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Night Knight - Big Boss Brewing

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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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

July2Nov, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

ColdOneKev, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Rymar9, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Falcone, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

swh1972, Jun 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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

dreedvol, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

RyanAU, May 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

SFNC, May 26, 2013
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

RedneckBeerz, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

FUwolfpacker, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

KevinGordon, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

discdueler, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of nimrod979
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured nto a Goose Island piny.

Appearance: Pretty much black. Half finger of tan head. Pretty nice retention and some mild lacing.

Aroma: Dark roast coffee malts. Citrusy and herbal hops.

Taste: Dark roasty coffee malts play with a nice subtle citrus flavor with a higher than expected bitterness at 64 IBU's. Getting a decent bitter chocolate lingering on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth almost creamy medium body. Moderate carbonation. Excellent bitterness and a clean roasty finish.

nimrod979, Dec 15, 2012
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

caaameron, Dec 08, 2012
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

adam_e, Nov 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

carrollmel7, Nov 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

TheZzyzxScarecrow, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of jtd1969
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very black, good head, but with light lacing

S - roasty with some herbal hops

T - nice herbal hops that don't linger, chocolate, roasty and smoky, light coffee

M - medium body with light hops and good carbonation, maybe a tad thin to me for style

O - A good beer but over priced... Good to try, but about it when it comes to black ipas... There are so many much better for the money out there.

jtd1969, Nov 02, 2012
Night Knight from Big Boss Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.