superspak (6350) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2017
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/oak6 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. phaleslu (10957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Can shared by JStax - thanks again, Jeremy! Always hooking me up with Arkansas stuff. Pours a dark brown with amber highlights and a small off-white head that settles into a ring and swirl of film. Oaky, with vanilla, brown sugar, chocolate, mild roast, caramel, and whiskey warmth throughout. The wine barrel influence is really subtle, doing more to the mouthfeel than flavor. Medium-bodied, with medium to moderate carbonation. Sweet and dry. Great stuff. JStax (7371) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Can from errl and shared at muckfest. The beer is a clear dark brown with a khaki head of foam. Dark chocolate in the aroma. Roasty and earthy taste. Big body and moderate carbonation. djd07 (16428) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Can thank to Stacks. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, dark chocolate, rye whiskey, oak. Medium body, roasted malt, cocoa, boozy, dry finish, very good. gregwilsonstl (2731) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Can. Oak amd whiskey dominate. Strong coffee. Harsh. Coconut at the end. Bold and in your face. Not the best choice while sitting poolside.
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2017
(12oz can) medium brown, fine tan bubbles. Nose of Barrel and spirits, coconut, marshmallow, smores, cream. Taste of creamy chocolate, alcohol/spirits, oak, char, medium to light body. Nice beer. MetalNHopHead (2306) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Even by the extreme standards of Imperial Stouts, Nighty Night exemplifies gleeful overkill. Three barrel agings? Holy shit. What’s remarkable is that this brew is big enough to stand on its own. Despite those three agings, Nighty Night hasn’t soaked up as much barrel character as you’d think. That will disappoint barrel geeks, but I thought that was damn impressive considering this brew is 9.8% - modest for an Imperial Stout in the modern landscape. That barrel influence comes in the form of an exceptionally smooth Imperial Stout with the flavor of bittersweet roast. There’s some subtle elements of woodsy whiskey and tobacco, too - lovely things to taste in a Southern beer. The feel is rich but not too heavy. It’s a Southern belle born out of excess and class in equal measure. ronaldtheriot (2037) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 4, 2017
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. RJT HuskerTan (2467) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JAN 30, 2017
A- Rye, dill, cocoa, booze.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Strong rye, whisky, subtle red wine, slightly boozy, chocolate, mild bitterness.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, boozy finish.
O- Finally! My last state, Arkansas. A huge thanks to my father for helping get this one for me. I am now 50/50, and did it with a solid beer. This was definitely boozy. A strong amount of rye and dill on both the nose and palate. Thankfully the palate is a bit more balanced out with some chocolate. Really a solid beer all around but the triple barrel aging is not necessary. In fact it is too much. The rye aging overpowers everything. Worth the $23 for a 4 pack? Heck no, but remove two of the barrels aged in and drop it to $12 a 4 pack and I would really say it’s worth it. Ralphie9 (1) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2016 does not count
caramel, roasty, butterscotch, chocolate, coffee-black, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium-full body, oily feel, creamy, fizzy, long finish. A strong barrel-aged Imp Stout that rivals Abyss...