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

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170 Ratings

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Ratings: 170
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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Photo of Hanzo


3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-03-2012 22:54:14 | More by Hanzo
Photo of jmdrpi


2.05/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle, no date except for the 2011 on the label.

appears brown with amber highlights, 1/4" off-white colored head. aroma is a mix of hops and an odd cooked vegetable smell. off putting.

tasted very grassy and bitter. hardly any malt flavor, not good. thin mouthfeel, decent carbonation level.

overall, not a good beer, very disapointed. the flavors are way off.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 03:55:07 | More by jmdrpi
Photo of DarthKostrizer


3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Dark brown and not quite opaque. Nice 1/2 inch tan head with good retention no lacing

Smell: Very sweet on the nose and it reminds me of a flower garden also has some roasted malt on the nose

Taste: The taste upfront is very floral from the hops. The malt kicks in on the backend to balance the beer just a bit and provide some bitter chocolate and some roasted coffee notes

Mouthfeel: Medium body and high carbonation with a dry bitter finish

Overall: My experiences with CDA's in the past lead me to believe that this one feel short. I was hoping for a touch more hops and at just 65 IBU's it is just not enough for the style. Also the other CDA's I have had were a tad bit more complex in flavor and a hell of alot darker in color. Again the Full Sail Brewmaster's Reserve just continues to disappoint me.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 05:40:20 | More by DarthKostrizer
Photo of Hojaminbag


3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wasatch threw this one in as an extra in one of our trades. Thanks, John.

Bump in the night has a dark brown body with ruby highlights and a pretty big, brown head. Retention and lacing are both pretty good.

Pretty fruity nose, with a bit of black bread and some citrus scent from hops.

Bump in the Night is a little bit weird. I think the strongest flavor might actually be the slight, generic, fruit notes from the ale yeast. It leads of with some grassy flavors and light citrus hops, which is followed by some bitterness. The middle is dominated by the yeast, and next comes a little bit of a coffee and maybe a little bit of roasted malt flavor. Black bread finds its way in there also, but just a barely. The finish brings some more bitterness.

Medium bodied, with a hair over medium carbonation; somewhat crisp feeling.

This is a weird one. Instead of that nice interplay between dark, roasted malts and bitter hops, I get a lot of ale yeast that has a small dose of the malt and hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 19:21:52 | More by Hojaminbag
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-01-2012 23:55:35 | More by buckyp
Photo of shelby415


4/5  rDev +16.6%

02-25-2012 07:10:54 | More by shelby415
Photo of lackenhauser


2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Deep, deep chestnut color with a very full, foamy head on top. Not black thats for sure. Somewhat grassy aroma-has a soapy tinge to it. Chemical and solvent like bitterness. Sure it is hoppy but has a distinct "bite" to it that I find rather unpleasant. Rather sharp and acrid. Thin body wise. The whole beer is really below average for me. Unbalanced, no mellow roastedness, astringent. Blech.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 02:56:38 | More by lackenhauser
Photo of BretSikkink


3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with a tanned, tight foam cap. Good stick but the cap retention and recession are too quick and don't produce much geology. Not bad.

Aromas are quite average for what I've had of this style. Somewhat like a cola, earthy and herbal with the hops mingling freely amongst the darker malt content. Power for this bee is pretty good and oveall the nose is inviting.

This is an easy sipping beer, although maybe not hugely interesting compared to some other CDAs. Maybe the thrill of the new beer style is wearing off already. No matter, as the drinkably thin-yet chewy-mouthfeel is a great delivery vehicle for the pineapple and grapefruit hop notes. Cola, a hint of anise and smoke, and the dry, lingering bitterness of roasted malt contribute to the palate.

Body is good, no off-notes. Nothing really stands out here, and its a little bland compared to other hoppy black ales. Not perfect, but pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 04:25:26 | More by BretSikkink
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4/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 16:24:30 | More by Pegasus
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-13-2013 21:09:37 | More by DaPan
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3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Looks pretty much black but is actually a ruby red color when held to light. The head isn't huge, but the retention is good.

S: Roasted malt, a slight caramel sweetness, a little bit of mint and a bit of charcoal.

T: Heavy on the roasted/almost burnt malt flavor. The finish is bitter and a bit acidic. The finish has some hop bitterness mixed in with the acidity, but it's I feel like this beer would be a bit better if there was a little sweetness to offset all the bitterness. As it is, this is a bit too one dimensional for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 22:32:36 | More by notchucknorris
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 01:20:28 | More by Kendo
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-08-2011 17:03:47 | More by HopStoopid120
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3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a large wine glass from a standard 22 oz. brown bomber. Shows a medium brown in color with crimson highlights. A half inch cap settles to a light film in short order.

Bit of milk chocolate and coffee on the nose along with some yeast notes. Hop notes are mild on the aroma, coming around a bit with some warming yet never really occupying your attention.

Taste is of bittersweet chocolate with some roasted malt/coffee flavors and a hint of sweet black cherry. Feel is slick and moderate initially, gaining some texture and depth as the glass warms a bit. Still a bit thin overall and rather light bodied for the style. Has a notable drying bitterness on the finish, yet without the balancing hop notes on the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 02:34:51 | More by HalfFull
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2.58/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bomber served cold into a pint glass.

Bump in the Night is rootbeer brown in color with good clarity. The head is creamy but short and settles quickly. No lacing either.

Aroma is hoppy but not overly so. It's a sweet citrusy hop smell and the malt comes through just as strong. So, not so much an black IPA as I expected.

Flavor is really usual and I don't mean that in a positive way. Yes, it's bitter, but not fresh and vibrant like it should be. This tastes like a "refrigerator clean-out" kind of beer where everything that's left over gets tossed in the boil. It's basically a hopped up porter with nowhere to go.

Mouthfeel is medium-light, too light in fact, but the carbonation is fine.

Overall a total disappointment. I expect better from something labeled "Brewmaster Reserve" and selling for $6.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 19:21:01 | More by GilGarp
Photo of AlCaponeJunior


3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 00:37:16 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-22-2012 22:08:55 | More by djaeon
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark mahogany with about a finger of beige head that fades into a very thin ring with little lacing.

S: A little dark roasted malt up front followed by a blast of piny hops.

T: Similar to the aroma, some dark roasted malts up front followed by some piny hops. There's a little bitterness on the finish with a slight warming from the alcohol.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

D: Without much bitterness, it goes down pretty smooth.

Overall, a decent beer. I wish both the roasted malts and hops were more pronounced, though.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 02:07:16 | More by n2185
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-20-2011 03:11:16 | More by DoctorB2B
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3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wow, I keep digging up really old notes. This bottle is thanks to JohnGalt1 and was reviewed sometime in February or March most likely.

The head is the color of antique lace. The beer is blackish in the shadows, though held to light it is a murky black tea color with good clarity.

Floral hops to this one. They are very herbal in aroma, not really any citrus of pine going on. The aroma actually reminded me a lot of a porter (which I am sure is of little surprise to some given the style). Roast and dark malts solidify this assertion.

The taste features some bitter coffee and mild chocolate. Again, really heavy dark malts in this one. The hops are a tad vegetal with appreciable bitterness.

Gritty char on the mouthfeel. Medium bodied with light carbonation for a CDA.

Overall not bad; definitely a maltier take on the style. Though I would have preferred a more crisp and hoppy beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 07:00:31 | More by Spider889
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 04:41:52 | More by morebeergood
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2.58/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark amber color with ruby red highlights. Aroma is fairly sweet, with notes of lactose and maple among a mild, roasted malt character. Palate is sweet malt (crystal?) with very little roast character. A mild, barely-detectable flourish of fruity hops comes through briefly before the swallow. A lingering maple character on the finish is odd but not unpleasant. Not much in the way of hops or bitterness - why is this called a CDA?

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 05:43:00 | More by ElGordo
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New York

3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Full Sail Bump in the Night is a very clear, dark reddish brown ale with a bubbly, light beige head that fades to a film and leaves excellent lacing. It has an aroma of grapefruit peel with a note of caramel or brown sugar. It's medium bodied and pretty smooth with a hint of chalkiness in the dry finish. There's lots of mouthwatering citrusy bitterness. There's a hint of roast that's almost ashy. There's a little touch of sweetness in there, like burnt sugar. It has a little alcohol flavor, which is a little distracting and a little odd at 6.5% ABV. It's a little too zany to be a session ale. 22 ounces at lunch was a bit much.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 15:04:58 | More by yesyouam
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2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

04-24-2012 03:50:27 | More by khargro2
Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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