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Art #25 (Thunder Moon) - Night Shift Brewing

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smk1363 on 07-20-2014)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Art #25 (Thunder Moon) from Night Shift Brewing
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