Awake | Night Shift Brewing

AwakeAwake
BA SCORE
95.5%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 441 ratings
AwakeAwake
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coffee porter aged with Counter Culture coffee. Notes of fresh roasted coffee and baker's chocolate.


Added by boredalready on 09-18-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,852
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
441
Liked:
421
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
6.52%
Alströms:
3.93
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
121
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 441 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vivs85
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Seppops
4.81/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Stouts and porters being my favorite beers, this is by far the best coffee porter I drink.

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Photo of festizio
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkazemi
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tall can

Looks like yer typical porter, long lasting mocha cap, super slowly goes to a thicker film and leaves nice looking low sheeting and ringed fine lacing.

Chocolate fudge infused nose.

More oowey goowey chocolate on the palate, with a soft back note of cafe au lait...moderatly dry finish.....pleasingly tasty and enjoyable...more high quality brew from Night shift...go get some

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Photo of Gmann
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a milk chocolate brown color with a tight creamy off white head. Spotty lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of moderate roast coffee. Sweet coffee aroma. Hints of dark chocolate, cocoa, wet wood and brown bread.

The taste is of brown bread and caramel. Metal notes and watery coffee. Powdery chocolate. A bit of lemon or tea in the finish.

The feel is thick with soft carbonation. Sweet on the palate with a slight bitter and sour offset.

The porter starts off real strong in the aroma but fizzeled in the flavor. The coffee didn't shine enough in the flavor.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz. can served in a tulip. Canned 05/12/17. Pours two shades shy of black with a loose, quarter inch, khaki-colored head. that quickly dissipates into a clumpy slick. Nose expresses roast, coffee grounds and perhaps a hint of vanilla and/or lactose. Taste consistent with nose - toasty, ashy, coffee grounds and a hint of artificial sweetness towards the back. Mouthfeel is light in body with a slightly watery consistency and a lively carbonation. Overall, a solid American Porter. Would probably be great on-nitro.

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Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ontic
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FFFjunkie
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look is dark brown and poured vigorously proved 1.5 fingers of light tan head.

Aroma is dark roast coffee and unsweetened chocolate.

Taste follows nose with coffee up front, some chocolate mid and a touch of maybe molasses at the end.

Feel is a bit thin. It's watered down creamy but definately enjoyable.

Overall a nice easy drinking coffee porter but Jesus I wish it was a stout.....

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Photo of mattycasey
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blaze5445
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gavage
4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: pours a dark brown color with a 1" head that lasts a while. Some lace develops.

Smell: coffee, chocolate, and a nice roasted tone is easy to pick up by the nose.

Taste: roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, prunes, a touch of molasses, and a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Long lasting aftertaste as coffee and chocolate linger on the tongue.

Overall: an exceptional porter with bold flavors and perfectly balanced.

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
3.59/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown color. No light passes through. Modest head but it leaves extensive ring lace.

The smell is slightly off with a bit of freezer burn. The brew's typical smells are muted. With effort I get some darker toast and cream.

Initially the taste is dark chocolate but a coffee flavor comes through most strongly in the finish. Good body and carbonation. Short aftertaste of Baker's chocolate and blackberry.

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Photo of MOTS77
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This needed time to warm up, but once it did I found a solid Porter in Awake. Roasty and chocolatey.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChipChaight
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stew942
4.69/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer rocks. It has perfect balance of coffee and beer. I drink decaf coffee b/c caffeine keeps me "awake" however this beer doesn't seem to do that. It's a perfect evening start beer. Love it. Now I just have to keep my wife from drinking them.

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Photo of Chipotle
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau stout glass.

Look is a pitch black with cola highlights at the edges and a light tan head.

Aroma is sweet creamy coffee with a hint of roast chocolate malt.

Wow the dark coffee flavors really come through. Delicious creamy mouth feel balances out a very intense roast.

Excellent nightcap, cheers

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Awake from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 95.5% out of 100 with 441 ratings
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