MacTarnahan's Goose Bump | Portland Brewing Company

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84
good
66 Ratings
THE BROS
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MacTarnahan's Goose BumpMacTarnahan's Goose Bump
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
macsbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Goose Bump is a deliciously dark Imperial Stout brewed with roasted and chocolate malt, coffee beans, and bold hop flavor which percolate into a complex blend of fearsome intensity.

56 IBU

Malts: 2 Row, Caramel, Roast Barley, Black,
Chocolate, Oats
Hops: Perle
Spice: Latin America, East African, and Indonesian blend

Added by froghop on 01-10-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, thin 3/5" tan head on the top, good lace. Aroma was that of coffee, somewhat dry and mild.

Taste dropped heavier coffee than the aroma. Thinner than your average imperial stout, but this also has more drinkability than your average imperial stout. The coffee quotient is nice and enjoyable. The malt bill eats up the 9% abv quite easily. Use of oats makes it smooth. Not overly roasty.

An enjoyable beer, I'd buy it again if it were in a 6 pack.

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3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2/5  rDev -46.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a mug, the beer is a very dark, brown-to-black coloring with ruby highlights around the edges and a thick, dense, small bubbled, creamy, light tan colored head. Looks great. Aromas of bitter coffee, tangy sweet cream, vanilla notes, woody character, and hints of booze. Surprisingly tangy sweet nose. Flavors are rich and smooth, with a creamy undertone that really mellows everything out and makes this beer so easy to drink that it's scary. Wow. Coffee and char first and foremost, providing bitterness, but also some roast and depth to the palate overall. The sweet and rich cream notes come on a bit towards the end to smooth out the rough edges and keep the drinkability up. Smooth bodied, with hints of dryness. The aftertaste is like coffee ice cream, both bitter and rich. Surprisingly sharp, clean, crisp finish, with only a hint of creamy linger. Solid brew!

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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MacTarnahan's Goose Bump from Portland Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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