Bean Porter - Night Shift Brewing

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Bean Porter
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87
very good

13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 171
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 10
Gots: 31 | FT: 5
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Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Davepoolesque on 12-05-2013

Barrel Aged Coffee porter
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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 171
Reviews by donkeyrunner:
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2.77/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Black with a pocked beige head. Good retention. Smells like coffee with faint whiskey highlights. Vanilla and cigarette ashes in there too. Tastes like thin, blah, watery coffee discharge. Very, very low carbonation. The coffee and mildly vanilla roast malt sit like an amorphous puddle without high or low lights. The low carbonation really helps to muddle an already messy beer.

I love Night Shift enough to chalk Bean up to either a bad batch or maybe it just doesn't hit my palette in a good way. My wife loved it so maybe its just me. (541 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of JakerLou
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chudson1992
4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ccurrid
4.68/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of schinebd
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml capped bottle into a Founders snifter. 2014 vintage. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a luxurious 1 finger light coffee colored head with moderate retention. Beer is pitch black and opaque. Lacing is web-like, thick, and spotty with excellent stick. Really good looking beer for the style.

Nose is mocha, cocoa powder, vanilla and oak. Like an iced coffee... one of my favorite aromas from a beer.

Opens chocolate, mocha and cocoa. Luscious iced coffee complemented by milk chocolate, vanilla, cream and a light booziness in the middle. Cocoa powder coarseness towards the end. Lightly boozy and sweet chocolate in the aftertaste. Amazing.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and slick in the mouth and does down warm and rich. Slightly messy finish with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Very smooth and drinkable.

I'm admittedly a huge sucker for dark, coffee flavored beers but this is honestly one of the best I've ever had. Rich and smooth but infinitely drinkable, this might be Night Shift's best beer, and certainly their best non-sour beer. Definitely worth trying. (1,090 characters)

Photo of Ace1117
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigMack61
4.51/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robgage
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of natbarr
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmlund
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on-tap at the brewery. dark black pour. Smelled fantastic. Really get the coffee aroma and some bourbon on the nose. Really smooth and great carbonation. Big bold coffee flavor. The bourbon flavor from the barrel is much more subtle. As it warms you taste more of that and some vanilla. Really great beer. Might be my favorite offering from Night Shift so far. (369 characters)

Photo of nickmantia
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Spigs
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of TheSamKuehn
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NinaElizabeth
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

long time beer advocate lurker but this is my first review...

A: super dark, opaque pour with a thin off-white bubby head which quickly dissipates and leaves a milky haze on the top

S: coffee coffee coffee, vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate

T: follows the nose with fresh coffee, milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla. A tad bit of spice and earthy notes. The barrel influence is incorporated nicely here and I think the bourbon shows up on the finish, which I like.

M: a little bit light, ok carbonation, smooth

O: I used to sling ice cream for years and my first thought when I tried this was coffee milkshake or black and white milkshake. the beans really shine through and there's a nice milk chocolate malty backbone. The bourbon and spice notes are nuanced and I think all the flavors work well together with not one thing overpowering any of the others. Overall, a really great offering from a great local brewery. (923 characters)

Photo of Stellartaste
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall a very solid porter. Very strong flavor of vanilla with a hint of bourbon. Nice balance and very drinkable. (115 characters)

Photo of TWStandley
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bean Porter from Night Shift Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.