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Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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78
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172 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available January to mid-March; new for 2011
ABV 6.5% IBUs: 65

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 12-10-2010)
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ebrauser

Utah

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%

Appearance: Dark ruby brown with a sticky beige head.

Aroma: Bittersweet malts with a little bit of citrus grapefruit. Very earthy and woody.

Flavor: Deep wood and earth in the flavor, matched with some 'dark' yeasts and bittering hops. The bitterness lasts into the finish and the aftertaste.

MF: Medium bodied beer with some big bitter flavors. A little intense for more than one tall boy, but loving just one.

04-24-2011 01:16:27 | More by ebrauser
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%

A: Mahoganny with an off-white head, good retention & Lace.

S: Mild aroma of grapefruit rind and pine with underlying toffee & biscuit.

T: Plenty of biscuity malt flavour, some nice protein in this brew. Grapefruit rind, hint of pine, tangerine, nectarine; roasted nut with hints of caramel; pleasant bitterness.

M: Body is on the heavier side of moderate, fairly smooth with a light acidity.

D: An easy drinker & overall a good brew.

It comes across as more of a big pale or amber than an IPA, but I really like it.

05-06-2011 01:03:03 | More by Derek
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-03-2012 22:54:14 | More by Hanzo
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UDbeernut

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

22 oz bottle poured into a cheater pint

a: dark amber, not really black. nice 1/4" off white head reduces to a cap and lacing. noticable carbonation

s: slight malt, gobs of citrus and floral

t: a battle os sweetness and bitterness on the tounge. Slight hint of toffee and raisen. More complex than my expectations where.

m: medium bodied, slightly drying

o: Nice to see a American Black Ale that is loaded with chocolate and roasted malts. Solid Beer.

06-10-2011 14:56:46 | More by UDbeernut
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seanchai

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

08-16-2013 22:24:15 | More by seanchai
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

08-05-2012 00:37:36 | More by HoistinBrews
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nzerbe

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-06-2013 02:05:49 | More by nzerbe
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

05-29-2014 03:17:09 | More by wrightst
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-03-2013 05:02:14 | More by Texasfan549
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

11-19-2011 04:59:00 | More by CoryR
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Purchased a bomber at Blanchards WR for $4.99. Poured into a stemmed beer glass. Light caramel colored body. Nice sized head with a bit of surging carbonation at the top. More than enough lacing on the glass. Faint aroma of floral hops in the nose. Taste was pleasant. It had a slight flavor of roasted malt, and dark bitter chocolate at the end. Mouthfeel was a bit thin but it was certainly drinkable. I liked this beer and I found it pleasing to drink, but there's nothing that stood out here. Good not great.

05-21-2011 04:41:52 | More by morebeergood
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Rathakem

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

04-23-2012 03:55:04 | More by Rathakem
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.73/5  rDev +8.7%

From my fast dwindling CO haul...

Pours an effervescent brown/walnut with 2 fingers of khaki head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Musty grain, herbal & woody hops

T: Follows the nose, rye peppery notes & crispness, plus a whisper of smoke & some grassy hops climbing up as well up front. Grassy, piney & herbal hops lead the charge, some oaky/woody, ceddary notes, a bit of nuttyness as well once warm. Finishes piney, with touches of wood ruff & pecan

MF: Medium bodied, fairly crisp, there is some smoothness as well. Some balance, the extremity of this is bringing flavors I like to the front, but dragging others to the party as well...

This kind of takes this style in a different direction compared most other examples I've had. Not a 100% in love with this, but drinkable enough

04-23-2011 05:16:30 | More by russpowell
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.7/5  rDev +7.9%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains some piney hops up front along with some roasted malts and a little bit chocolate and coffee.

T: The taste starts out with a dry and bitter dark chocolate flavor followed by a strong burst of grassy hops. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. However, there isn’t much sweetness to balance things out. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are others in the style that I would choose first.

05-19-2011 03:20:13 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev +7.9%

Had in snifter--good choice

A: beautiful dark brown; rich head; lovely lacing
S: bark cedar, beautiful aroma that is nicely accentuated by a snifter
T: hoppy and bitter; very intense beer with strong tones of whorehound, barley, and caramel
M: a bit watery

really a quality brooding beer

03-27-2011 22:23:44 | More by Arithmeticus
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steelerguy

New York

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%

A - Poured dark, still somewhat translucent, like walnut wood...high head, fades to a covering, low carbonation.

S - Hoppy nose, mainly citrus with a touch of floral. Roasted malts are also present, but not that strong.

T - The hops come though nicely with both the citrus and floral being present, roasted notes are nice and enjoying in the middle, and then there is a bit at the end...not the hop bitterness, but a burnt/acrid flavor...ouch.

M - Crisp and clean, not much carbonation but the lighter body does not require it.

D - This beer could be really good, but the acrid bite at the end makes it not as drinkable as it could be.

Overall, I like this beer, but it could be oh so much better.

02-15-2011 01:13:26 | More by steelerguy
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Franchise

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%

This offering from Full Sail pours a deep dark brown not so much black. The aroma is piney citrus, chocolate, earthy aromatic notes. The taste is smooth, so delicious reminds me of a nice IPA but balanced with strong coffee, chocolate, maltiness. Great new seasonal offering from Full Sail and I hope it is here to stay.

12-18-2010 04:52:47 | More by Franchise
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%

Appearance: At first glance it's a solid black with brown highlights at the edges, but when held to light, the brown notes really come through. A little murky, but a solid-black brown. The head is a dirty tan and leaves some decent lacing.

Smell: Loads of grapefruit and citrus/floral notes from the hops. The whole thing is tempered by a slightly roasted malt profile that pulls deep hints of cocoa. A little grainy in the back. but the hops help brighten everything up a little bit.

Taste: Pretty much a spot on match for the nose. The big difference comes in the malt profile. Deeper roasted notes come through, but everything seems mired in the cocoa and floral hop flavors. It's a little muddled overall. The hops add a nice touch, saving this thing from being a mediocre roasted wannabe hop bomb.

Mouthfeel: Relatively smooth with a little dryness on the back of everything. Not quite as heavy as I like for the style, but it brought a certain refreshing quality that I was not expecting.

Overall: It's not a top-tier take on the style, but for $5-$6 a bomber, it's really worth the pickup. It won't break the bank and it's a rewarding experience all said and done.

07-06-2011 03:02:44 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Kendo

New York

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%

22 oz bomber purchased at K & E in New Paltz for $4.89.

A: Poured into a pint glass. Body is dark brown but appears more ruby in color when backlit. Not really black enough for the American Black Ale/Black IPA or, as they apparently prefer to call it at Full Sail) the Cascadian Dark Ale category. Small stone-colored head leaves some lace behind.

S: The nose is hoppy - I get some citrusy grapefruit with a bit of roasted malt.

T: Brown sugar-dusted grapefruit and strong pine form the hop profile, which dominates over the malt. Tastes like a fresh or wet-hopped ipa, with very little to give it that "Black IPA" taste (I like some chocolatey malt in my Black IPAs). Finishes with wet pine bitterness, some lemon and a touch of weak coffee or even green tea underneath.

M: Good carbonation, with a smooth, creamy texture. Heft is lighter side of medium, bordering on thin but not quite.

O: A decent beer, but not what I've come to expect (and like) from the style. Needs stronger malt foundation for me to bump this one up. Again, I like the beer, it's just not what I expected. Closer to a hoppy American Amber or even a hopped-up ESB or Pale Ale than a Black IPA.

04-15-2011 01:20:28 | More by Kendo
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Sweasty

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%

This brew pours a slight shade above black. Strikes the look of a classic porter. Things are topped off by a couple of fingers worth of light khaki head. The head falls to a ring. Some lacing is left down the glass.

The nose offers a fairly typical Cascadian Dark Ale aroma. Hops hit the nose first. Herbal citrus stands out front. A fair bit more roastiness comes through compared to other Cascadians. A licorice quality comes through along with some coffee notes. A light bit of chocolate rounds things out.

The taste follows along with the nose. The hops are at the forefront. Grapefruit, backed up by some herbal qualities hit first. Some roasty dark malts flows underneath the hops striking a bit of a balance. Light roasted coffee stands out. Some dry licorice notes present as well. Semi-sweet chocolate notes play out in the drying bitter grapefruit finish

Bump in the Dark sits in the middle of medium bodied. A solid carbonation lightens things up.

Thanks to full sail for another tasty offering. This is a solid Cascadian Dark ale. The hops and dark malts are balanced well. Bump in the Dark doesn't quite have that refreshing quality others seem to have. Even so, this is a tasty brew for hop heads.

02-26-2011 03:24:32 | More by Sweasty
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BeerOnTheWall

California

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%

On tap at P Wexford's Pub in Modesto served in a standard shaker pint.

Pours dark brown w/some slight orange around the edges. 1/2 inch head that dissipates quickly...leaving behind decent lacing.

The nose is understated. Cascade hops and mild caramel malt...citrus and sweet.

This Is the best tasting "Black IPA" I've had so far. Not much roasted malt. Grapefruit and pine dominating with toasted marshmallow. Bitter finish let's you know, "this is an IPA."

Mouthfeel on this is a little disappointing. Light bodied with avg carbonation that clears your palate quickly...leaving behind only bitter hops.

Overall...this beer could define the "Session Black IPA" style. Easy drinking...has all the flavor you're looking for, without being very complex. I've had two and I think I'll have another. Cheers!

05-06-2011 01:46:39 | More by BeerOnTheWall
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mithrascruor

California

3.65/5  rDev +6.4%

22 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown/black color. Medium off-white head doesn't have much retention, but leaves a little bit of lacing.

Smell: Very light aroma - just a bit of citrus and a hint of sweet malt.

Taste: Has a slightly bitter coffee flavor, complemented by a sweet, cream-like flavor at the finish. Lightly bitter aftertaste. There's some citrus undertones that come out after a while.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth with mild carbonation.

Drinkability: Easy to drink and pleasant, relatively low ABV.

A bit low on hop flavors for a black IPA, but still quite a pleasant beer to drink and enjoy.

04-03-2011 00:50:24 | More by mithrascruor
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jdense

Oregon

3.65/5  rDev +6.4%

22 oz. bottle from local grocery store, poured into pint glass 1.8.10.

One finger rising very light tan head, quick dissipation with pretty goodl lacing. Clear deep amber body with multiple trails of rising carbonation visible near head, color very light for style. Citrus floral and resiny hops dominate the nose, a bit of caramel malt but not picking up any roast. Same taste profile was the nose, citrusy and resiny hops up front, sweet in the middle with a faint hint of mild milk chocolate but little coffee-ish roast, and fairly resiny finish, pretty complex hop flavor profile. Mouthfeel just on the full side of medium, pretty good effervescence. Drinkability is good, not much alcohol heat. While the color was a bit off indicating minimal roasted malts this tasted pretty good, but this won't be confused with Turmoil.

01-10-2011 01:17:43 | More by jdense
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.6/5  rDev +5%

Pours quite dark, a mahogany color, and almost clear. Head is pretty good, two fingers, and nearly white. Lacing is patchy but pretty good.

Smells very nice. Plenty of woody, herbal hops and some piney notes and a bit of nuttiness.

Tastes pretty good. It's got an easy going mellow hops profile, with a definite woody flavor. Herbs are light but notable. There's a pleasant spiciness to it also. Roasty malts finish it out.

Feel is a bit on the light side, slightly slick and oily, with a nice lingering hops bitterness.

I find it to be quite enjoyable. Perhaps not the top of the line black ale, but definitely a tasty treat that I'm happy I purchased.

06-09-2011 00:37:16 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev +5%

- from the notes and from a 22 ounce bottle in a 20 ounce glass.
A - dark brown to near black with a decent head and little lacing.
S - malts, roasted malts, and hops.
T - adequate malts and hops to fit the 'style'.
M - on the lighter side with plenty of carbonation.
D - not bad at all.

06-07-2011 21:11:09 | More by Beer4Baltimore
Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
78 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.