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)
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
179
Reviews:
129
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
17.84%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 129
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 HalfFull
3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a large wine glass from a standard 22 oz. brown bomber. Shows a medium brown in color with crimson highlights. A half inch cap settles to a light film in short order.

Bit of milk chocolate and coffee on the nose along with some yeast notes. Hop notes are mild on the aroma, coming around a bit with some warming yet never really occupying your attention.

Taste is of bittersweet chocolate with some roasted malt/coffee flavors and a hint of sweet black cherry. Feel is slick and moderate initially, gaining some texture and depth as the glass warms a bit. Still a bit thin overall and rather light bodied for the style. Has a notable drying bitterness on the finish, yet without the balancing hop notes on the aroma.

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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 morimech
3.11/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of afrokaze
3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.06/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.04/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of Florida9
3.04/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of kylemckinnis
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of RBorsato
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of NickMunford
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of TexAggie011
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of DaveAnderson
3/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Techichi
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of poppyjohn
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of 2neardead
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Sinewave
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of womencantsail
2.99/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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Photo of amandebates
2.9/5  rDev -15.2%
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)

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Photo of Kegatron
2.86/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

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Bump In The Night (Brewmaster Reserve 2011) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.42 out of 5 based on 179 ratings.
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