Midnight Howler | Great Notion Brewing

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4.07/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Notion Brewing
Oregon, United States
greatnotionpdx.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This rich & decadent Imperial Stout was fermented with dark malts & brown sugar, then aged on whole bean coffee, raw chocolate, and hazelnuts.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
5
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Photo of DefenCorps
3.11/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the brewery.

Black with a dark brown head that falls off rapidly leaving little lacing this looks solid. The nose has tons of roasted hazelnut, some vanilla, gobs of chocolate and a really wonderfully deep and delicious coffee note. Dark, brooding yet nimble and mildly fruity. Mild maple notes as well. A mild cereal note is present as well. The palate opens massively sweet with tons of breakfast syrup, vanilla, a mild buttery note and an inexplicable roasted hazelnut skin bitterness. Super sweet with caramel, brown sugar, dark honey, biscuit. Over the top. Alcohol is obscured by the unreal sweetness here. Good Lord, this is borderline undrinkable.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a Crowler.

Pours pitch black, clean, and rather flat. Only a few brown bubbles form from a vigorous pour.

Big on the coffee and nutty aromas. A dark roasted bread of the dessert varity beckons from below.

The hazelnuts really come through in the flavor. Almost giving off a syrup like note possibly from a brown sugar and chocolatey influences. Either way, it's a nice combination that works well. Plenty of coffee once again.

Rather flat and a bit thin feeling, but still silky smooth. Good amount of roast and coffee bitterness to offset the syrupy like sweetness.

Another good stout from Great Notion. Reminds me a lot of Double Stack. Perhaps they're related. More like cousins than brothers, I'd guess.

Cheers.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very dark brown appearance with small tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a very pleasant malt hazelnut and chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet that is identical to aroma with a slight touch of coffee.

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Midnight Howler from Great Notion Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 5 ratings