Absolution | Night Shift Brewing

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3.93/5
Very Good
21 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stout that sips with notes of toasted coconut, black cherry, cacao beans, and hazelnut coffee.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
21
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of DelicateDelirium
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rogacks
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on nitro and regular tap at the brewery. Super smooth on nitro!

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at brewery

Pours black with a khaki head. Smells like burnt toast and roasty chocolate goodness. The taste is like dark chocolate with a sweet burnt taste that made me think of campfire s'mores. A very natural mild char taste with dark roasted coffee and chocolate flavors with a light vanilla-like hint. Mouthfeel was slightly creamy and light. Overall I thought this was a good and well-balanced stout.

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Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SveNss0N
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopSynonymous
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This rating based on the nitro version, tasted at the brewery on tapping day, 8/25/15 in the house taster.

L- Dark cascades, pretty opaque when held to the light, khaki head with solid lacing.
S- Major coffee up front, and...at the end. Coffee very present, but only some coconut, a biiiit of chocolate. No cherry or vanilla as advertised.
T- Roasty up front, with most of the flavor in the coffee realm, again with little coconut. Bit of bitter, baker's chocolate. Pleasant though.
F- Creamy and thick mouthfeel, but with an interestingly dry and thin finish. Not a lingerer.
O- A bit disappointed, but at the same time, still a fine beer. Would not go out of my way to seek it out, but if I were let down by a taplist and after looking through, found this at the end, I'd be pleased.

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Photo of Aisha
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Coorsy
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on tap from the brewery poured into a taster tulip. Looked perfect, even in the 4oz glass it had the perfect mocha head. Taste of smoooth coffee and chocolate which are complimented with vanilla. I personally couldnt pick out the cherries though, but thats alright.

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Photo of shekletona
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in sifter. Rich, full nose. Fairly sweet, cherry body.

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Photo of lic217
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jebrew
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of my_knew_craft
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Masters
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wonothesane42
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benzalman
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wanted to love this. Smell was really great, but didnt get any those notes in the taste.

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Photo of JohnofUpton
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Absolution from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 21 ratings