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

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Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011)Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011)

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BA SCORE
78
okay

175 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Having spent many a delirious day in Portland, Oregon and enjoying ready access to this employee-owned brewery, I was delighted to find it available here in the Washington, DC area. Additionally, my increasing devotion to Cascadian dark ales (aka Black IPA), made this discovery more enjoyable.

The opening looks promising: a vibrant head of sponge emitting a nutty aroma; the body is a dark ruby color with orange splotches reflecting light at the bottom of the glass. There is no lacing as the head quickly slips away. The nose is overwhelmed by a massive pine blast, peppered with minor crumbs of raisin, spice and orange. Meanwhile … down in the palate, there is an initiation of lemongrass followed by a crisp maltiness, one which builds as the quaff ensues.

There is a fine structure that holds it all together as there is no single ingredient that stands alone; they all unite to prove the drinker a complex, yet comfortable experience. Great beer from a great brewery/ Full sail ahead to Beervana!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep amber, verging on black, with a massive, coarse tan head, which retains well. Thick, patchy, scattered lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Rich aromas of coffee, bitter cocoa, and roasted malt vie with juicy citric hops.

Taste: Opens with an abundance of roasted malt, then citric hops rise to ascendency. Along the way, bitter cocoa, and cold coffee present. The citric hops have an aspect more of bitter orange rind than grapefruit. Late in the taste, there is a subtle sweet chocolate, brief but notable. Finishes with a lingering, moderate hop presence.

Mouth fee: Smooth soft, and very full, with an almost creamy aspect.

Drinkability/notes: Very good, and quite a bargain at less than five dollars for a bomber.

Presentation: Packaged in a stand twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourcing: Purchased at Spec's in Texas in January of 2013 for $4.99/22 oz bomber.

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This is not so interesting a black ale, to me. It looks a lot thinner than any black ale I have seen, to date. Flavor profile is...okay. A lot of this really strikes me more as a brown ale than a black ale. There are some hop characteristics that pop in at the end of this, but it really isn't enough to save the experience. A nice "beer" to drink, but not really all that great as a black ale.

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