Bennington | Night Shift Brewing

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oatmeal stout with Dutch-processed cocoa and maple syrup.


BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,649
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
174
pDev:
6.27%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
32
Trade:
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of pGaf
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a stoute, tastes deliciouse, pours unfortunately never longe enough. I tasted a well timed sweetness. Smooth and pleasant flavor delivery. Really like this one.

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Photo of Ronl12
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can into pint glass. Dated 10/5/18.
Look is black. Smell is sweet roasted malt. Taste follows nose. Feel is smooth and creamy. Overall a very good oatmeal stout. Roasted malt is mellowed out by the maple syrup and cocoa. Well done.

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Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As per stamp on bottom of can:
Canned 11/18/18.
8.8% abv.
Moderate pour yields a one inch tan head over a black body with sticky lacing and clumpage or moundage; you know, whatever they call that island of head. Nose of dark roasted malts, cocoa, and maple. Taste follows nose nicely with the maple coming forward more as it warms a bit. Nice feel and overall, I am certainly diggin' this oatmeal stout. Cheers to the boys of Everett!

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Photo of yuno
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of walt5
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of twosheds
3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Very dark brown with a tan head.

Getting mostly chocolate from the smell. A little bit go raisin as well.

Tastes very much like the description indicates. The cocoa flavors are most prominent but not overpowering along with the normal oatmeal stout profile. Maple is hard to detect, but maybe getting some in the finish.

Something about the mouthfeel is not quite as smooth as I was expecting for an oatmeal stout.

This is good, but there are other oatmeal stouts I like better. It seems that maple is a hard flavor to bring to a beer because it is so subtle. It's hard to tell if it's really there or just seems like it is.

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Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Heftklammer
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chase781617
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ntanner83
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sulldaddy
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can poured into my snifter. The beer was recently purchased at a store in AMherst.
Beer pours a rich cola brown with little light passing through and a creamy tan colored head of 3 cm. the foam fades slowly leaving pockmarking craters as it recedes to a sturdy edge layer.
Aroma on this one is a nice mix of roasted malt and dark chocolate. I also get a little bit of coffee ground note, but unfortunately I dont get any maple as promised on the label of the can. No hops and hidden booze at this point.
First sip reveals an average body with very fine and tingly carbonation with a slightly slick mouthfeel.
Flavor is all malt with roasted notes and dark chocolate. There is a little sweetness that comes through that I get more as brown sugar than a maple syrup flavor, which doesnt take away from the beer. I was hoping to get some maple notes, but even still this beer is very enjoyable and I would try it again, especially getting into the cooler months. Glad to have had the chance to sample it.

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Photo of mike22ne
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can, dated 10/5/18. Can says 8.2%ABV.

Lots of roasted malts and chocolate and coffee, dry cocoa flavors but a nice full body. Smooth with decent bitterness and good deep roasted barley. I'm not finding a lot of maple, maybe a subtle hint in there but it's overpowered by the roast and chocolate.

Overall very nice, glad I picked it up!

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

Photo of Spluger
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sulty
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtbone
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you thebeers for this
16 oz can, dated 10/17/17, poured into a teku

A- Black with a two mocha head.

S- Chocolate, maple syrup, some roasted malts, some dark fruits, nicely balanced.

T- Chocolate, some roasted coffee, maple syrup, touch of earthiness.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- A real nice chocolate and maple syrup stout. Good balance, easy to drink.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours motor oil black with a creamy two finger tan head. The head recedes quickly leaving some light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate.

T - The taste is coffee, dark and milk chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and maple.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a nice soft finish.

O - This is a pretty killer stout. Perfect mix of coffee and chocolate with a nice hit of maple syrup in the finish.

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Photo of rogacks
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbk81
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seppops
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoudRed
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bennington from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 174 ratings