The Nightman Leaveth | Odd Side Ales

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4.19/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We aged this imperial milk stout to perfection in Rye whiskey barrels and added vanilla beans. The result is a slightly sweet, smooth, creamy stout with an underlying rye spiciness and boozy finish.

Added by PrestigeWorldwide on 03-05-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,341
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
75
pDev:
5.49%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of DruC4
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epercuoco
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark like crude oil. Nose is soft, coffee, chocolate and scrumptious. Head is creamy almost crema like in color. Taste is also sift and chocolatey. Good imperial stout.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobinLee
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tracker83
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giggy
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured into CS tulip; served at fridge tempurature.

Appearance: black bodied stout with light brown colored head.

Smell: Lots of vanilla. Lots of rye spice. musty oak. milk chocolate. All smell authentic; no artificial fakeness here.

Taste: Vanilla is rich and sweet; you taste it from start to finish in this beer. Hint of bourbon, rye, and oak to help offset the sweetness. Light roasted malt and chocolate malt combo that is on point. Finishes with vanilla richness and a hint of bitterness from the malts.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied stout; low yet creamy carbonation. Slightly thin body. Very smooth barrel notes; not boozy at all.

Overall: Vanilla bomb; rye & bourbon balance it out. Another fantastic barrel aged offering from Oddsides; they seem to do really well with barrel aging and adjunct brewing in higher abv beer styles.

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Photo of loganburgh
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wolvmar
3.13/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled in Sep 2018 although date was smudged.

Pour: pitch black with one finger tan head. Slowly dissipates to a thick ring and some clouds. Nice lacing.

Nose: cola, coffee, vanilla.

Taste: dark chocolate, coffee, lactose, upfront with vanilla sweetness and rye spice on backend. Sweetness is well disguised at first and balanced with the cola and rye. Sweetness seemed more pronounced as the drink progressed. Even to the point that I stopped drinking it.

Mouthfeel: medium high carbonation. Pretty thick and milky. Clean finish.

Overall: I’m not a big milk stout fan and, after liking this at first, it quickly went downhill. Not sure it’s the beers fault. Maybe just my dislike of milk stouts.

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Photo of Zenboy99
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The vanilla adds a lot too it.

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Photo of HardyA
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vande
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikecd234
4.91/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stevedore
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, snifter glass. Dark cola brown body, fairly opaque, one finger offwhite head, good retention, light lacing. Smell is a mild vanilla and lactose combination giving off a marshmallow sweetness, a bit of spicy rye, milk chocolate, touch of fudge, light oak, a bit of roast and touch of espresso. Flavour follows, a nice milk chocolate, lactose and vanilla giving off a mild marshmallow sugary sweetness. It's good, and well balanced in terms of the vanilla and barrel. The base milk stout stands up well, and everything integrates nicely. There is even a bit of spicy rye on the backend that lingers, making the vanilla sweetness a bit more potent. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a touch on the lighter side for the style. Good carbonation, a bit of mild spicy rye heat, slightly earthy oak, marshmallow sweetness lingering on the finish.

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Photo of Sauced4life
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drunkenmess
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lahey
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color is dark with a light khaki head that disappears relatively quickly. Smell is strong rye and oak. This beer has a wonderful balance between the lactose sweetness and hot rye and oak flavors. The vanilla, lactose and rye play off each other nicely. I'm enjoying this a lot, well worth a try.

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Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xdtfx
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 75 ratings