Beer Review: NIGHT SHIFT BREWING EL LECHEDOR

Beer Review: NIGHT SHIFT BREWING EL LECHEDOR

Publisher: DAN Beer Reviews
Genre: Stout
Print Length: 750 ml bottle
ISBN: Not specified

Night Shift Brewing introduces El Lechedor, a limited-edition bourbon barrel-aged horchata-style milk stout that hits the taps and shelves annually. This concoction, infused with poblano peppers, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla beans, boasts a complex flavor profile and a lusciously velvety mouthfeel. With a price tag of $14 per 750 ml bottle and no customer purchase limit, this brew is not to be missed.

Tasting Notes: A Symphony of Flavors

Appearance:
El Lechedor pours a deep, inky black hue with a fleeting, effervescent khaki head.

Aroma:
The fragrance is a dance of pepper oil, nutmeg, cinnamon-covered almonds, and a hint of lime leaf.

Taste:
The palate experiences a bold interplay of sharp cinnamon and nutmeg, swiftly tempered by chocolate undertones. While a subtle oakiness lingers, the bourbon characteristics are surprisingly mild. Notes of cola, dark chocolate, and a touch of coffee further contribute to the intricate flavor profile.

Mouthfeel:
This stout presents a medium-bodied, effervescent mouthfeel, enhancing the overall drinking experience.

Critical Evaluation: A Classy Contender in Mexican Chocolate Inspired Beers

In the realm of Mexican chocolate-inspired beers, Night Shift Brewing’s El Lechedor firmly establishes itself in the classy category. The meticulous combination of flavors seamlessly comes together, delivering a brew with a surprisingly drinkable body, contrary to the expectation of a thick, slow sipper. The craftsmanship evident in this creation is commendable, making El Lechedor a well-executed and enjoyable addition to the world of craft stouts.