Bean Porter - Night Shift Brewing

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Bean Porter
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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: Davepoolesque on 12-05-2013)
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Reviews by donkeyrunner:
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2.71/5  rDev -34.7%
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.

More User Reviews:
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4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of CraigMack61
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmlund
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of NinaElizabeth
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Bean Porter from Night Shift Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.