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Review by Tip Top on 12/24/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 17 3 8 2008
Thanks to my Secret Santa tayner for the bottle.

A - Pour produces a nice dence head that is light toffee colored. Great staying power on the small head as it is almost the same size a minute later. Body is a dark caramel color with brilliant garnet highlights that show when brought up to the light. Nice lacing clings to the sides of the glass.

S - Lots of caramel malt right up front in this one. Toffee and molasses seem to be poking out as well. Lots of sweet malts here. In the background, I can pick up a touch of spice with maybe cinnamon and nutmeg, but these definitely aren't at the forefront of the brew.

T - Starts with caramel malts, just like the smell. Big and round, there is a slightly charred toasty flavor to this. Spices come in. Pepper, nutmeg, maybe coriander. Hard to tell what exactly. Allspice? Spices are certainly a highlight here and not the centerpiece. Hops come in, more bitter than hoppy and certainly English in flavor.

M - Medium bodied, I wish this was a little more full bodied as it would compliment the flavors nicely. That said, being lighter bodied makes it very drinkable. Carbonation is good.

Overall - Nice beer that's best attribute is that Midnight Sun showed some restraint in the spice department, not letting the spices take over the beer.

Served In: Tulip

Review by KingG on 11/22/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 2 8 18 4 8 0
Special thanks to timmcd64 for this extra from our in-person trade.

Served chilled and poured into a Weizen glass.

Appearance is very good. A menacing dark-copper colored beer. You can see through the beer but just barely. Thick, fluffy, almond-colored head forms. Web-like lacing coats the glass.

Smell is above-average. Deep caramel malt fragrance. Faint hop presence. Malts dominate.

Taste is very good. Toasty caramel malts dominate with a toffee-like sweetness in the background. Very nice malt bill in this beer.Detecting a small amount of spices. Finishes semi-sweet and clean.

Mouthfeel is very good. Fluffy in the mouth. Perfect carbonation. Finish is a little tad bit thin but above par for the style.

Drinkability is good. A pleasure to drink although i think one 22oz bomber is enough.

Overall: A nice change of pace beer that is probably more of a Scotch ale due to the malt profile. Either way, a joy to put down. Thanks again, Tim!


Served In: Weizen Glass

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