Nightshade | Abandoned Building Brewery

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3.9/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abandoned Building Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
abandonedbuildingbrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This American Stout is made with 7 different malts including wheat malted in the Pioneer Valley by Valley Malt. The dark malts add hints of chocolate and roasted coffee that are well balanced.

Added by WillieThreebiers on 10-24-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,900
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
33
pDev:
10.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by jkeefe1800:
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3.17/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of 77apm
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uzarnayme
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fitzy84
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer at the Roost in Northampton, MA. Served on-tap in a pint glass.

The beer had a medium head that dissipated quickly with minor lacing. Black appearance with some brown-amber on the sides. Aromas included some cocoa, dark fruit, and coffee. Taste had some hints of plums and other dark fruit mixed with roasted dark coffee and malts. There was a light crispness and medium carbonation to this generally creamy drink. Overall, a very enjoyable and flavorful stout.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzy
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirthdog
4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I got a 16oz pour of this beer directly from the Brewery. It was delivered into a tulip glass and had a nice steady tan head with some Brussels lacing.

A: Dark black and sultry, this beer is black as night and has beautiful brown hues that get picked up when you hold it up to the light. There is a nice steady

S: I smell chocolate and some hints of coffee and roasted malt grains

T: This is a great beer and very smooth, the roasted dark malt is counterbalanced with a back of the throat sweetness. It isn't as creamy as a milk stout but it almost tastes like it could be. Very nice

M: Very smooth and velvety, the beer is medium thick on the tounge and is a nice representation of what a stout should.

O: This is a great beer, definite unique quality to it and it is almost bready with a roasty malt stout profile. If Belgian's invented stouts this is what they would make. Good job!

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Photo of JohnnyB
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. Nice tasty stout. Nothing overpowers, very well balanced. Taste of coffee, hint of dark chocolate. The description has it as barrel aged (as of 3/17/16) I don't think so. This is a stout that stout lovers will enjoy.

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Photo of esmyth15
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WOBrewstraveler
4.52/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of jhavs
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a snifter.
A= Dark and opaque at the center, amber at the edges when held up to light. Thin off white creamy head.
S= Smoky with hints of bitter chocolate and dark roasted coffee.
T= The smokiness hits you first and flavors of chocolate, coffee, some hop or black roasted bitterness. Smokiness stays with aftertaste.
M= Smooth and full, great carbonation level for a smoky stout.
O= A very good representation of an American stout. Respectable ABV, smooth and smoky, great brew to sip by the fire pit. I have 2 barrel aged versions waiting (rum and bourbon). Have enjoyed everything I have tasted from this brewery and loved their location and vibe at the tasting room.

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Photo of JohnofUpton
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeviathan
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gdub
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smb71481
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NOLANDMAN
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EatonHops
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Black with lighter brown hues around its edges. Tight tan head initially stands at an inch and a half in height, but collapses after a short while. Small spots of lacing.

S: Bitter dark chocolate, fudgey brownies, soot and char, cocoa. Snappy citrus rind and pine hop scents.

T: Follows the nose. Bitter dark chocolate, chocolate chips, layered roasty flavors of soot, char, woodiness, and French roast coffee. Bold hop flavor and bitterness rival the roast. Earthy, piney, mild tobacco, grapefruit rind. Dueling malt and hop bitterness on a long smokey and bitter finish.

M: Full and round in the mouth. There's a sense of weight about it, and it presses the soft and velvety texture into the tongue. Firm prickling carbonation.

O: Bold strokes bring an aggressively roasty but smooth malt character into contact with a formidable earth-and-citrus hop profile. In the end it stays nicely balanced. It reminds me a bit of Sierra Nevada stout actually, though it has been a long time since I've had one of those. A solid effort from a new and local brewer.

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4.56/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Jasonm73
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of AGust82
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
2.85/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice dark brown almost black with a half finger mocha head that faded slowly to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of...not a whole lot. Not really getting any chocolate, no roast, barely any whiskey aromas. No barrel. Very, very light smoky notes and some faint bitterness. That said, if you put a full pour of this, and two ounces of any other average stout that had been watered down with 14 ounces of water...I would not be able to find a difference.

T - Taste actually brings something to the table. Very, very light chocolate, super faint smoke. Getting some light bitterness and some roast as it warms up more. Light malt sweetness, maybe some faint faint acrid coffee qualities. Whiskey barrels though....uhm, were they fourth fill barrels?

M - Mouthfeel is on the thin side, lowly carbonated. This is only 7ish%, yet, it still manages to have a bit of a syrupy quality to it. Odd.

O - Overall this was an unfortunate beer. Looked decent enough, but with as much aroma as a rinse pitcher with a splash of macro stout spilled in. Taste wasn't much better. Incredibly disappointed by the utter lack of barrel or whiskey notes in this. It's stunning that a brewery can make a beer that fails so hard.

Serving Type: Bottle

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Nightshade from Abandoned Building Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 33 ratings