Bean Porter - Night Shift Brewing
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Reviews by jaasen64:
3.86/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
750ml bottle poured into a 12oz tulip. Collaboration between Bean Snowboards and Night Shift brewing. Bottled 12/2/13 (~1.5 months ago), brewed in November (I'm assuming it spent a month at most in barrels).
Description: Bourbon & Rye Whiskey barrel-fermented porter infused with vanilla & coffee beans.
A- Pours a dark brown that appears an opaque black in the glass. About a finger's worth of off-white head that has decent retention but recedes to a flat top. Decent carbonation level with nice consistency.
S- Fresh coffee with just a hint of vanilla, light dark chocolate malts hiding just beneath the coffee, walnuts, whiskey barrels are present but blend in with the coffee and are hard to detect. Very aromatic could smell the coffee as soon as the bottle was opened.
T- Milk chocolate, coffee- a little bit acrid compared to the smell but not but not bad, vanilla extract, licorice, rye barrels add just a hint of spiciness, bourbon comes out a little bit more on the finish balancing nicely with the chocolate/coffee/vanilla aspect. Overall nice flavors however they don't complement each other as nicely as I'd hope they would and the taste isn't quite as "fresh" as the aroma is.
M- Fairly light but just enough body for the 6.5%, carbonation a little bit on the low end but nice for the style, silky, fairly smooth.
O- I love snowboarding, beer, and supporting local companies so this was a no-brainer as something that I needed to try. As far as the beer this is probably the best non-berliner that I've had from Night Shift. The aroma was very nice however the taste didn't quite live up to the smell and I felt like the flavors didn't balance quite as nicely as I'd hope they would. I also don't think the barrel fermentation really added anything, if anything the barrels are clashing a bit with the beer. Overall though it wasn't a bad beer and it was definitely a unique treat that is worth trying. I hope they make this again as it's definitely something I wouldn't mind trying again.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2014 22:59:16 | More by jaasen64
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