Bitter to the point of tongue curling, Night Shift is a really good Black IPA and easily the best beer I’ve had from Fierce.
It pours an inky black with a creamy cappuccino head and smells of toffee and coffee and prunes and plums, and taking a swig I initially thought there must be fresh coffee involved in the beer, but there’s nothing mentioned in the ingredients, so I guess it must just be the malting.
There’s treacle tart and vanilla ice cream, honey and waffles and doughnuts all sloshing around in a bath of espresso.
and then there are hops.
Lots and lots of steely bitter garden herbs, lemon zest and coconut, tobacco and peach, mango, lime leaves and marmalade all making for a long and bitter, sticky finish.