Polar Night

Oklahoma
United States
Roughtail Polar Night Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

We threw in gobs of dark malt to give it strong chocolate and coffee flavors, which intermingle with the citrusy, American style hops. Polar Night is full bodied, firmly bitter and excessively dry hopped to give an intense, yet uniquely balanced experience

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
74
Served at: 
45 - 55° F
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This Imperial Stout begins with rich chocolate and roasted, fruity malt aromas. As it warms, it takes on a low sweetness with nutty, ashy, and coffee characteristics. This almost-black beer is opaque, even when held up to the light, and it carries a large brown head with very good retention. This beer tastes roasty initially, then gives way to moderately strong earthy hop flavors but without the complexities found in the aroma. It is very dry with moderate body and carbonation, yet the combination of roast and hop bitterness never becomes astringent. Displaying an appetizing aroma, this Imperial Stout creates a strong first impression that will win many drinkers over.