Darkling
Night Shift Brewing

DarklingDarkling
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #427
ABV:
12.9%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,125
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.75%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
116
From:
Night Shift Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  27
Gots
  28
SCORE
94
Outstanding
DarklingDarkling
Notes: Rich, luscious, decadent and freakishly smooth bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout.
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 116 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Kmlund:
Photo of Kmlund
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Had this on tap at the brewery. 4oz pour. Really delicious.One of my favorite beers that Night Shift has put out so far. picked up a bottle to see how it will age.
very dark in color.
I smelled the bourbon right off the bat. Vanilla, chocolate.
Nice carbonation on the tip of my tongue, but a great thickness in the mouth-feel overall.
Tasted slightly boozey (which i like) lots of caramel, bourbon characteristics like vanilla and oak, chocolate, molasses. rich with a nice sweetness.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dbrauneis
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rab53
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of the_beerist
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mendvicdog
3.28/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample at EBF 2016
Solid black color. Big rich chocolate malt notes. Light earth and hints of pitted fruits. Faint hints of oxidation, decent enough beer.

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Photo of dsigmon
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rocksteady726
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of mattycasey
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DNICE555
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liquorpig
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SiepJones
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep dark brown where no light passes. Lots of minor spots for lace.

Chocolatey with some rum alcohol warmth and sweetness.

Rich in body and flavor with a strong cocoa. There's some berry and cinnamon to the tongue.

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Photo of bobv
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Moderate pour yields a one inch tan head over a dark brown body with nice lacing. Wonderful nose of bourbon, chocolate, coffee, caramel, and vanilla. Taste follows to a "T." Very nice feel on this and overall, so glad I opened this tonight when I did as it paired magnificently with my chili! Cheers!

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

04/08/2016

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Photo of benzalman
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This aged particularly well. Liked it better than when I had it a few months back.

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Photo of Shaymus
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orangesol
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Darkling from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 116 ratings