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)

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Available January to mid-March; new for 2011
ABV 6.5% IBUs: 65

Added by msubulldog25 on 12-10-2010

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Photo of abrethanson
3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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Photo of DrJay
3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
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!

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Photo of Hojaminbag
3.15/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wasatch threw this one in as an extra in one of our trades. Thanks, John.

Bump in the night has a dark brown body with ruby highlights and a pretty big, brown head. Retention and lacing are both pretty good.

Pretty fruity nose, with a bit of black bread and some citrus scent from hops.

Bump in the Night is a little bit weird. I think the strongest flavor might actually be the slight, generic, fruit notes from the ale yeast. It leads of with some grassy flavors and light citrus hops, which is followed by some bitterness. The middle is dominated by the yeast, and next comes a little bit of a coffee and maybe a little bit of roasted malt flavor. Black bread finds its way in there also, but just a barely. The finish brings some more bitterness.

Medium bodied, with a hair over medium carbonation; somewhat crisp feeling.

This is a weird one. Instead of that nice interplay between dark, roasted malts and bitter hops, I get a lot of ale yeast that has a small dose of the malt and hop flavors.

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Photo of lifeboyq
3.18/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 0z bottle poured int a New Belgium tulip. Color is dark black cherry mostly opaque in the larger areas of the glass but at the bottom a small area appears translucent. Head is creamy, 2 fingers, and minimal lacing as it fades. Nose is of pine and grapefruit with dirt on the backend. The thought that comes to mind is cutting the grass below a pine tree with needles that have fallen and then inadvertently running over some random grapefruit that happened to be in the yard. Oh yea, and some dirt is kicked up because the grass doesnt grow super well in that area under the tree. The only thing i can taste is grapefruit. Might as well put some sugar in it, spoon it out and call it breakfast with some toast or pour some vodka in it for a grapefruit vodka mixer.

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Photo of THECPJ
3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: dark brown with a 1 finger off white head

smell: roast, patent, malts, slight hop presence

taste: sweet, roast, caramel, malts,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, thin to medium body,

overall: wish it were a little more to the body and more hop presence. but overall not a to bad representation of the style.


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Photo of beertunes
3.21/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a deep reddish brown (not even a little bit black) with just a very faint ring of light tan head that had zero retention or lacing.

The aroma was very piny upfront, with just enough roasted notes in the background to notice. The story in the mouth was much the same, pine hops and a trace of roasted malts.

The body was thinner than typical for this new style. Drinkability was pretty good. The beer went down fairly easily. Overall, not a bad brew, but also nothing special. Worth trying if you see it, but not worth much effort to seek out.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is not so interesting a black ale, to me. It looks a lot thinner than any black ale I have seen, to date. Flavor profile is...okay. A lot of this really strikes me more as a brown ale than a black ale. There are some hop characteristics that pop in at the end of this, but it really isn't enough to save the experience. A nice "beer" to drink, but not really all that great as a black ale.

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Photo of lovindahops
3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed a bump in the night to go with my aprihop tonight

A- another massive black ipa with a great that is gone as fast as a... Well, bump in the night. Not much in the lacing dept

S- an herbal black coffee scent. Ending is kind of alcohol like somewhat. I wanted more roasted flavor

T- slightly sugar cocoa with a sweet toffee like flavor. Again not the best black ipa flavor

M- creamy and syrupy flavor

D- not full sails best brew. More roasted malts will do this justice

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Photo of cswhitehorse
3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The bump in the night poured a blackish brown color with a good finger head with quickly dissipating foam head. There was not much in the way of retention.

The smell and body were thin. Good amount of bitterness to the palate and left a nice burn on the tongue. Smell was of citrus hops. Overall a decent CDA but not my favorite.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.24/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Dark brown and not quite opaque. Nice 1/2 inch tan head with good retention no lacing

Smell: Very sweet on the nose and it reminds me of a flower garden also has some roasted malt on the nose

Taste: The taste upfront is very floral from the hops. The malt kicks in on the backend to balance the beer just a bit and provide some bitter chocolate and some roasted coffee notes

Mouthfeel: Medium body and high carbonation with a dry bitter finish

Overall: My experiences with CDA's in the past lead me to believe that this one feel short. I was hoping for a touch more hops and at just 65 IBU's it is just not enough for the style. Also the other CDA's I have had were a tad bit more complex in flavor and a hell of alot darker in color. Again the Full Sail Brewmaster's Reserve just continues to disappoint me.

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Photo of VonZipper
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of MarioM
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of northaustin
3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours out of the bottle a transparent brown. in the glass it is black with a burnt ruby color when held to the light. small white head which disappears quickly and leaves minimal stringy lacing.

the smell just makes me upset. it is neither roasty nor hoppy. it smells like a regular porter was given an overdose of grassy hops. although this is wack to me, it seems to be the norm for cascadian dark ales.

taste is on par with the smell.

mouthfeel is surprisingly superb. these cascadian dark ales always catch me off guard with a boom bam of oilyness and cream in the mouthfeel.

drinkability: hard to say. its just weird, and seems like it was only made because it is a popular style right now.

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Photo of Ralphs66
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark, dark brown with a reddish tinge. Brownish white head that didn't hold on for very long but did leave a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell is a bit boozy, which is unusual for such a low alcohol content. Sweet odor showing fig and a tad of vanilla. Carbonation bites quite a bit and the alcohol definitely comes through. Not bad, but not great. Dry and long on the palate. I'll finish the bottle, but I've had enough. It was on sale for $4 a pop and certainly worth the try.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

309th review on BA
bottle to NB globe

App- It looks black in the glass but pours a watered down brown with a 1 1/2 finger head. Some nice sticky lacing.

Smell- Malt, faint hops. I don't get much.

Taste- It starts out malty and falls from there. There are a lot of flavors going on but they seem to get along but not in harmony. I'm picking up some lingering coffee as well. Smokiness and a lot of bitter.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Roasted bitter, hoppy, spicy all on different parts of the tounge. A bit convuluted.

Drink- I was dissapointed in this. With such an odd taste I found it off putting and I really wanted to like this one. I don't think I will have this again.

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Photo of greenmonstah
3.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle into snifter

A - Fairly light brown for a CDA, which are usually black as night. Some ruby hues to the brown. Head is wimpy and unimpressive.

S - Floral and pine hop with a bit of roast.

T - Pine and floral hops and a roasted malt character that is present throughout. Improves with warmth, as it becomes less sharp and the roast can take hold.

M - Medium body and a bit of dryness in the finish.

D - Just not a very good beer. I love black IPAs like Sublimely, Hop in the Dark, and Otter Creek's Alpine, but this beer is just a massive let down. They're on the right track, it tastes like a black IPA, but it is just not quite right.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber pours a dark copper, certainly not black, color with a fine-bubbled tan head. Decent retention and lacing.

Nose is citric and pithy with a little touch of nail polish remover. Lightly fruity, but I am really surprised by the lack of malt depth or presence here.

Taste leans more toward the IPA end of the "black ale" spectrum as opposed to porterish or stout. Plenty of hop flavor to go with the bitterness and there is a flash of roasty astringency on the finish. Easy enough to drink, but lacking in the malt and body departments.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Looks pretty much black but is actually a ruby red color when held to light. The head isn't huge, but the retention is good.

S: Roasted malt, a slight caramel sweetness, a little bit of mint and a bit of charcoal.

T: Heavy on the roasted/almost burnt malt flavor. The finish is bitter and a bit acidic. The finish has some hop bitterness mixed in with the acidity, but it's I feel like this beer would be a bit better if there was a little sweetness to offset all the bitterness. As it is, this is a bit too one dimensional for me.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: dark brown color with a finger of frothy light-tan foam head. To me this fits the old "Cascadian Dark Ale" definition than a "Black" name of any kind, but I think it looks pretty good.

Smell: bright, citrusy hops with a decent amount of funk to them as well. A little hint of rich malt sweeness comes through as well; overall, I rather like the combination.

Taste: tart and bright along with nicely bitter. Hops retain that bright citrusy character, but the rich sweet malt aroma does not translate into the flavor well at all. I want to like this beer, but it is way too acidic and bright for me. I like where it is going, but the execution just doesn't like me.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a bit of astringency, probably from the acidity. Carbonation is quite nice, though, so there's a little bit redeeming here.

Drinkability: like I said, this beer is heading in the right direction but its execution leaves something to be desired. It's just way too tart and tangy for me to want to drink a lot of it.

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Photo of iD9
3.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a tuliped-pint

Appearance: A crisp, clear chestnut brown with notes of red through the thicker body of the beer. Head pours a bubbly, slightly off white. Diminishes quickly and leaves a viscous foam topping.

Smell: Slight fruity aroma and notes of roasty grains. reminds me a bit of rye.

Taste: Roasty grains throughout. A very earthy pallet with a touch of bitterness on the end. Pretty decent.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Unlike most darkified ales it doesn't seem lacking in body. Smooth and clean, good work.

Drinkability: Good, nothing terribly remarkable. I think the roastiness of this beer does diminish the drinkability a bit.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a pretty clear deep garnet color with a small 1/4" head of tan bubbles that was active, but seemed to be maintained by numerous bubbles rising because it was still pretty solid after a minute, despite being fizzy. There is some pretty solid cream left on the glass, that fades slowly back down into the beer after you quit messing with it.

Aroma: The aroma is dominated by grassy and somewhat catty hops. There is some citrusy notes from hops in here too, but they are reserved compared to the cat. When you really try, you can pick up some toasty notes as well as a subtle dark caramel. The aroma doens't change much as the beer sits.

Taste: The flavor is slightly more balanced than the aroma suggested it would be. There are some caramel notes and some bread crusts in here that give the hops a slight "run for their money", but it is the bittering hops that win out in the end for domination of the palate for the longevity after the sip. As the beer is sitting some, and it may have to do with the fact that I have drank about half of it, but it is getting much easier to drink as it warms up some. The balance doesn't change, but the final mouthfeel is softening up some.

Opinion: This is an alright beer. I personally think that the malt complexity was lacking and the hop presence was too high, but I think that about a whole lot of beers that are produced, especially in the US. If we forget the balance, the choice of hops on this beer was a bit unusual and gives the beer a bit of an unpleasant edge. I would think that they would co a bit more citrusy and exploit the fact that this is an American beer, but as it is the fresh-cut lawn mixed with a cat really isn't doing it for me.

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Photo of silentjay
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

almost black, but light penetrates with some mahogany highlights. a standard flat tan colored head raises to barely two-fingers, retains and laces ok.

aroma is at first very roasty, but is quickly overtaken by pine and citrus hops.

flavor shows very little of the roasted malts, but has an odd grainy character that doesnt mesh well with the hops which are woody, piny, and a little bit of citrus. would like more "black" flavor (read: roasty) in this black IPA.

thin and flat for the style. small head translates to a lack of carbonation paired with a watery mouthfeel thats not a great representation of the style.

drinks okay. needs a lot of fine tuning to compete with other offerings. not bad, but not great.

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Photo of metter98
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of citrusy hops in the nose along with some hints of roasted malts.
T: The taste is balanced between flavors of dark, roasted malts and a mild amount of bitterness. The hops contribute some hints of citrus in the finish.
M: It feels a bit short of medium-bodied, smooth, and crisp on the palate with a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer doesn't offer as much of a full-body or strong taste compared to other beers in the style, but these qualities and the low alcohol content make it rather sessionable.

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Photo of MrOH
3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep reddish brown with 1 finger of off-white head, decent lacing

Pine, grapefruit, the funk, hint of cocoa if you really get in there

minty pine first, then grapefruit, marmalade, and caramel mixing it up, followed by a touch of cookie and drying out with the minty pine again.

Feels pleasant enough, medium bodied, and the hops and medium carbonation cleanse the palate well.

I could easily finish the bottle, but not too sure this would be that great of a beer to make a night of. Just too much going on.

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Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 178 ratings
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