The Nightman Leaveth | Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
Exceptional
42 Ratings
The Nightman LeavethThe Nightman Leaveth
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States
oddsideales.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PrestigeWorldwide on 03-05-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
42
pDev:
4.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of TheEpeeist
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shehateme
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is crazy good. odd side always has impressed me most with their dark stuff, and this is a real continuation of that trend. this is cool because of the rye barrels instead of bourbon, i can really appreciate the earthy almost harshness of rye here, which is a great counterpoint to the lactose in the base milk stout and the sweeter vanilla complexion in here, i think bourbon would exacerbate rather than balance these, so i really love the rye barrels. the oak mellows everything, the spice and burn of the rye, the diabetic nature of the malt base and the lactose, and the booziness, it all seems so congruent and well integrated and natural for how robustly flavorful it is. strong vanilla in the taste, but right behind it i immediately appreciate notes of dark chocolate, raisin, tobacco, and coffee, mild campfire smoke. this is complex but it lines up well, vanilla balanced in the finish by dark roasted grain, and extended by the silky whiskey and lactose. this is brilliant beer, just really thoughtful and well built, and of course the always sunny reference is near and dear to me! they should do a coffee edition!

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddiehop
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 10/4/2017. Pours dense opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, fudge, toffee, vanilla, spicy rye whiskey, oak, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light notes of coffee, coconut, smoke, marshmallow, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/rye/bready malt, vanilla, lactose, and rye whiskey barrel notes; with good strength. A bit of booze as it warms, but not overwhelming. Taste of huge milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, fudge, toffee, vanilla, spicy rye whiskey, oak, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light notes of coffee, coconut, smoke, marshmallow, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Very mild roast bitterness and rye whiskey/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, fudge, toffee, vanilla, spicy rye whiskey, oak, toasted dark/brown bread, coffee, coconut, marshmallow, molasses, dark fruit, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/rye/bready malt, vanilla, lactose, and rye whiskey barrel flavors; with an nice roasted bitter/sweet and whiskey/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, slick, and velvety mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal chalky roast, oak tannins, or dryness. Mildly increasing warmth of 11%, with a touch of booze lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic BA imperial milk stout. All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/rye/bready malt, vanilla, lactose, and rye whiskey barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. Extremely rich malt complexity with perfect barrel integration. Never boozy, tannic, or drying. A very thick and dense pouring beer from the rye and lactose. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Not too roasty.

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Photo of billab914
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of midlifec
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Odd Side has made more of an impression on me with every beer I've tried - their barrel-aging seems to be exceptionally on point. Nightman Leaveth is quite sweet, but very easy on the palate - the barrel and alcohol notes are there, but not overpowering. I sure hope Odd Side can eventually teach New Holland how to properly age a beer.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaphog
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MIBeerGeek
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Isarnan
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dtm426
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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The Nightman Leaveth from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 42 ratings