Nightman Leaveth | Odd Side Ales

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BA SCORE
4.19/5
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38 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial 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:
3
Ratings:
38
pDev:
4.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
1
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Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Eddiehop
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of midlifec
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
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 +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MIBeerGeek
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Gambyt20
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Isarnan
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of dtm426
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ljc973
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Bottled 10/6/17; drank 11/3/17 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a small khaki head; nice lace.

Oak, milk chocolate & vanilla notes in the nose; whiskey emerged as this warmed.

Creamy, thick mouthfeel.

Rich cream & whiskey flavors up front; chocolate syrup notes on the finish.

Sweet & a bit boozy, but enjoyable for dessert freaks. I'd have another...

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Photo of DanGeo
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Nightman Leaveth from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 38 ratings