Overnight Celebrity

Overnight Celebrity, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Overnight Celebrity is an 11.5% ABV imperial porter aged in Bissell maple bourbon barrels with vanilla, Batdorf & Bronson espresso beans and coconut. With aromas of macadamia nut and dark malt on the nose, this beer hides its alcohol content well. The sweetness of the maple syrup stands up to strong coffee flavors, while subtle coconut notes blend well with the vanilla and oak characteristics of the maple bourbon barrels.

Profile

ABV: 
11.5%
Served at: 
45º - 50º F
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Overnight Celebrity by Monday Night Brewing is a flavored and barrel-aged Imperial Porter and is being evaluated as a Mixed-Style Beer (category 34B in the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines). The Mixed-Style Beer category is a is a catch-all category for hybrid beers that are not covered elsewhere in the guidelines.  Imperial Porter is not a BJCP category but this type of beer is typically a stronger version of English or American Porters. Porters are noted for their black color and typically highlight dark malt flavors such as coffee, chocolate, and caramel. This Imperial Porter was brewed with espresso beans and coconut and was aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels; this beer measures in at 11.5% ABV.

This porter pours black in color, opaque, with a small dark brown head. The aroma is a very inviting, rich and complex blend of espresso, dark chocolate, maple syrup, bourbon, and vanilla. The flavor continues with rich dark chocolate, espresso, bourbon, toasted oak, and a lighter, sweet maple syrup. This beer finishes with strong chocolate and espresso along with a prominent sweetness. The coconut is not noticeable but coconut and bourbon often contribute similar flavor profiles. This is a very pleasant barrel-aged strong beer; enjoy on a cold night near the fire.  Cheers!

Brewery Introduction

Monday Night Brewing is an Atlanta-based craft brewery. We brew beers for the weeknights – balanced, flavorful ales that pair well with food.

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