Taza Stout | Night Shift Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 04-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
185
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
51.44%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
35
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 185
Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch #4, bottled 4/22/12, 7.1% ABV

A: Pours dark brown with a big dense light brown head. Fades slowly, leaving almost no lacing at all oddly enough.

S: Smells mainly like dark chocolate plus a little coffee and some chicory and ginger.

T: Dark chocolate up front, followed by coffee and spicy chicory. Ends with more chocolate (a little creamier this time). Lingering spices (there's the ginger), chicory and some earthiness in the aftertaste.

M: Somewhat thin, but otherwise smooth.

O: Decent stout, not a big fan of chicory myself so that definitely detracts. Pretty simple otherwise, mostly a chocolately stout but not too strong of a flavor either. Kinda has a belgian-style twist with the spices and the earthiness.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep dark brown color with a bubbly one finger tan head. Leaves some swathes of lace on the surface, but settles fairly quickly.

S: Lots of roasted malt and chicory with a hint of ginger lurking in the background. Faint Mexican chocolate, chipotle and freshly ground coffee. The smells meld together a little strangely, but I have hope for this.

T: A lot of chicory, almost overwhelmingly so. Some day old coffee and a kind of strange roasty sourness going into the finish. Not picking up much from the cocoa nibs at all here. Mouthfeel is a touch overcarbonated and brings out the chicory just a little too much. I really want to try more from these guys, but this one didn't knock it out of the park.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In a tulip, this beer was very dark brown, almost black, with some garnet. There was a small tan head.

I found the aroma to be a little on the meek side. Roasted malt/coffee. Sweet.

The taste improved on the aroma. Dark coffee, sweet chocolate; nicely juxtaposed. There was a bit of spiciness that I hadn't detected in the aroma.

I thought this beer was a bit on the thin side. Definitely not as robust as I was expecting.

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Photo of tigg924
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: high carbonation, 3/4 inch head, opaque, black in color

Smell: milk and dark chocolate

Taste: milk and dark chocolate, charred malt, vanilla, and light nutmeg at the end

Mouthfeel: Sweet with slight bitterness and a dry semi-bitter finish, heavy body, moderate carbonation

Overall: A tasty chocolate stout with an amazing aftertaste. This is my first bottle from Night Shift and based off of this, I will definately be picking up more of their beer.

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of ccurrid
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of doremite
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of deuce9259
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of AdamF625
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- dark mahogany to black, thin 1 finger mocha head, bubbly lacing
S- ginger, Belgian yeast, roasted coffee, bakers chocolate, burnt toast
T- chocolate, spices, ginger, coffee, cocoa powder
M- medium body and carbonation. Nice bitter chocolate up front then the ginger strokes the tongue gently.
O- nice beer with some twists. NS likes to push the envelope a bit with their beer and express their creativity. It works for me.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jaasen64 for this one! Batch #5, 5/13/12

A: Pours a nice black color with a small khaki colored head on top, not much retention, leaving a thin ring on top. Very thin lacing forms on some of the glass.

S: Upfront there is some ginger and chocolate with some light roasty malt. A little bit of chicory comes in too. Reminds me chocolate covered gingers from Trader Joe's.

T: A little bit of chocolate and faint chicory with just a touch of cream. Not much ginger at all. A little bit of brown sugar and molasses.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Just a touch thin.

O: Really liked the aroma, just wish the ginger and chocolate had been that strong in the flavor profile and been just a touch fuller bodied.

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Photo of dmachado
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of katalijne
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Kevincredible
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of nickmantia
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Spigs
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of trevorpost
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of innuendobrewskiman63
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of jsilva
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of liquorpig
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +14.9%

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Taza Stout from Night Shift Brewing
3.48 out of 5 based on 185 ratings.
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