Night Knight | Big Boss Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing
North Carolina, United States
bigbossbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by wedge on 08-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of codysjb
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a standard pint glass a deep chocolate brown with a half finger pillow-like light beige head atop,a nice layer of froth is left after it settles.Cocoa,caramel,and piney hops in the nose but the hops are on the lighter side.Molasses,roast, and bitter chocolate flavors hit up front with earthy and piney hops in the finish,the molasses flavor stands out up against the hops.To me it's a big earthy, hoppy porter but that's not a bad thing.Not bad.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is jet black, with some sediment throughout. Thin, sparse, off-white head that starts around a half inch and settles into an uneven surface coat. Aromas of chocolate forward, with a solid roast character and some mild hops bitterness. Flavors are roast and char forward, with a campfire feel. Subtle bitterness in the backbone, with a pepper spicing and pine pitch profile. Very smoked, but with enough resiny bitterness to balance well. Smooth, mid-bodied, transitioning into a slightly filmy, slightly bitter finish. Smoky, bitter aftertaste lingers on for a bit. Dynamic and layered brew.

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Photo of ekalb31
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Mojo
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle -> World Market tulip glass

A - Pours up a beautiful black with a nice one finger fluffy khaki head. Retention is good and lacing is even better. It is a beautiful beer.

S - I picked up notes of coffee, roasted nuts, and bread.

T - The initial taste is a malt profile loaded with roasty nut flavor. The finish is a mild bitter, kind of a smoky taste with some coffee.

M - very pleasant. Maybe sort of thin, but the aftertaste is actually kind of pleasant.

O - I thought this actually tasted more like a porter, but whatever it is pretty yummy and easy to drink. A nice offering from a relatively obscure North Carolina brewery.

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Photo of jerefreakinmiah
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Brenden
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It is black, and what I think at first is some light coming in at the edges around the bottom of the glass is, interestingly, actually a group of floating particulates. The head on this beer, light brown in color, isn't huge but is substantial, resting at nearly a finger's height. Most impressive is that the creamy cap never, ever fades. It leaves sticky, creamy lacing clinging to the glass in patches beneath rings that form wherever it rests.
There's lots of roast in the nose but also lots of pine and floral bitterness. Balance is good, heft is there, and it gets the median between two very different forms the way the style ought to.
There's not a whole lot more to say as far as the flavor except that the roast brings out some bittersweet cocoa and espresso without diminishing the hoppiness. Well done.
The body manages a median between IPA and stout as well, reaching medium with some depth as well as getting some of the brightness of an IPA. It's crisp and pretty smooth, though I think in the effort to even out the body, which must be very difficult, it does thin just a little at about the middle of each sip.

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Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of July2Nov
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ColdOneKev
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Rymar9
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of swh1972
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of inspektor
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at The Bier Garden, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dark malts and pine resin hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts along with notes of pine resin hops and roasted malts. It has a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Black IPA is quite easy to drink but still has a good amount of flavors.

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Photo of dreedvol
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of RyanAU
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SFNC
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Bung
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Macs Steele Creek. A rather thick looking black pour. Finger of light tan head. Laterally stuck to the glass.

Aroma, equal parts hops an roast. Pine and citrus zest. Malt and very light coffee.

Taste, strong anise and herbal/pine presence up front. Bitter dark chocolate malt backbone. A little coffee, more anise and pine finish. The bite lingers quite well, piney anise burps.

Not quite medium body, a bit too thick to be of the refreshing type. Carbonation was almost creamy, this coated the mouth very well. Well balanced and well done.

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Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of discdueler
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Night Knight from Big Boss Brewing
3.86 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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