Nightcap Winter Ale | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States | website

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBUs: 40
ABV: 7.2%
Color: Medium to dark brown
OG: 17.2

Added by djbreezy on 11-12-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
33
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
12.29%
 
 
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Photo of Bfarr
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sligtly hazy dark red amber with medium foamy head with good retention and no lacing. Light peaty and floral aroma. Balanced earthy peat with lightly herbal bite and nice vanilla/oak semi-dry finish. Medium even carbonation and slightly dry finish.

Seemingly a variation of a scotch ale or wee heavy, this winter warmer has a little something extra with 1/3 aged in bourbon oak barrels. Nothing too bold here just good subtle yet pleasing flavors and easy drinking. I can't decide whether Bridgeport is being cheap or timid by blending aged ale with non-aged or genius for creating accessible subtle , good flavored beers at decent prices ;)

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Photo of djbreezy
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at the BridgePort pub.

appearance - dark red/amber, low head and retention, minor lacing

smell - sweet aromatic malts and barrel

taste - sweet malts and bourbon notes throughout, oak and wood flavors imparted mildly in the barrel (could have been aged longer in the barrels...feels young)

mouthfeel - low/medium carbonation, smooth, full body, oily

drinkability - flavorful, medium complexity, a nice winter brew

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Nightcap Winter Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
3.5 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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