Nighty Night
Lost Forty Brewing

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Lost Forty Brewing
Arkansas, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #758
Ranked #2,532
4.27 | pDev: 6.56%
Jun 24, 2023
Oct 17, 2015
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: 4.45 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Jun 24, 2023
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
Nighty Night from Lost Forty Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 63 ratings