Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.28/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Tasted out of the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 12 pack, 2011 edition. Poured into a snifter.
Look: Pours black w/ a tan one-finger head which dissipated rather quickly. Not much lacing left along the glass.
Smell: It smells like chocolate, the cocoa kind that came in the metal containers that I mixed with my milk as a kid. I'm also picking up a piney aroma which I'm assuming is coming from the juniper berries. This is secondary to the chocolate.
Taste: Sweet chocolate, piney and resinous from both hops and juniper berries. Like the smell the chocolate is the dominant flavor.
Mouthfeel: This is a medium bodied beer that is has a very bold flavor. There is a bitter after taste which I truly enjoy when having beers that focus on hops. Again, I think with this beer it's not the hops but the juniper berries. Either way I like the bitter aftertaste.
Overall: I really like this beer and would buy it as a standalone. I'm not sure if I would buy another Beercamp 12 pack at around $20 to get just three more of these however. Drinkability is there especially when looking for a beer with bold flavors.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2011 01:41:43 | More by JCaweinstein
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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 530 ratings.