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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 04-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
185
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
15.23%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
34
For Trade:
2
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Rifugium
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Night Shift

A basic stout here. Dark brown-black pour with a small cap of tan head that receded to a ringlet. Supposedly chicory and ginger in this beer, but I didn't really get any of it in the aroma or taste. What I did get was your typical dark malt roastiness, notes of coffee and cocoa, maybe a mild herbal/earthy hop profile in there as well. Body was about medium, and rather thin for a stout. Ok, but not great. I wouldn't commit to a whole bottle of this.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.17/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Starts with a beige, lasting head. Some spotty, but streaky lace. The color is dark brown but light shines through the edges.

Strong smell of star anise and pepper. Doesn't smell like a stout at all--no coffee or chocolate.

Very thin body for the style. Again, not much classic stout flavor. I would describe it as a souped up brown ale. The initial taste is actually watery. More flavor comes in the swallow. A friend of mine describes it to be like peppermint although I can't find it--I find it more peppery. It's a bit astringent like black tea.

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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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of stakem
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Kegatron for sharing this one. 750ml corked and caged bottle into a matching Night Shift stemmed glass. The brew appears dark brown to black with mocha head that retains very well with patchy lace.

The smell includes that character of chicory that is earthy with hints of citrus before blending to the roast of the grain and more earth. Slight chocolate appeal and suggestions of coffee.

The taste includes a citrus combination possibly from the chicory and hops. It is also earthen with a bitter charred grain flavor that is slightly leathery. An afterthought of burnt coffee lasts inside the mouth and into the aftertaste.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is interesting and enjoyable but carries with it quite a bit of familiarity to the other chicory brew I have consumed. Im not quite sure what the benefit/idea is here. Create a coffee-like brew without coffee/caffeine? In that sense it is somewhat succesful but overall, I dont think this is something I would seek out.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 into a mug, the beer has a translucent hazelnut coloring while pouring, and settles into a very dark brown, ruby highlighted coloring. One inch, filmy, light tan head that quickly settles and then disappears. Aromas of earthy tannins, oaky highlights, and a dark, bitter cocoa character. Smells rich and bold, but still light somehow. Flavors of rich and robust bitter chocolate initially, with a dark roasted backbone. Earthy overtones take the edge off the bitter profiles. Very light and smooth in mouth. Rich, chocolatey aftertaste with a bittersweet highlight. Smooth, clean finish with a bitter dryness that cleans everything up nicely.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.66/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Don't really like this one. Spicey aroma that continues as you taste

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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