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Maritime Pacific Nightwatch Dark Amber Ale

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Dark amber in color, Nightwatch is smooth and mellow with a subtle roast flavor and gentle hopping from Mt. Hood and Saaz hops. A true Northwestern original-style ale.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (870) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Draft at College Inn. Pours light brown / dark amber with khaki head. Malt-driven nose - nutty, caramel, some roast. Taste: pleasant and drinkable. Biscuit, caramel, toast; on the sweet side, but with a mildly roasty finish. Medium- body, smooth texture. Overall: remarkably solid offering from a local brewery I almost never drink. New year’s resolution: drink more of the locals. In fact, remind me of this next year -- 2014-2015 academic year, I will rate at least one beer from every seattle brewer in the RB database.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4012) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Clear dark dark amber under a thin light beige tight creamy head. Nose of dark nutty sweet malty toffee with a biscotti undertone. Big nutty toffee flavor with a caramel amber backbone with a slight booziness. Not a whole lot of hops, but it doesn’t need it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Draught. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is very toasty and slightly roasty to me. Taste, on the other hand, is roastier than anything else, and ends up tasting like a slightly carbonated chilled coffee. Fairly pleasant drink.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davhgbrew (934) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Had off tap at lindas in Cap hill, which I’ve been told I have to go to. Chocolate and malt. Not quite a porter, but nice roasted malt presence. Offputting finish, which is kind of mop water like. Body is full initial and in the middle but the finish is a little weak. I prob wouldn’t reach for it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3429) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
On tap. Pours a clear dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, roasted nuts, coffee. Flavor of coffee, roasted nuts, roasted malt. Nice roasted/coffee notes here. Very flavorful. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyhennessy (287) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
A somewhat smoky dark ale. Taste of a porter, but light bodied with a little coffee aromaticity. Floral hops and earthy flavours. Dark roasted with a caramel-nut presence. Easy drinking and clean. Very delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (10309) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear dark amber color. Aroma of lightlt toasted caramel. Taste is sweet caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7850) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. Brownish-amber pour with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt and floral hops. Light to medium body with flavors of earthy malt, hops and toasted bread. The finish is sweet with a caramel malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 5, 2013
Draft in Seattle. Deep cola brown. Well balanced caramel and chocolate malts, stout body, sweetness comes through. Some porter smokiness, dry caramel. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
On tap at the Jolly Roger Taproom. Pours a clear, deep brown colored body with a slight reddish hue. Finger-width, frothy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is nutty caramels with some grainy roasts and a light chocolate. A light earth and some fruity esters as well. Flavor is similar. Nutty caramels with some grainy roasts, earth, a light chocolate, and touches of fruity esters. Finishes clean and dry with a light roasty and earthy bitterness that is balanced with a light caramel and chocolate note. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid amber that resembles more of a brown ale. Clean, easy drinking, and flavorful. Good one.


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