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Taza Stout - Night Shift Brewing

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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | 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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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Apathetiq, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

jsilva, Mar 09, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

DonFrap, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 into a mug, the beer has a translucent hazelnut coloring while pouring, and settles into a very dark brown, ruby highlighted coloring. One inch, filmy, light tan head that quickly settles and then disappears. Aromas of earthy tannins, oaky highlights, and a dark, bitter cocoa character. Smells rich and bold, but still light somehow. Flavors of rich and robust bitter chocolate initially, with a dark roasted backbone. Earthy overtones take the edge off the bitter profiles. Very light and smooth in mouth. Rich, chocolatey aftertaste with a bittersweet highlight. Smooth, clean finish with a bitter dryness that cleans everything up nicely.

GarthDanielson, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of claspada
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown color with a small eggshell head that recedes to leave some spotty lacing.

Aromas begin with a lot of fresh Chicory and ginger. Compared to Chicory Stout from Dogfish Head, this is much more upfront. Then there is some powdery cocoa and brown breadiness but the spices are super up front.

The tastes follow the nose, with the brown breadiness and the baker's cocoa but soon you get a ton of Ginger and more roasty Chicory. The flavor profile at first is interesting but soon becomes taxing and

The mouthfeel is really the suffering point of this beer; it is super light bodied for a 7% offering and lacks the umph needed for an Stout. Finish is spicy and that's pretty much all.

Overall, nice experiment, needs tweaking to improve base beer/mouthfeel and balance out the spice flavors. Would make a super Winter seasonal if it was a tad bit less spicy and more full bodied.

claspada, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Night Shift

A basic stout here. Dark brown-black pour with a small cap of tan head that receded to a ringlet. Supposedly chicory and ginger in this beer, but I didn't really get any of it in the aroma or taste. What I did get was your typical dark malt roastiness, notes of coffee and cocoa, maybe a mild herbal/earthy hop profile in there as well. Body was about medium, and rather thin for a stout. Ok, but not great. I wouldn't commit to a whole bottle of this.

Rifugium, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Thomas_Picton, Jan 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

benoit917, Jan 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

jmmy3, Dec 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

rab53, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

trcasey, Oct 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

LynnHomeBrewer, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

mdaschaf, Sep 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

DonFisco, Sep 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

trevorpost, Jul 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

erlenmeyer, Jun 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Taza Stout from Night Shift Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.