El Lechedor
Night Shift Brewing

El LechedorEl Lechedor
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From:
Night Shift Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 9.24%
Ratings:
203
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 21, 2019
Added:
Mar 26, 2014
Wants:
  46
Gots:
  36
SCORE
94
Outstanding
El LechedorEl Lechedor
Notes: 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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4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by zonker17 from Texas

Dark, translucent brown, small head. Node brings vanilla, coffee. Taste shows more spice, chocolate, vanilla. Body above average with slight carbonation.

Nov 21, 2019
 
4.11 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts on Jun 15, 2019
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3.01/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

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
 
4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York on Feb 02, 2019
 
4.24 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 26, 2018
 
4.16 by WhatsAnIPA from Massachusetts on Nov 09, 2018
 
4.25 by Philcassella from Massachusetts on Nov 13, 2017
 
4.25 by IrishColonial from Texas on Sep 14, 2017
 
4.36 by jleavitt08 from Massachusetts on Sep 02, 2017
 
4 by alexsergio from New York on Aug 29, 2017
 
4.5 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Aug 27, 2017
 
4.46 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Aug 10, 2017
 
4.34 by braican from Massachusetts on Aug 08, 2017
 
4.47 by EnthusedAboutBeer from New Jersey on Jul 28, 2017
 
4.26 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Jul 14, 2017
 
4.24 by cd34 from Illinois on Jul 11, 2017
 
3.75 by bigred89 from Maryland on Jul 09, 2017
 
4.5 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts on Jul 03, 2017
 
4.24 by festizio from California on Jun 18, 2017
 
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Jun 04, 2017
 
4.33 by shehateme from Massachusetts on Jun 03, 2017
 
4.3 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jun 02, 2017
 
4.89 by Nugget40 from Massachusetts on May 31, 2017
 
4 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts on May 27, 2017
 
4.33 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on May 12, 2017
 
4.23 by chriswjr from Massachusetts on May 05, 2017
 
4.23 by 7irondave from Massachusetts on May 05, 2017
 
4 by nickfl from Florida on Apr 22, 2017
 
4 by t2grogan from Arizona on Nov 26, 2016
 
3.56 by erjaq from California on Aug 13, 2016
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4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Mateo2699 from Texas

Pour is a very dark brown hue with a hint of red held in the light. Off white colored head that fades to a ring. Moderate lacing. Aroma is more cinnamon foward to me, hints of watered down poblano pepper with a little vanilla. Taste follows the nose, with a little more nutmeg present. Still getting cinnamon, but the pepper heat disappears. Was hoping it would come as it warms, but none is detected in the taste. A somewhat sweet creamy malt backbone with a littl vanilla. Mouthfeel is quite thin, nothing too palate coating or complex. Still a good beer, but wish I tasted more apple brandy barrel.

Aug 12, 2016
 
4.29 by msteves99 from Massachusetts on Jul 30, 2016
 
4.18 by Stinger80OH from Ohio on Jul 25, 2016
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4.86/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by aViewFromTheHOP from California

Look : On point with a head with a harsh pour. Stays around longer than you'd think.

Smell: My favorite part, amazing smell. Really get all the flavors in the nose.

Taste likes its smells. Lots of flavors that seem to really meld well together

Feel- one knock is the mouthfeel, just super thin.

Overall - Great beer, really glad i traded for this. worth the wait.

Jul 20, 2016
 
4.68 by Severymusic from Massachusetts on Jul 10, 2016
 
4.27 by cjohns73 from Delaware on Jun 20, 2016
 
4.19 by DoctorChugButterman from New Hampshire on Jun 08, 2016
 
3.42 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on May 16, 2016
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3.17/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by mothman from Minnesota

Had this side by side with my black parade and this is weak. What a let down. I couldn't even drink a few ounces.

Nothing works here. All the flavors are off. Thin. No barrels.

Undrinkable.

May 15, 2016
 
3.98 by jakemn91 from New Mexico on May 15, 2016
El Lechedor from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 203 ratings