Snow | Night Shift Brewing

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Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
White Stout.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Batch #2, Bottled on 5-20-2013

Consumed on 8-06-2013. Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Pours a murky light brown in color kind of like old dishwater...not the most appealing beer visually. Small white head at the top with minimal lacing. A bit funky on the nose, aroma is mostly mild with a hint of coffee and overripe fruit. While its hard to pick up the coffee by smell, the first thing I taste are the beans they've added. Unfortunately it tastes like old coffee grounds and maybe even cigarette smoke. Maybe it would have been better fresher. Although the beer is quite creamy, it also feels thin in body if that is possible. Perhaps it's just the mental perception of drinking a light colored beer calling itself a stout. Overall it's an interesting and creative concoction but that's not always a recipe for success. I'd be willing to try this again, only because this is the first mediocre offering I've had from Night Shift. Everything else has been outstanding.

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Snow from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 81 ratings
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