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Bean Porter | Night Shift Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
nightshiftbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel Aged Coffee porter

Added by Davepoolesque on 12-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,632
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
238
pDev:
8.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
42
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 238 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by donkeyrunner:
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2.77/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Black with a pocked beige head. Good retention. Smells like coffee with faint whiskey highlights. Vanilla and cigarette ashes in there too. Tastes like thin, blah, watery coffee discharge. Very, very low carbonation. The coffee and mildly vanilla roast malt sit like an amorphous puddle without high or low lights. The low carbonation really helps to muddle an already messy beer.

I love Night Shift enough to chalk Bean up to either a bad batch or maybe it just doesn't hit my palette in a good way. My wife loved it so maybe its just me.

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Photo of jdprmd
2.95/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Look - A bit light … looks more like a brown ale than a porter. Its a dark brown with a light kaki head.
Smell - Coffee, oak, bourbon, oak acidity and then subtle sourness.
Taste - Same as smell but something is off here… it must be the sourness I smelled… what ever it is I don't like it.
Feel - Light, lacking body.
Overall - This may have once been good but something went clearly wrong here… and I assume it will only get worse. As of now I could only drink half the beer before pouring the rest out. I got this as an extra so I can't complain but I would be weary with this beer… I don't see it getting better, only worse.

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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chudson1992
4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ccurrid
4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml capped bottle into a Founders snifter. 2014 vintage. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a luxurious 1 finger light coffee colored head with moderate retention. Beer is pitch black and opaque. Lacing is web-like, thick, and spotty with excellent stick. Really good looking beer for the style.

Nose is mocha, cocoa powder, vanilla and oak. Like an iced coffee... one of my favorite aromas from a beer.

Opens chocolate, mocha and cocoa. Luscious iced coffee complemented by milk chocolate, vanilla, cream and a light booziness in the middle. Cocoa powder coarseness towards the end. Lightly boozy and sweet chocolate in the aftertaste. Amazing.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and slick in the mouth and does down warm and rich. Slightly messy finish with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Very smooth and drinkable.

I'm admittedly a huge sucker for dark, coffee flavored beers but this is honestly one of the best I've ever had. Rich and smooth but infinitely drinkable, this might be Night Shift's best beer, and certainly their best non-sour beer. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of Ace1117
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigMack61
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robgage
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of natbarr
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmlund
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on-tap at the brewery. dark black pour. Smelled fantastic. Really get the coffee aroma and some bourbon on the nose. Really smooth and great carbonation. Big bold coffee flavor. The bourbon flavor from the barrel is much more subtle. As it warms you taste more of that and some vanilla. Really great beer. Might be my favorite offering from Night Shift so far.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.39/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Bean Porter from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 238 ratings
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