MacTarnahan's Goose Bump | Portland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good
28 Reviews
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81
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
66
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
19.68%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
MacTarnahan's Goose BumpMacTarnahan's Goose Bump
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Goose Bump is a deliciously dark Imperial Stout brewed with roasted and chocolate malt, coffee beans, and bold hop flavor which percolate into a complex blend of fearsome intensity.

56 IBU

Malts: 2 Row, Caramel, Roast Barley, Black,
Chocolate, Oats
Hops: Perle
Spice: Latin America, East African, and Indonesian blend

Added by froghop on 01-10-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 66
Photo of yuriruley
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - nice dark color with a great looking tan head that retained extremely well. I was really impressed with the look of this beer.

Smell - coffee up front, nice sweet aromas.

Taste - decent, but could have been better. The coffee flavor tasted the way ground up coffee smells, so not bad at all, but seemed to raw for me. Was hoping for something to balance it out.

Mouthfeel - kind of creamy, not too thick, decent carbonation.

Drink - Entirely possible because coffee and myself don't get along the best, but this one wasn't sitting well with my stomach.

Decent beer, could be better in some aspects, but definitely delivers what it says on the label, imperial stout with coffee beans.

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Photo of Bung
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Very very dark brown pour, not quite black. Little bit of cream colored bubbles whispy on top. Sticks to the glass nicely, but doesn't retain too long.
Aroma is mainly roast malt and coffee. Hints of dark or bakers chocolate.
Taste has roasted malt and dark chocolate as well and the coffee present and mostly dominant throughout. 9% nowhere present.
A real nice lively carbonation that borders on creamy. Solid enough medium body.
Finishes a little acrid coffee, but mostly a lingering coffee bitterness.
Solid coffee stout, definetely not imperial but the abv is a bit high for a standard stout. Still better classified there I suppose.
Nothing bad to say about this one, solid but unspectacular.
Worth trying if you like coffee stouts.

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Photo of froghop
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a jet black with a small brown head, and some lacing.

smell is of cocoa, coffee, prune, and a little vanilla.

taste is tart, sour malt, chocolate, vanilla, and some coffee, end is dry, a little sour, and somewhat bitter.

overall a very well made imperial stout.

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MacTarnahan's Goose Bump from Portland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.