Nighty Night
Lost Forty Brewing

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Lost Forty Brewing
Arkansas, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #718
Ranked #2,555
4.27 | pDev: 6.56%
Nov 13, 2021
Oct 17, 2015
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.
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Rated: 4.25 by sd123 from Georgia

Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 31, 2021
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz can 2020 vintage, poured into a snifter. Beer is courtesy of @jvgoor3786. thank you!
The beer pours a jet black color with dark tan creamy and densely packed head of 1 cm. The foam fades slowly to a sturdy surface layer that remains through my sampling. I also get some dense lattice on my glass when I swirl.
The aroma on this beer is robust and malt forward with roasted notes, dark chocolate, some red grape or red wine notes and just a hint of bourbon. I dont detect any hop presence here, and there arent any fusol notes despite the elevated ABV (10.5%).
the first sip reveals a fairly thick body with smooth texture and very soft, fine, and gentle carbonation.
the flavor is very roasted malt, some light charred wood, rich chocolate notes come through in the middle and some bourbon and chocolate linger after each swallow. A little bit of biting black peppery booze comes through on the finish as the beer warms up more. Still no real hop note though.
A nice imperial stout that works well as a sipping beer tonight.
Jan 09, 2021
Rated: 5 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Dec 16, 2020
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours espresso colored with a thin beige cap that fades to a film; spotty lacing

Smell: Tobacco, chocolate and barrel influences, with the red grape Cabernet tones prominent

Taste: Tobacco and chocolate forward, with red wine grape and the whiskey barrel tones emerging; the Cabernet barrel, again, is prominent in the middle, along with the Bourbon, while the spicy Rye tones emerge toward the end; the finish is rather charred

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: Rather thin in the mouthfeel for 11.2%, there is a lot going on here, perhaps too much, as the flavors really never quite come together
Nov 28, 2020
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Many thanks for this 12 oz can from an in-person trade from jvgoor3786. Carpe Brew Em snifter. 2018 vintage.

Pours a silky black body with a creamy head of 1/2 finger, receding to a thick ring leaving lots of nice lacing on the glass.

Such a complex aroma of dark stone fruits and roasted malt. The red wine really comes through in the form of ripe black cherries. Slight metallic roasted malt. The barrel here is not particularly forward however. It does however have a very nice complex nose.

Flavor is tobacco-forward with secondary notes of roasted malt bordering on ashen; some tannic red wine character mixing in creating an almost charred dark stone fruit black-cherry vibe; with some very slight barrel sweetness in the background that seems to add an almost sappy quality to the beer though not forward; and more tobacco/ashen malt. It's very complex. It's not sweet, it's not very barrel driven, but it reminds me a lot of Marshall Zukhov with a slight black cherry influence and that's nothing to scoff at!

Feel is roasty first and foremost, then burning with alcohol, increasingly dry, semi-slick, and a roasty, hugely resiny finish. Dries the mouth out like a sponge.

Overall, an impressive stout that you wouldn't necessarily guess was barrel aged blindfolded, but it does bring complexity and it's an enjoyable though admittedly tough sipper. It's one I'll finish gradually - it's very intense and though it has lots to offer, drinkability is not its strong suit and is best contemplated over the course of a half hour or more. For being barrel aged in three barrels, it comes across a little light in that regard. Perhaps less is more in this situation, and as in the case of MILF more barrels are not better (even though that's a pretty good beer it's not the gargantuan you'd expect from four barrels). I'd love to try this in only a cabernet barrel or only a bourbon barrel.
May 23, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by jdell15 from Arkansas

Jul 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%
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.
Jul 07, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by alexsergio from New York

Apr 07, 2019
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Reviewed by whitetale from West Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
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.
Jan 22, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Jan 18, 2019
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Reviewed by chikinhammr from Arkansas

3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
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!
Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 3.44 by eppie82 from Illinois

Jan 04, 2019
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Reviewed by IMFletcher from Kentucky

4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
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.
Dec 27, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by doowhat from Arkansas

Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by fthegiants from California

Nov 17, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by Bandi from New York

Oct 30, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
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
Oct 30, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by foundersasap from Michigan

Jul 29, 2018
Rated: 4 by rspauldi from Texas

Apr 16, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Mar 19, 2018
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
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.
Mar 11, 2018
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
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.
Feb 28, 2018
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
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.
Feb 26, 2018
Rated: 4.6 by Rdavis4 from Arkansas

Jan 18, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by kds2437 from Texas

Oct 28, 2017
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
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.
Oct 14, 2017
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Reviewed by cosmicevan from New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
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.
Jul 03, 2017
Rated: 3.89 by kccraftenthusiast from Missouri

Jun 25, 2017
Rated: 4.66 by zacnock from Arkansas

Jun 14, 2017
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
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.
Apr 07, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Mar 15, 2017
Rated: 4.07 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Mar 06, 2017
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Mar 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Prager62 from Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +4%
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.
Feb 26, 2017
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
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!
Feb 24, 2017
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Reviewed by ksimons from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
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
Feb 20, 2017
Rated: 4.4 by HeartofMiami from Florida

Feb 10, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by Bieniek30 from New York

Jan 31, 2017
Nighty Night from Lost Forty Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 62 ratings