Nighty Night
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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #507
Ranked #3,154
4.28 | pDev: 6.31%
Lost Forty Brewery
Arkansas, United States
Nighty NightNighty Night
Notes: Our Imperial Stout has been aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels, Bourbon Barrels, and Cabernet Barrels. We’ve aged them to velvety perfection and are creating a complex and delicious blend we call Nighty Night. With an ABV of 9.8%* and bold aromas and flavors of coffee and chocolate - this beer is the perfect beginning of an exciting fall and winter of rich seasonal offerings.

*ABV varies.
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 56
Photo of Ozzylizard
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received from @jdell15 in NBS BIF #9. Reviewed 7/7/19. Thanks Jacob!
Can undated other than “2018” on the front of the 12 oz can. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 54 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 62.6 degrees.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Dark brown, clear.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque. When held to the light, still opaque.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.1 cm, aggressive center pour), tan, medium density, average retention. Slowly diminishes to a five to seven mm crown and a rocky cap of varying thickness.
Lacing – None. Not unexpected with a 10.5% ABV brew (Marked on the can).
Aroma – 4 – Predominantly cocoa
Flavor – Flavor begins with grape and cocoa, quickly becoming slightly vinous with cocoa as the aftertaste. No coffee, bourbon, or rye, but surprisingly some ephemeral black cherry appears. No hops, no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4 – While I’d normally drop the rating by 0.25 points for having no date, since this is an American Imperial Stout and has the year (2018) as part of the label I don’t feel that is critical since the hops are minor players in this style of beer. The cacao nibs predominate both the aroma and flavor. Overall, a decent Impy stout.

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Photo of whitetale
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into 12 0z glass. Can says best by Feb, 2018.
Very dark color. Tan lacing lingers,
Aroma highlights the cabernet barrels. Dark roasted malts, too.
Taste also has some cabernet notes. Lots of dark malt, chocolate and some stone fruit.
Mouthfeel is slightly thck, like a cup of good cocoa.
Overall, a very good brew, but a sipper. The complexity and intense flavors cover the alcohol strength well. I'd say the extra 11 months have only improved a very good stout.

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Photo of chikinhammr
3.7/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Paid $23 for 4 twelve-ounce cans after having heard great things about this beer. While it is good, their Puffy Jacket Baltic Porter is better at half the price.

This is quite a heady brew, with fantastic flavor and aroma, but a little too alcohol-forward to me which makes it slightly unpleasant to drink. The low carbonation of the cask aged brew is expected, but allows that unwanted alcohol through. Good stuff but not $5.75 a can good. Like I said, get the Puffy Jacket instead!

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Photo of IMFletcher
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried at the brewery; the 2018 variant is very red wine forward, both on the nose and in the finish. The booze is tempered. It leaned a little too wine barrel for my liking, but it's really well done.

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Photo of metter98
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Lost Forty Brewery, Little Rock, AR

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of Cabernet barrels are present in the nose along with hints of whiskey.
T: The taste has flavors of Cabernet barrels and rich chocolate along with hints of bourbon and whiskey. No alcohol is perceptible except for the barrel aging. The whiskey becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is deceptively drinkable considering its strength. I felt that the Cabernet was a little bit too strong compared to the whiskey and bourbon.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of mschrei
4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can shows "best by 2/14/18", but still amazing. Slight lacing, dark, almost purplish tint. Smell is sweet, barrel, mild roast. Sweet tasting, slight tartness with boozy/wine notes. Super easy sipper. The multiple barreling makes this a winner.

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Photo of FBarber
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a completely opaque glossy black. One finger frothy head dissipates leaving a ring of tan foam along the outside of the beer. Partial slick of tan foam on top of the beer.

Aroma when initially cold is all red wine. As it warms it develops notes of red wine, cocoa, dark fruit, leather, and a touch of oak.

Flavor has notes of roasted malts, cocoa, red wine, oak, leather, some tannins, dark fruit and some bourbon notes. Lot going on in the flavor - but it does stay more red wine forward. Some alcohol noted on the back end, but its not "hot". Has a lovely bourbon soaked oak flavor on the finish. Not getting any coffee from this, but I'm ok with that - the chocolate and dark fruits play really well with the red wine barrel notes.

Feel is smooth, a tad ashy/powdery, with a very dry finish. Mild carbonation. Medium bodied.

Overall this is a lovely blended barrel aged stout. Its definitely red wine/Cabernet forward, but you do get the other barrels in this. Definitely worth trying and having again.

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Photo of dcotom
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured cold from 12-ounce can into a goblet. Striking appearance: almost black in color, with tan highlights and a thick dark tan head that left a web of lacing. Big aromas and flavors of cocoa, dark roast coffee, black cherry, berry, plum, and raisin. The barrel character was rather subtle on this sample. Definite jammy notes from the Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, but the rye and bourbon were more subdued. Mouthfeel was not overly heavy or syrupy. Not extremely boozy considering the high ABV. A little fruity sweetness lingers on the finish. An outstanding beer.

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Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from jdell15. 12 ounce can into snifter, no can dating. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, and spicy rye; with lighter notes of molasses, raisin, cherry, red wine, smoke, leather, tobacco, herbal, slight char, and roast/oaky earthiness. Some booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malts and bourbon/rye/Cabernet barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, and spicy rye; with lighter notes of molasses, raisin, cherry, red wine, smoke, leather, tobacco, herbal, slight char, and roast/oak earthiness. Light herbal/roast/char bitterness and bourbon/rye/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, spicy rye, light molasses/dark fruit, smoke, tobacco, herbal, and roast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malts and bourbon/rye/Cabernet barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and bourbon/rye/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from roast bitterness and bourbon/rye/oak spiciness. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and fairly tannic/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden; a mildly increasing warmth of 11.2%, with very mild barrel booze lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malts and bourbon/rye/Cabernet barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV, with the mellowly bitter/tannic/drying finish. Very rich and complex malts; awesome barrel balance without much booze. Great presence of the bourbon and rye whiskey barrels; with the Cabernet mostly showing up in the background. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

super rock n roll extra from a recent trade. been it Hong to try this and felt like a stout so 1 + 1 = NOW!!!

Classic BA stout motor oil looks w a surprisingly white head...nose screams of whiskey peat. the rye jumps out first and then shockingly cabernet with little traces of bourbon to fill my nose. taste is an explosion of booze soaked wood. even a bit too much. as the nose suggests, leads w the rye, then the cab and bourbon is merely a suggestion of wet wood. so much in such a small package. truly amazing that beers like this come out of a can. loved it, though could use a bit more focus.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can, no date (indicated to be about 6 months):
Pours a little on the thicker looking side, black with shimmering mahogany edges as the light catches them. Head is brown but not too big, making up for that with a decent medium rim. No lacing.

Nose is a wonderfully full dark fruit with chocolate, rich pipe tobacco, a hint of leather as impressions. Dissecting it I get the wine grape that brings a leather tang out of the roasted malt and vanilla tobacco note. Raisins and dates also come through a chocolate facade.

A nice, slick, medium thick opening thins in the middle, but coats the palate when the sip ends. Up front is a chocolate and bourbon-tinged flavor. There's a high note that is more raisin than date before the the malt gains traction. I feel the wine barrel comes here in the middle, adding a robustness to the bolder deep notes in this stout. A small bit of whiskey heat lightens the tone on the way out, disguising the fact that there's a light roasted malt coating left behind.

An interesting and very enjoyable beer that doesn't get too jumbled with all the barrels it sees. I think it balanced quite well, and enjoyed what I perceived as the wine barrel influence; it does seem to detract a tad from the spirit barrels, though, if you are infatuated by that flavor.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Lost Forty Nighty Night has a thin, beige head, a very dark brown appearance (black), which shows standard brown, at the tip top and bottom, as the bright sun hits it. Aroma is of dark bread, black cherry, yellow chewing tobacco, and some barrel aged effects. Taste is of those elements, with chocolate powder, some char, bitterness, cream, and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Nighty Night finishes medium wet/dry.


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Photo of Prager62
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A twelve ounce can with no visible date sent to me by fellow BA jvgoor3786 poured in the Lost Forty pint style glass he included.

Look- Pours a medium viscosity dark cola brown leaving two fingers of light brown creamy foam. It slowly settles revealing some thin lacing.

Smell- Bourbon, dark fruit including figs, raisins and red grapes. There's a hint of tobacco, molasses, brown sugar and oak as well.

Taste- It begins with a blast of bourbon but quickly changes gears to dark fruit. Figs, raisins and red grapes are all in abundance along with tobacco, leather, molasses, oak and a hint of char.

Feel- Oily but on the thin side. There is a noticeable blast of alcohol heat. My can had a higher abv. of 11.2% than the 9.8% listed here.

Overall- A very enjoyable and complex stout using a blend of three different barrels. You can definitely pick up the Cabernet barrel and the dark fruity presence it brings to the smell and taste. A perfect compliment to the bourbon! My only wish would be for a thicker creamier feel, but that wouldn't scare me from buying a case of this world class barrel aged stout.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to russpowell & jvgoor3786 for these cans!

A - Pitch black with a toffee colored, thick, creamy lacing ring, lots of legs on the sides of the glass and oozes as it's swirled.

S - Bourbon, oak, char, dark roasted chocolate malt, some tart acidic red grape skins, roasted toffee, and vanilla.

T - Nice dark chocolate char, some smokiness, delicate tart red grape skin, spicy, bourbon, some oak tannin/woody, vanilla. Ends with a lingering chocolate oak bitterness with a layer of bourbon and delicate grape tartness.

M - Heavy and full bodied, silky, viscous, lip smacking sticky, some alcohol warming on the way down but for 11.2% the warming is noticeable but minimal for thew ABV.

O - Impressed with this beer. Nice complexity with layer after layer of flavor. Very much recommended!

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Photo of ksimons
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-very dark brown with a fingers worth of light tan head

S-dark chocolate, caramel, and dark fruits

T-dark and milk chocolate, spicy rye, dark fruit, vanilla and bourbon

M-medium to full body and moderate carbonation

Overall a very chocolatey full body stout, very nice

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Photo of donspublic
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fall 2016 Imperial Stout aged in Cabernet, Bourbon and Rye Whiskey barrels
ABV: 11.2
Poured from 12oz can into sniffer, 1/2 finger dark tan head that hangs around for a few minutes, nice lacing. Jet black in the glass, no light passes thru. Smells predominantly of whisky, some roasted malt peaking thru. Taste initially of whisky/bourbon pick your poison, that leads into a tannic sweetness in the middle, with some wood vanilla in there, has a semi sweet chocolate malt finish on the back end. This is one complex beer with the 3 different barrels involved. Has a syrupy viscous mouthfeel that is just wonderful. I am getting absolutely no heat from this beer, amazing for 11.2%. I am so glad my daughter didn't listen to me and only grabbed one can, she scored me a four pack along with some Snake Party. This brewery is doing some fine work.

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Photo of russpowell
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a chestnut hued mahogany with two fingers of fluffy mocha colored head. Nice viscosity to this, super lacing & a cool swirly head pattern in the retention

S: Vanilla, Bourbon & caramel

T: Follows the nose, some Cab notes, a little char & Baker's Chocolate up front, a little dryness & spicyness from the Rye barrel up front. Dark Chocolate, a little smokeyness, faint woody hops, Bourbon & dryness as this warms, faint fig notes too.

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation, warming

Drinks pretty easy despite the complexity & heft. Well worth picking up & maybe laying a few down

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours deep black with a one-finger tan head that receded quickly leaving some lacing.

The smell is enormous chocolate from two feet away. I'm also getting banana and a little cherry.

The taste is a great, smooth blend of tons of flavors - chocolate hits first then a blend of bourbon, cherry, and a little coffee. The 2017 seems to showcase the cabernet less than last year.

The mouthfeel is low carbonation, very smooth, and medium thickness.

Overall this is an excellent beer. It blends flavors perfectly and is by FAR the best beer from Lost Forty.

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Photo of infinitebruner
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

October 24, 2015

12 oz can, snifter

A – Pours medium-thick with noticeable viscosity Very black, a bit of deep brown where some light can pass through. Medium-dark tan, chocolate head of maybe a centimeter disappears almost immediately. Coffee-like swirl of lace remains on top.

S – A ton of vanilla and a combo of milk chocolate and baker’s chocolate. Coconut and cherry pits, a bit of fruity coffee. Sweet bourbon notes, oak, a touch of tannins. Hops are hiding in the background, some light pine and raisin-like herbal notes.

T – Cherries, raisins, dark chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Supported by roasted coffee bitterness and high hop bitterness, along with some oak tannins. Sweet bourbon with some spicy whiskey bite, pleasantly warm. Bitter, juicy finish.

M – Heavy, but not thick, with low to moderate-low carbonation. Not dry, very juicy throughout, with high levels of roast and hop bitterness mostly offsetting the very sweet malt profile.

O – Massively complex, with discernable components that reward the drinker with every sip. An excellent barrel-aged beer.

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Nighty Night from Lost Forty Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 56 ratings