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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
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.91%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 12-10-2010

Available January to mid-March; new for 2011
ABV 6.5% IBUs: 65
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Ratings: 175 | Reviews: 128
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.

Photo of DrJay
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Looks nice. Clear, deep brown with a coppery hue. A soapy collar formed after the pour and a thin cap of tan bubbles coated the beer. A bit of spotty lacing. Fair head retention. Grapefruit aroma, flesh and pith, plus a little dry maltiness and faint grain. Floral character dominates the nose after the citrus faded. Malty sweetness and floral hops up front, oily bitterness brought up the rear. Notes of roast, grain, and spicy/citrus hops filled the flavour out, but it seemed a little unbalanced and scattered. Fair texture, but it felt a little thin and quite dry. Overall, pretty mediocre.

Photo of ArrogantB
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This was one weird beer..I expected a black IPA but this was very dark brown. The smell and taste were weird! Like aromatic Rosemary and herbs, very strange. This was nowhere close to a black IPA...dissatisfied..this was just too weird. Needs more hops!

Photo of morimech
3.11/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark brown color with two fingers of head that had very good retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left on the glass. I do not think I have seen a brown Cascadian Ale befores.

Grassy, herbal, and pine hops primarily. Not picking up any roast or dark malt.

A bizarre flavor. It has a really sweet caramel malt base that is offset by an equally strong grassy bitterness. The flavor could of really benefited from some darker malt.

The body is not as bold as the flavors. A bit thin and weak actually. Has fairly good carbonation.

Not a good example of the style. The malt just does not seem right for the style or the hops.

Photo of afrokaze
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

No bottled on date visible, but purchased a week prior to reviewing. Bomber poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep brown but not black, similar to root beer. Good 2 finger head from a vigorous pour lasts for a while, then settles with little lacing.

S: A full blast of citrus, especially grapefruit, followed by nice malts and pine resin.

T: All citrusy hops at first, followed by some roasted malt that is sweet but not cloying, and lots of pine in the finish with a little cocoa.

M: A little on the thin side, medium to low body and not too sticky.

Overall, not too bad and very drinkable, but one bomber is plenty. Easily worth the price (~$4) but nothing to seek out.

Photo of tone77
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is rather mild, some hops are present. Taste is very hoppy, considerable bitterness, lacking in any malt balance or citrus flavors. Feels medium bodied and bitter in the mouth and overall, while not a bad beer, was lacking in any complexity.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass on 2.8.11.

A - Deep brown with a light thin head. Slight lacing left on the glass.

S - Spicy and nut-like.

T - Again spices and nuts, some toffee. Becomes more hoppy and bitter, almost grass like as it warms.

D - Oily and slick in the mouth.

Photo of Florida9
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Beer is a dark reddish brown, not quite as dark as mahogany, and easily the lightest Cascadian Ale I have ever seen. Forms a fairly substantial tannish head that slowly reduces down to a ring around the edge and some patchy lacing.

S: Toast, coffee, and citrusy hops.

T: A very weak malt base allows the generous grapefruit and citrus hops to come through. Some sweetness on the front end. A strong, burnt coffee bitterness on the back end. Faintly metallic.

M: Medium in body with appropriate carbonation. Dry bitterness on the finish.

O: At first I found this beer intriguing as I appreciated it for being one of the most IPA-like Cascadian Ales I have experienced. However, the novelty quickly wore off as the unbalanced flavors took a toll on my palate. In the end, I can't say this was an overly enjoyable beer.

Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of kylemckinnis
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of RBorsato
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of djaeon
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of TexAggie011
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of DaveAnderson
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was looking forward to this beer the moment I saw it on the shelf. Cascadian Black IPA? Check. Under $5 for a bomber? Give me one!

Alas, I was disappointed. This beer is a little thin, has an aroma and flavor odd and inconsistent with the style, and its bitterness is wholly untamed. Try chewing on grapefruit pith, and you'll see what I mean.

A - Pours dark, but not black. Head is white with moderate lacing, and dissipates quickly.

S - Here's the problem. The smell is dominated by something I can only call "bad tangerine". Sure, the roasted malt is there, along with some other things, but I really have to hunt.

T - Tastes just like it smells, plus bitter pith. Would be pretty tasty, except for the slight off-taste and the bitterness.

D - Drinkable. I wanted to like this beer much more than I did.

Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Techichi
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of poppyjohn
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of 2neardead
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Sinewave
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of womencantsail
2.99/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer pours a dark brown color with some red notes and a finger of tan head.

S: Smells hoppy, that's true enough, but there's also some alcohol (strange for a 6.5% beer). I get some funky notes, too. Spoiled chocolate, body odor, and a bit of garbage.

T: Roasted malt, grassy hops, and maybe a bit of citrus peel. Fairly bitter and somewhat astringent. Somewhat acidic and citric in nature, with a bit of coffee and chocolate.

M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation.

D: Nothing about this beer is really harmonious. Too many different flavors, none of which work well together.

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)

Photo of Kegatron
2.86/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses.

Pours a deep clear amber, topped with a finger of light mocha colored head. This retains with a smooth foamy look that rings the sides of the glass with rich lace. The aroma is floral and green smelling up front, with a weird coconut flavoring (that reminds me of suntan lotion) working its way in as well. Ripe fruit and cocoa accents sit underneath, while any roasted character is parked way in the back of the nose, as the hops mostly dominate this. Some sweet warmth and spicy alcohol fusels dance around on the edges of this as well.

The taste has a lot of green earthy bitterness going on with it, which layered on top of chocolate and caramel sweetness (but mostly chocolate) and a touch of smoky roast that glides along the back. That green citrus character is strong here, lingering hard in the finish with notes of dry earth and rind. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sharp crispness to the carbonation that then gets more slick towards the back of the feel. Alcohol is fairly well hid in the body but at only 6.5% ABV, I was surprised by how much of this came out in the nose at times.

Honestly, this just wasn’t a very strong take on a Black Ale at all. Too much raw bitterness, too little roasted character, and an all around package here that just didn’t leave me impressed. I expected more out of Full Said with this one.

Photo of Sammy
2.84/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Chemical aromas got me off to a bad start. Roast, black with some white head, cat peepee. Doug's bottle.Below average mouthfeel, a little watery. More sweet than bitter. Not very drinkable. Disapointing for a black IPA, or black style anything.Pass if you see it.

Photo of liamt07
2.81/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared by Doug, 22oz poured into a tulip.

Pours dark brown with some reddish hues. An offwhite head which settles quickly to a think film and a collar. Nose has some grape and indistinct dark fruits. Smells off, and doesn't have any hop character going on here. A bit of some odd chemical too, slightly basic. wtf? Taste redeems this somewhat, but still has little to no hop character to speak of. Some more defined malt and bread character, and a general sensation of dirt but not much else. Medium body, and adequate carbonation. Calling this a passable Black Ale is questionable, very few redeeming qualities. Poured this one out.

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Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
78 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.