Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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About This Beer
“It’s like maple brown sugar oatmeal with berry preserves mixed in.”
That’s how the aficionados at Paste Mag described today’s Barleywine after blind tasting 62 of the best brews in the style. This offering from Alaska’s Midnight Sun landed among the top 15.
This boozy beer from the north country exudes bold flavors of caramelized sugar, date, and candied fig. Notes of oak, vanilla, and whiskey from oak barrel aging linger in the background, and it all leads to a finish that is shockingly smooth — even at 13.5% ABV, this is a Barleywine that can sneak up on you.
Complex Boozy Smooth
Very good. Sweet and boozy.
Cloudy copper with faint white head. Awesome aromas of toffee, caramel and malt! Thick mouthfeel of malt sweetness. A good kind of sweetness. Nice malt bomb!
sweet but with a little bite to add some balance. perfect
Nice and smooth!
delicious. boozy. smooth
Aroma: Brown sugar, caramel, malt, sweet boozy vanilla, with a hint of barrel. Flavor Profile: Sweet caramel Malts with a hint of vanilla that increases during the profile. A slight boozy presence is noticeable, but the sweet vanilla decreases the boozy finish.
Weird sweetness, red wine, and bit of smoky flavor
wow!! a real ba barleywine
Brings a taste of Alaska’s wilds to your porch. Strong and deep with enough sweetness to lull your concern about the abv.
not as great as previous years