Pours opaque with a half glass or more of deep tan foam that is thick and delicious looking. Retention is ridiculous with the foam thickening up, forming pox marks on top. Lacing is dry, thin and a lot of it.
Aroma is old fashioned coffee rinds up front. Slight roast and a touch of bitter chocolate.
Taste has more of the same with coffee and bitter chocolate the center state. Roasted flavors are light and add a touch of complexity.
Medium body with a lively carbonation while drying the palate but not thoroughly.
This is a nice beer but there seems to be some ruffled edges that made this difficult to drink. I'd have it again but there are other coffee beers that would catch my attention first. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 18:12:29
Tasted: Sunday, November 13, 2011
$7.49 for 22 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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nspired by local artist & roaster Michael Allen's eccentricly-named blend of coffee beans, Midnight Sun's brewers designed a beer recipe and flavor infusion process that perfectly captures the alluring aroma, satisfying flavor and curious legend of Allen's Arctic Rhino Coffee Blend.
Arctic Rhino Coffee Porter combines two quintessential Pacific Northwest favorites: coffee and ale. The result is wonderfully romantic and robust--a duel-fueled porter that melds charismatic dark malt with freshly roasted coffee beans.