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Night Knight - Big Boss Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.04%
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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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-22-2013 11:11:12 | More by kjfinnerty
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Rymar9

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-16-2013 18:12:23 | More by Rymar9
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-12-2013 21:26:35 | More by Falcone
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swh1972

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-07-2013 02:14:05 | More by swh1972
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-04-2013 22:29:49 | More by inspektor
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metter98

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2013 20:48:24 | More by metter98
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dreedvol

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-01-2013 19:30:40 | More by dreedvol
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-28-2013 23:45:01 | More by OldhouseRecs
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RyanAU

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2013 00:10:20 | More by RyanAU
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SFNC

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16%

05-26-2013 13:00:32 | More by SFNC
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Bung

Michigan

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2013 01:00:42 | More by Bung
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-18-2013 14:53:14 | More by RedneckBeerz
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-18-2013 03:10:33 | More by FUwolfpacker
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-02-2013 14:37:27 | More by KevinGordon
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discdueler

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-31-2012 23:37:13 | More by discdueler
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nimrod979

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 21:59:59 | More by nimrod979
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beer2day

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 02:58:16 | More by beer2day
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caaameron


4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-08-2012 22:24:33 | More by caaameron
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tdm168

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 00:59:51 | More by tdm168
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adam_e

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-19-2012 20:59:22 | More by adam_e
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16%

11-13-2012 13:04:53 | More by carrollmel7
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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-05-2012 17:42:59 | More by TheZzyzxScarecrow
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jtd1969

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 21:17:50 | More by jtd1969
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Very dark, nearly black in color with a thick head initially, which tapers into a consistent half-inch head.

S - Smells like an IPA, rich in hops, but followed additionally by malts and a hint of chocolate.

T - Follows the scent, mostly. Moderate bitterness, roasted malts, and light chocolate. Tastes like it should for the most part -- think a combination between porter and IPA, and that's pretty much what you get.

M - Sticky, moderate thickness mouth feel with moderate carbonation.

O - A unique beer experience, and for that alone I consider it worth trying. An enjoyable beer overall. I'd like to see them make this a mainstay for them, instead of a limited release.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 23:18:49 | More by RWLawman
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wedge

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2012 12:23:47 | More by wedge
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Night Knight from Big Boss Brewing
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