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Taza Stout - Night Shift Brewing

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-22-2012)
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Reviews by Dope:
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +13.9%

Batch #4, bottled 4/22/12, 7.1% ABV

A: Pours dark brown with a big dense light brown head. Fades slowly, leaving almost no lacing at all oddly enough.

S: Smells mainly like dark chocolate plus a little coffee and some chicory and ginger.

T: Dark chocolate up front, followed by coffee and spicy chicory. Ends with more chocolate (a little creamier this time). Lingering spices (there's the ginger), chicory and some earthiness in the aftertaste.

M: Somewhat thin, but otherwise smooth.

O: Decent stout, not a big fan of chicory myself so that definitely detracts. Pretty simple otherwise, mostly a chocolately stout but not too strong of a flavor either. Kinda has a belgian-style twist with the spices and the earthiness.

05-30-2012 03:56:11 | More by Dope
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.79/5  rDev +9.9%

In a tulip, this beer was very dark brown, almost black, with some garnet. There was a small tan head.

I found the aroma to be a little on the meek side. Roasted malt/coffee. Sweet.

The taste improved on the aroma. Dark coffee, sweet chocolate; nicely juxtaposed. There was a bit of spiciness that I hadn't detected in the aroma.

I thought this beer was a bit on the thin side. Definitely not as robust as I was expecting.

03-13-2013 21:52:39 | More by lordofthewiens
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +7.2%

Appearance: high carbonation, 3/4 inch head, opaque, black in color

Smell: milk and dark chocolate

Taste: milk and dark chocolate, charred malt, vanilla, and light nutmeg at the end

Mouthfeel: Sweet with slight bitterness and a dry semi-bitter finish, heavy body, moderate carbonation

Overall: A tasty chocolate stout with an amazing aftertaste. This is my first bottle from Night Shift and based off of this, I will definately be picking up more of their beer.

01-02-2014 15:21:22 | More by tigg924
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-14-2013 18:16:06 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.9%

06-02-2012 08:49:19 | More by standardcherry
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-02-2014 18:58:47 | More by Janeinma
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-13-2013 22:36:54 | More by doremite
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deuce9259

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-02-2013 03:22:32 | More by deuce9259
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AdamF625

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

A- dark mahogany to black, thin 1 finger mocha head, bubbly lacing
S- ginger, Belgian yeast, roasted coffee, bakers chocolate, burnt toast
T- chocolate, spices, ginger, coffee, cocoa powder
M- medium body and carbonation. Nice bitter chocolate up front then the ginger strokes the tongue gently.
O- nice beer with some twists. NS likes to push the envelope a bit with their beer and express their creativity. It works for me.

03-13-2014 00:16:18 | More by AdamF625
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.58/5  rDev +3.8%

Thanks to jaasen64 for this one! Batch #5, 5/13/12

A: Pours a nice black color with a small khaki colored head on top, not much retention, leaving a thin ring on top. Very thin lacing forms on some of the glass.

S: Upfront there is some ginger and chocolate with some light roasty malt. A little bit of chicory comes in too. Reminds me chocolate covered gingers from Trader Joe's.

T: A little bit of chocolate and faint chicory with just a touch of cream. Not much ginger at all. A little bit of brown sugar and molasses.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Just a touch thin.

O: Really liked the aroma, just wish the ginger and chocolate had been that strong in the flavor profile and been just a touch fuller bodied.

09-13-2012 01:35:14 | More by mdaschaf
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katalijne

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

10-24-2013 01:55:29 | More by katalijne
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-23-2013 20:44:42 | More by Kegatron
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

01-16-2014 01:35:48 | More by Kevincredible
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SkyyNapalm

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-04-2014 06:05:11 | More by SkyyNapalm
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-03-2013 17:14:42 | More by Kmlund
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nickmantia

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

02-03-2014 18:26:02 | More by nickmantia
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Spigs

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-10-2014 17:02:57 | More by Spigs
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-13-2012 01:20:57 | More by trevorpost
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-11-2013 02:07:21 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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jsilva

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-09-2013 20:48:15 | More by jsilva
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-09-2014 20:19:18 | More by KevinGordon
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HookerBrews

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-30-2014 15:18:03 | More by HookerBrews
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13%

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eldraque39

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-01-2014 20:20:35 | More by eldraque39
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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Taza Stout from Night Shift Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.