted by beautifully rich bourbon soaked dark chocolate cake. Almost like chocolate lava cake with dark chocolate bourbon sauce. There is some black cherry that develops on the back end of the palate. Kind of like black cherry sweet bread. Smoke really just plays as a balancer here to provide nice body to this brew. In many ways this brew reminds me of a fine port.

This one is a real treat to enjoy. It is gorgeously drinkable for a big beer. I will definitely seek out more of these. A true gem.

Oct 09, 2014
 
4.5 by dsigmon from Florida on Oct 06, 2014
 
4.75 by vande from Illinois on Oct 05, 2014
 
4.25 by BillHilly from Washington on Oct 04, 2014
 
4.5 by iL0VEbeer from New Jersey on Oct 03, 2014
 
4.56 by Anaxagoris from Washington on Oct 02, 2014
 
4.25 by HugeBulge from New York on Oct 02, 2014
 
4.51 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Oct 01, 2014
 
4.6 by BobMessina from New York on Sep 30, 2014
 
4.23 by PVMT from New York on Sep 30, 2014
Bar Fly (2011) from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 252 ratings