Nightcap Winter Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Nightcap Winter AleNightcap Winter Ale

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BA SCORE
81
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: djbreezy on 11-12-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

IBUs: 40
ABV: 7.2%
Color: Medium to dark brown
OG: 17.2
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 27
Photo of Bfarr
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sligtly hazy dark red amber with medium foamy head with good retention and no lacing. Light peaty and floral aroma. Balanced earthy peat with lightly herbal bite and nice vanilla/oak semi-dry finish. Medium even carbonation and slightly dry finish.

Seemingly a variation of a scotch ale or wee heavy, this winter warmer has a little something extra with 1/3 aged in bourbon oak barrels. Nothing too bold here just good subtle yet pleasing flavors and easy drinking. I can't decide whether Bridgeport is being cheap or timid by blending aged ale with non-aged or genius for creating accessible subtle , good flavored beers at decent prices ;)

Photo of djbreezy
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at the BridgePort pub.

appearance - dark red/amber, low head and retention, minor lacing

smell - sweet aromatic malts and barrel

taste - sweet malts and bourbon notes throughout, oak and wood flavors imparted mildly in the barrel (could have been aged longer in the barrels...feels young)

mouthfeel - low/medium carbonation, smooth, full body, oily

drinkability - flavorful, medium complexity, a nice winter brew

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Nightcap Winter Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.