Shipyard Nightwind | Shipyard Brewing Company

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3.83/5
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20 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States
shipyard.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Prost76 on 11-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,801
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
20
pDev:
11.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Act25
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An odd English porter, without much to brag about, but solid, basic.
a) Pours a clear, dark brown, transparent and light at the edges. Head developed and left fast, fizzy and done, leaves a micro dot lace.
s) Much too faint, but it's malt first with back notes of prune, winter earth, chocolate, toffee, and brown sugar.
t) Follows smell but develops much more especially as it warms, more hops, more coffee, more juicy smokey prune & molasses flavor, but well tempered. Perhaps too mild.
f) And likewise too thin and flat to be interesting all the way down the glass. Might be a good blending beer.

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Photo of mikeg67
2.82/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours brown with tall, long lasting, fluffy, off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, dark fruit and salted fish. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Toasted malt, herbal hops, coffee and dark fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and very dry. So-so brew.

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Photo of MaineBrewing
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a a nice solid dark brown, which was transparent when held to the light. Head was fizzy much like a soda, although a nice two fingers, it fizzled out quickly and left nothing in its wake.

S - Malt dominant aroma with notes of chocolate, toffee, and brown sugar. Slight earthy hops are also present.

T - Taste follows the aroma quite well, a malt forward brew with sweet dark sugary flavors of toffee and molasses, almost hazelnutty. A slight earthy hop character, nothing to write home about, but enough bittering to smooth out the sweet flavors. Its really mild in flavor, actually reminds me more of a mild than a porter.

M - There is very little carbonation, but I think that hinders the appearance more than the mouth feel. The low carbonation meshes well with the flavor profile, and makes this an enjoyable drink. I could image this being really nice on Nitro.

O - Overall this is not bad. I think the appearance is the glaring negative. The Beer has no head retention, no lacing. It looks like I'm drinking a pepsi. Aside from that the aroma and flavor is akin to a mild, but it packs more alcohol, which you wouldn't know just from the taste. I seriously thought this was a 4% beer until I read the bottle. This is just a nice and simple malt forward brew that is easy drinking and very enjoyable.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of williahd
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hmcdunna
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coshag
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moses1618
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ruby Brown
Cream colored head. Decent retention.
Notes of Coffee, toffee and sweet cereals
Medium Bodied, but very smooth and easy to drink
Nice slightly lingering bitterness

I'd describe it as a hybrid between a Porter and a Scottish Ale. Delicious!

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Photo of Craven
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Johncnh
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jacktar1983
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeycibelli
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle from November 2017. Sampled December 9, 2017.

It pours a deep dark brown tone with a modest to decent foamy tan head that slowly fades to a ring. Opaque.

The aroma is vibrant with dark roasted malts, sweetness, coffee, and molasses. Any earthy hop profile is very low.

The body is medium or better but smooth.

Big coffee character in the taste and those Ringwood yeasts! Sweet dark malts lead to a coffee bitterness rather than a hopped or dry bitterness.

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Photo of thoglund
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonny41
3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IBUBrew
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of selecter70
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid but not stellar. A glad companion in the 12 pack for sure.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shipyard Nightwind from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 20 ratings
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