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Night Knight - Big Boss Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wedge on 08-27-2012)
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Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at The Bier Garden, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dark malts and pine resin hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts along with notes of pine resin hops and roasted malts. It has a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Black IPA is quite easy to drink but still has a good amount of flavors.

metter98, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a standard pint glass a deep chocolate brown with a half finger pillow-like light beige head atop,a nice layer of froth is left after it settles.Cocoa,caramel,and piney hops in the nose but the hops are on the lighter side.Molasses,roast, and bitter chocolate flavors hit up front with earthy and piney hops in the finish,the molasses flavor stands out up against the hops.To me it's a big earthy, hoppy porter but that's not a bad thing.Not bad.

oberon, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of tdm168
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - black with a huge, brown head that has great retention

S - citrus, faint roasted malt

T - coffee, roasted malts, spicy and herbal hop character

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a great blend of dark roasted malts and big hop character. It has impressive balance and yet each flavor has its time to shine. I could drink a lot of this.

tdm168, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is jet black, with some sediment throughout. Thin, sparse, off-white head that starts around a half inch and settles into an uneven surface coat. Aromas of chocolate forward, with a solid roast character and some mild hops bitterness. Flavors are roast and char forward, with a campfire feel. Subtle bitterness in the backbone, with a pepper spicing and pine pitch profile. Very smoked, but with enough resiny bitterness to balance well. Smooth, mid-bodied, transitioning into a slightly filmy, slightly bitter finish. Smoky, bitter aftertaste lingers on for a bit. Dynamic and layered brew.

GarthDanielson, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Axnjxn, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

KevinGordon, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Brenden
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It is black, and what I think at first is some light coming in at the edges around the bottom of the glass is, interestingly, actually a group of floating particulates. The head on this beer, light brown in color, isn't huge but is substantial, resting at nearly a finger's height. Most impressive is that the creamy cap never, ever fades. It leaves sticky, creamy lacing clinging to the glass in patches beneath rings that form wherever it rests.
There's lots of roast in the nose but also lots of pine and floral bitterness. Balance is good, heft is there, and it gets the median between two very different forms the way the style ought to.
There's not a whole lot more to say as far as the flavor except that the roast brings out some bittersweet cocoa and espresso without diminishing the hoppiness. Well done.
The body manages a median between IPA and stout as well, reaching medium with some depth as well as getting some of the brightness of an IPA. It's crisp and pretty smooth, though I think in the effort to even out the body, which must be very difficult, it does thin just a little at about the middle of each sip.

Brenden, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Bung
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Macs Steele Creek. A rather thick looking black pour. Finger of light tan head. Laterally stuck to the glass.

Aroma, equal parts hops an roast. Pine and citrus zest. Malt and very light coffee.

Taste, strong anise and herbal/pine presence up front. Bitter dark chocolate malt backbone. A little coffee, more anise and pine finish. The bite lingers quite well, piney anise burps.

Not quite medium body, a bit too thick to be of the refreshing type. Carbonation was almost creamy, this coated the mouth very well. Well balanced and well done.

Bung, May 21, 2013
Photo of wedge
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

64 IBU

Dark, nearly black color topped with a nice, sticky tan head. Spotty lace. Roasted malt, coffee, and fruity hops in the aroma with a touch of yeast. Sweet roast, resin, juicy citrus, light esters, and a sturdy bitterness. Medium bodied, slightly oily mouthfeel with prickly carbonation.

Solid...not terribly hoppy, but tasty enough to have a couple.

wedge, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Falcone, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

RedneckBeerz, May 18, 2013
Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jak, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Amalak
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Amalak, May 07, 2014
Photo of FUwolfpacker
4/5  rDev +3.4%

FUwolfpacker, May 18, 2013
Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4/5  rDev +3.4%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of beer2day
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark, near black pour with 1/2 finger of mocha head. Not much retention. Decent, but thin, lace sheets.

Nose is a nice mix of roast malt and cascade hops. Bit of coffee and chocolate in there too.

Roast hits first, but cascade really takes over strong. Dominates the finish. Coffee and chocolate break through, but roast malt and citrus hops cover them up. Nice and fairly complex.

Feel is about right for the style. Hop resin even sneaks through the darker flavors.

The only thing that brings this down for me is that it was a very limited release and the local shops that got it charged an arm and a leg for it. Hopefully, they'll make it again at a more reasonable price point.

beer2day, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of carrollmel7
3.25/5  rDev -16%

carrollmel7, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of July2Nov
4/5  rDev +3.4%

July2Nov, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Agentveba
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Agentveba, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of BigGingDrinker
4/5  rDev +3.4%

BigGingDrinker, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of OldhouseRecs
4/5  rDev +3.4%

OldhouseRecs, May 29, 2013
Photo of JCam9981
4/5  rDev +3.4%

JCam9981, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of inspektor
3.25/5  rDev -16%

inspektor, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of juicebox
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

juicebox, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of RyanAU
4/5  rDev +3.4%

RyanAU, May 27, 2013
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Night Knight from Big Boss Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.