Midnight Sun Espresso Stout – Yukon Brewing, 6.2% ABV – 341ml, (Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada)
“Hearty northern people love a hearty stout beer. We’ve teamed up wtih Yukon’s famous Midnight Sun Coffee Roaster to create this special blend. Originally developed for “Bean Queen” Zola Dore in a small batch kettle system by Yukoner Mitt Stehelin, we’ve retained the artisan qualities of this unique, unfiltered brew. The robust taste of this hearty stout starts with the smooth glide of real espresso and finishes with a dry chocolatey malt flavour. Why the big bottle? You’ll love it so much, you’ll want to share it with a friend, or not!”
- Style: Flavoured Stout
- My Rating: B
- Taste Profile: Sweet roasted coffee -> chocolate/malts -> lingering smooth bitter finish.
- Where I got it: Brewery Creek
- How much: ~$18/6pack, 2011
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: maybe
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes
Tasting notes: pours coffee black, small head, micro CO2. Malts on the nose. Initially sweet followed by a short burst of roast coffee, dark chocolate, malts, and then a long lingering deep bitterness at the back of the throat. Creamy silky mouthfeel. Med complexity, long length, medium body, medium depth, good carry, good transitions, good drinkability. Tastes of espresso as advertised.