Sunday, March 3, 2013
Midnight Sun Espresso Stout - Yukon Brewing (Canada - Yukon - Whitehorse) 6.2%
Opaque and black but with a reddish hue. Smells strongly like rich, black coffee - dare I say espresso? Some dark chocolate in the aroma as well. A little smoky with some dark fruit and raisin hints.
Midnight Sun's delectable dark chocolate and black coffee taste paired with the creamy oatmeal touched mouthfeel drinks a little like a thick espresso. It's bitter but at the same time sweet with a mouthwatering dark chocolate finish. Amazingly delicious, I usually protest the use of actual coffee or chocolate in beers rather than the brewer producing the same flavours using only malt but this beer is so damn delectable and perfectly balanced that I cannot bring myself to protest. The interplay between oatmeal, the eight malts used and the espresso coffee is really amazing.