Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Poured into a Stella glass. Pours an opaque dark chocolate black with a half finger brown head. Head dissipates quickly but the lacing is quite sticky.
S - Juniper, roasted malt and hints of citrus/grassy hops. Smells refreshing and floral, but also dark at the same time.
T - Initially lots of burnt/toasted malt followed by a bitter and earthy hop bite. There is also a faint chocolate taste in the forefront. The juniper is evident in the finish, which is piney, slightly boozy and dry.
M - Slightly biting with a medium mouthfeel and light carbonation.
O - Overall, a pretty hoppy and floral dark beer that is quite easy to drink. A bit too bitter and earthy for me to have more than one before moving onto something else but the flavors are well balanced and it is tasty. One of the better black ales I have been able to sample.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2011 00:05:53 | More by BeerPhan86
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3.65/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Toronado in San Diego, CA.
Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, citrus zest, and slight juniper berry. Taste is much the same with a cocoa flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is interesting but isn't as juniper forward as I was expecting.
Serving type: on-tap
03-04-2013 23:26:38 | More by UCLABrewN84
Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.