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

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BA SCORE
77
okay

173 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 173
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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Photo of Rathakem
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Rathakem, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of potownbill
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Forget the Black Ale category. It was not what I would expect from a Black Ale, but still a very good beer. This is a very enjoyable beer.
Appearance: brown with reddish tones, decent white head wit good lacing.
Smell: Certainly bitter citrus.
Taste: Bitter hops, citrus, some mild malt.
Mouthfeel: Decent carbonation, lingering hop oiliness.
Drinkability: Easy to finish the 22oz. Alcohol level is above the average, but not mind numbing.

potownbill, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of spree92
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks LazyL for my last beer in BC for a while.

Poured a deep brown with a red hue on the border. A massive head, aggresive pour, that left a scrambled lacing all the way down. A spicy malt aroma hits first and a caramel scent comes later. The bitter hops are also here.
Maltiness is first ditected taht are heavy on the palate. Almost espresso like. The bitterness of the hops are hidden in the taste, but here. Leaves the mouth a little dry but tasty. A chewy caramel is also prevelant.
This is a really good beer but even more interesting. Full Sail took a chance this year and I think did a pretty good job.

spree92, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of Sweasty
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Sweasty, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of LazyL
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown with some nice red tones and a thick light toffee head. I like the nose here. Some stout notes, like coffee and a good piney hop. There is an initial sourness like a stout again and then a medium bitterness to offset the sweetness. Mouthfeel is dry and the carbonation level is good. Its complex and balanced. Different and interesting.

LazyL, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of jrschaef
4/5  rDev +16.6%

jrschaef, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of ebrauser
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ebrauser, Apr 24, 2011
Photo of chicano4craft
2.03/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a cola looking dark brown. Smallish head. I thought this was a black ale?

Nose is weird. I was expecting hops but ended up with a very metal smell. It's somewhat chocolatey. Not good at all. Burnt rubber comes to mind.

Taste is not good. There's a very metallic bitterness mixed with an off caramel. Reminds me of cold coffee that was made too weak.

Mouthfeel is very thin and tea like. Had trouble getting this down. Very disappointing beer.

chicano4craft, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of imagese
2.1/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- color of pour is a light amber. In the glass, it is clear copper. No head, and very minimal lacing

S- hard to pull out anything. Some faint roasted malt, if anything

T- much like the nose. Not really much of anything until the end, and then it's the slightest somewhat of hop flavor. Tastes like if you took a hop pellet, rubbed it in your hand, then licked it

M- medium body, decent carbonation

O- nothing bad about this beer, but nothing worth trying again. For the style, it's quite a disappointment...

imagese, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of abrethanson
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - poured this bottle into a smokestack tulip glass with single finger head and average lacing around glass. Dark, coffee, cola color at first glance. Shows a mysterious auburn/red when introduced to a light. Feels like I am looking into the Evil Queen's mirror waiting for a reply.

Smell - I have no sense of smell, so nothing comes to mind.

Taste - Mild hoppiness through out, coffee beans, with a cola/ burnt coffee aftertaste. Maybe the appearance is playing mind games with me. I was assuming more alcohol in the flavor but I guess it is only 6.5%. A little watery and weak to the taste buds. Makes more for an average pale ale

Mouthfeel - clean, carbonated, weak

Drinkability - A decent drink but far from monumental. I could probably knock back a few of these in a sitting, but I have no reason to.

abrethanson, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of lifeboyq
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 0z bottle poured int a New Belgium tulip. Color is dark black cherry mostly opaque in the larger areas of the glass but at the bottom a small area appears translucent. Head is creamy, 2 fingers, and minimal lacing as it fades. Nose is of pine and grapefruit with dirt on the backend. The thought that comes to mind is cutting the grass below a pine tree with needles that have fallen and then inadvertently running over some random grapefruit that happened to be in the yard. Oh yea, and some dirt is kicked up because the grass doesnt grow super well in that area under the tree. The only thing i can taste is grapefruit. Might as well put some sugar in it, spoon it out and call it breakfast with some toast or pour some vodka in it for a grapefruit vodka mixer.

lifeboyq, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of pjeezus
4/5  rDev +16.6%

pjeezus, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of iD9
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a tuliped-pint

Appearance: A crisp, clear chestnut brown with notes of red through the thicker body of the beer. Head pours a bubbly, slightly off white. Diminishes quickly and leaves a viscous foam topping.

Smell: Slight fruity aroma and notes of roasty grains. reminds me a bit of rye.

Taste: Roasty grains throughout. A very earthy pallet with a touch of bitterness on the end. Pretty decent.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Unlike most darkified ales it doesn't seem lacking in body. Smooth and clean, good work.

Drinkability: Good, nothing terribly remarkable. I think the roastiness of this beer does diminish the drinkability a bit.

iD9, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of robertrunner
3.5/5  rDev +2%

robertrunner, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of treehouse
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nose....roasted malt..potato chips...pendelton shirts...

mouthed....a nice coffee roast and malts...a decent amount of hops but not hoppy per se...a nice easy drinker at 6.5%...bold enough...like an abyss without all of that depth....but a handsome drinker...

something i will certainly buy again...

treehouse, Apr 06, 2011
Photo of utahbeerdude
4.43/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I would classify this as an American brown that is slightly on steroids. Malt contribution is very much in line with my expectations for an American brown combined with a very strong Cascade hop presence. Definitely balanced towards the hops, but not a hop bomb. Overall, quite enjoyable.

utahbeerdude, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of kiddwhiz
2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Came across this at my local establishment and tossed in the cart to see what it was all about. Poured dark "cola" brown with a two finger cavernus head similar to root beer. Stale smells of hops, roasty malts.

The Bump has an initial sweet hop taste but it transitions like a rocket in to a bitter, chared maltyness that is not appealing. Hints of hops, raisins and malts are pushed aside by an artificial taste that I marked as rubber. The alcohol was also prevalent making for a general disappointing beer.

This beer had me wondering about the process of brewing a new craft beer. Did this meet Full Sail's expectations? If it didn't, did they push it out the door anyways? I guess this is something to remind me of what average, above average and exceptional is.

kiddwhiz, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of BeerOnTheWall
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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!

BeerOnTheWall, May 06, 2011
Photo of keepersj12
2.3/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is OK. Maybe a bit below average for an IPA. High marks for the after taste which is quite nice, very hoppy and bitter. Low marks for the aroma, not much and palate, watery, very thin. Flavor was nice with a nice dryness. An average IPA at best.

keepersj12, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of amandebates
2.9/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Dark brown and ruby red when light is shining through. Off-white head that dissipated quickly.

S: Full malty, roasted smell. Also Very bitter and alcoholic.

T: There's a lot to taste here, and the flavors are not all complementary. There's bitterness throughout, roasted, toffee like sweetness. The aftertaste was reminiscent of whipped cream. The most off-putting element to the taste was the high level of acidity present, which did not fit in everything else. The alcohol was very dominating in this beer as well.

M: Nothing surprising here-- full body with a good level of carbonation.

D: This is not a very drinkable beer because of the high acidity and the upfront smell and taste of alcohol dominating everything else. I do think there are definitely redeeming aspects of this beer, but it's hard to ignore its faults.

I wonder if aging this beer just a few months would help mellow out these distracting elements...

(Review based on notes taken from a tasting on Jan 24, 2011)

amandebates, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of Thurston
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Thurston, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of dwarvenstout
2.68/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured on Christmas from a bomber.

Aroma: Some tropical fruit, and roasty aromas of chocolate and coffee.
Appearance: Black in the glass, burnt red-orange against the light. Thin white ring of bubbles. No head to speak of.
Flavor: Chocolatey malt. Some pinapple and citrus hops. Quite bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carb. Long, bitter, slightly puckering finish lasts into the next sip.
Overall: Definitely not the best CDA I've had. These hops were tasty- in a pale or an IPA. They don't play well with the roast, and the overall effect is strange. The beer improves as it warms, but it's still not something that I'd buy again.

dwarvenstout, Dec 26, 2010
Photo of GloopyGlooperson
2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not generally here to share reviews, but here goes, my first for BA.

Pours cola brown into my Sam Adams perfect pint glass, capped with two fingers of foam that quickly fell, leaving behind the tiniest bit of lace. Aroma is odd, like soapy root beer, but with a faint whiff of resiny hoppiness to remind me that this is actually beer. Taste is soapy hops with weak malt presence. Mouthfeel is thin, with a dry, acidic finish. Aftertaste of more soap and old citrus peel.

I'm really trying to like this. It's not awful, but I'm having trouble convincing myself to finish all 22 ounces. Flavors just aren't working together for me. I'd like a stronger malt backbone and a pleasant roastiness--really something, anything to offset this soapy hop characteristic. Keep the Pine Sol out of my beer next time, Full Sail.

GloopyGlooperson, Mar 22, 2011
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Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
77 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.