El Lechedor
Night Shift Brewing

El LechedorEl Lechedor
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Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.22 | pDev: 9.24%
Nov 21, 2019
Mar 26, 2014
Horchata-style milk stout aged in bourbon barrels with poblano peppers, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla beans; rich notes of chocolate malt, vanilla cream, and cinnamon rolls; a hint of pepper and a splash of bourbon
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Reviewed by zonker17 from Texas

4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dark, translucent brown, small head. Node brings vanilla, coffee. Taste shows more spice, chocolate, vanilla. Body above average with slight carbonation.
Nov 21, 2019
Rated: 4.11 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts

Jun 15, 2019
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.01/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Poured from a 25.4 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a deep, dark brown color with a finger of effervescent tan head. The head hangs around for a bit, leaving a few splotches of lacing before settling into a golden ring.

The aroma comes exactly as advertised: Loads of bourbon, vanilla, and cinnamon followed by a wave of milk chocolate and chili peppers. There's also some cherry cola and a tinge of hops. Very sweet without a ton of balance.

The flavor brings a lot of vanilla, like, a fuckton. There's some milk chocolate and booze before a subtle wave of cinnamon and peppers. Finishes like a flat cherry cola. Not great.

The feel is medium-light bodied with very soft carbonation. A bit flat and thin for the style. Alcohol is present and assertive.

Overall, not a terrible beer, but definitely a huge disappointment. It's very, very sweet, bordering on cloying. The Poblano peppers are barely noticeable, even as the beer warms. I can see how people would enjoy this, but it just isn't for me.
May 08, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 02, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by WhatsAnIPA from Massachusetts

Nov 09, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Philcassella from North Carolina

Nov 13, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by IrishColonial from Texas

Sep 14, 2017
Rated: 4.36 by jleavitt08 from Massachusetts

Sep 02, 2017
Rated: 4 by alexsergio from New York

Aug 29, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 4.46 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Aug 10, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by braican from Massachusetts

Aug 08, 2017
Rated: 4.47 by EnthusedAboutBeer from New Jersey

Jul 28, 2017
Rated: 4.26 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Jul 14, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by cd34 from Illinois

Jul 11, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jul 09, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts

Jul 03, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by festizio from California

Jun 18, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Jun 04, 2017
El Lechedor from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 203 ratings