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Art #25 (Thunder Moon) - Night Shift Brewing

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Art #25 (Thunder Moon)Art #25 (Thunder Moon)

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: smk1363 on 07-20-2014

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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of Sweffin
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Over-carbonated, made the beer hard to drink or evaluate

Photo of thereal_adam
1.22/5  rDev -67.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Seems infected, based on all other reviews. Not the first time I've had this issue with Night Shift, making me hesitant to seek their stuff out. This was a carbonation gusher. Massive head out of the bottle, and odd smell. Taste was just totally off, like the few other carb bombs I've had. Was excited to try this, but sadly it was a drain pour.

Photo of seanwhite
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

This bottle seems to be off based on the draft reviews.

I got tons of carbonation, the foam was volcanic in my glass. Very thin tasting porter, and a bit of a funk taste. The Night shift crew said not to expect funk in this beer (via Twitter), but I am guessing a few bottles got infected.

I bought my bottle at Julios two weeks ago, and its been in the fridge since then.

Photo of smk1363
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Opaque, deep brown with limited head and almost no lace.

S: Rich, chocolatey smell. Almost an espresso or coffee type scent.

T: Chocolate, honey, coffee. Taste is excellent. There is a citrusy undertone to the porter which follows.

M: Just the right amount of carbonation and drinkability. Surprisingly light.

O: Unbelievably drinkable porter. Night shift refers to it as a "summer porter". I typically shy away from porters and stouts during the summer months, but this is one I'll be sure to go back for.

Photo of mkhartnett
2.97/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Highly overcarbonated. Had to wait quit a while to drink it. Taste was ok. SOme good hop taste mixed in to the darker roast tones. Smell was off, didn't enjoy.

Photo of AlexFields
2.85/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Way overcarbonated. Odd. Drinkable but not really good.

Photo of Dope
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 9/19/14. 5.9% ABV.

A: Pours a nice deep dark brown. Tall, frothy light brown head. Great head retention. Moderate, splotchy lacing.

S: Very floral and somewhat herbal initially. Lightly peppery and then you finally get some roasted malt. Smells like burnt toast. Black pepper again?

T: Much more peppery (black pepper) in the flavor. Lots of it up front with citrus and herbal spiciness. Lightly earthy with a bunch of caramel in the middle. Then comes the burnt bread. Charred toast, very distinctive.

M: Medium bodied and very smooth. Lightly spicy and charry.

O: Interesting porter. It says hoppy porter which immediately makes me think it's more like a black IPA but it's not. It's hoppy but only mildly so. Nice spiciness and hoppiness that accents the toasted/roasted malt. Pretty simple otherwise and straightforward.

Photo of brureview
4/5  rDev +7.5%

This beer is best served at about 50°F or so- to bring out the taste and finish.

At first I poured it into a Stone imperial pint glass and later switched to a Moa snifter.
The color is dark brown- a porter brown.

The aroma: light fruit and roasted malt.

Mouth feel: carbonated and tart.

Taste: sweet, deep roasts, fruit, and chocolate.

The finish is unusual for a porter: slightly bitter and very hoppy.

Overall: a very different and enjoyable approach to a porter- not my favorite style. I often find that porters are lackluster.
The roasts combined with sweetness, and hoppy bitterness make it a worthwhile beer to check out.

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Art #25 (Thunder Moon) from Night Shift Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.