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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

170 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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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piclee

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-04-2012 01:42:24 | More by piclee
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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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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3/5  rDev -12.5%

02-27-2012 01:45:32 | More by kylemckinnis
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev +16.6%

02-25-2012 07:10:54 | More by shelby415
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Thurston

Idaho

4/5  rDev +16.6%

02-10-2012 04:19:45 | More by Thurston
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RJLarse

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked this one up at the brewery in Hood River late last spring. I would say it has stood the test of time rather well. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a black walnut color and is translucent with a modest off-white head.

Smell is a mild hoppy sour citrus aroma, with a hint of smoke along side.

Taste is very good, a citrus grapefruit flavor, with a bitetr charcoal flavor on the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, with a dry charcoal aftertaste.

Overall a very nice drinkable IPA, and the dark roasted flavors are a nice twist. I'm still coming to grips with the style, but this one is very good.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 00:23:53 | More by RJLarse
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-24-2012 03:58:10 | More by poppyjohn
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-22-2012 22:08:55 | More by djaeon
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TexAggie011

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-11-2012 22:17:00 | More by TexAggie011
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towlea25

Washington

2/5  rDev -41.7%

01-07-2012 18:25:04 | More by towlea25
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-01-2012 23:55:35 | More by buckyp
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Sinewave

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-18-2011 20:46:31 | More by Sinewave
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2378GCGTG

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-13-2011 14:24:36 | More by 2378GCGTG
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2neardead

California

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-11-2011 21:38:09 | More by 2neardead
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-08-2011 17:03:47 | More by HopStoopid120
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-06-2011 06:42:12 | More by twelveinches
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Mtnbeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-06-2011 02:56:51 | More by Mtnbeerman
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-03-2011 03:11:24 | More by PhatAtUT
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-25-2011 12:21:43 | More by Bilco
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-20-2011 03:11:16 | More by DoctorB2B
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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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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with a vintage date on the label.

LOOK: Dark, nearly black, edges of garnet.

SMELL: Soft dank hop resin, hemp oil, floral, pine sap, burnt sugar, highly toasted bread.

TASTE: Slight roasted grain, smooth, medium body, burnt sugar, treacle, brown bread, hop oil, floral, mild citrus.

I'm still having a ton of fun exploring this style, lots of talk of what it is supposed to be and different regions making their own path. Full Sail clearly pulls it off here ... not that I had any doubt.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 02:22:56 | More by Jason
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dgilks

Australia

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

Clear brown colour with garnet highlights. Creamy, dense, light tan head.

Slightly nutty malt aroma with a piney, resinous hop note. A touch bready.

Smooth sweet malt with a nutty edge. Earthy, resinous bitterness. Good, crisp edge from the hops. Nice.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A decent beer but the cask isn't doing it's job as this lacks a bit of creaminess. The hops could also be a touch fruitier.

Serving type: cask

10-02-2011 03:47:35 | More by dgilks
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bomber from Raceway Citgo outside of OCMD.

A: The black ale is much more of a darker caramel brown, a dark nonetheless. The mysteriousness leads to a merely wispy head, never much worth mentioning. As opaque as a press conference.

S: Nicely roasted, the ale has a dark nose that doesn't skimp on the sweetness with chocolate in strong supply. Piney citrus is a sharp counterpoint to the black ale base, a welcome change of pace. Anxious for a first sip.

T: And I think that Full Sail nailed this one. The darker malts are austere, minimal with burnt toast and chocolate driving it. The hoppiness is a stark departure, adding tropical flavors and pine to the mix. The hops are more of a supporting act, content to not have to lead the beer. The mix of malt and hops drives minty flavors along with grapefruit, pine, and deep roast. I'm happy to report that this is the first Full Sail bottle that I was really into. Strong mix of the grapefruit hops and roasted malts.

M: The contrast of sweet and scorched is impressive, the darker malts drawing out the sweeter hops everytime. This one I liked.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 01:40:38 | More by akorsak
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tlazaroff

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It's not completely black, but a really dark ruby color. It is perfectly clear and boasts a mocha colored head that sits as a thin later on top of the beer.

S: I get slight pineapple behind a wall of tangerine and grapefruit and a tiny bit of roasted caramel malt. This beer smells wonderful.

T: The first thing that I pick up are equal amounts of somewhat sweet caramel and roasted malt, and a shot of bitterness up front. The mid-palate and finish is where the clementine/honey tangerine hop flavor dominates and carries though, lasting well after the finish.

M: I can feel the carbonation dancing on my tongue, as it is well carbonated. It has a medium body, bordering on full bodied as it coats the palate well.

D: Five months ago, I would have no qualms about drinking many of these. Today, I'll just stick with one due to a new diet. That said, it drinks very nicely.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 22:47:42 | More by tlazaroff
Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
78 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.