Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Erish:
4.25/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a large wine glass. Part of the 2011 Beer Camp series. 8% ABV.
A: dark espresso color, the one-finger head is long-lasting and leaves a sturdy, luxurious cap with very good lacing.
S: roasted grain, coffee, bitter chocolate, a light amount of farmer's cheese-like porter/stout aroma, earthy/piney hop aroma.
T: the roasted grain has a surprising amount of fruity sweetness up front, the middle featured a more pronounced roasted coffee and bitter chocolate character, the finish is dry and features pine/grassy hops. Let this beer warm up a bit and it will reward you.
M: medium-bodied, silky to somewhat oily texture, moderate carbonation is enhanced by the bitter bite of the hops.
O: Is this a winter warmer, a Cascadian black ale, or a porter? Whatever it is, Sierra Nevada does a good job here, and I hope they bring it back someday.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2011 00:10:01 | More by Erish
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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 529 ratings.