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Blindfold - Beer Camp #73 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Blindfold - Beer Camp #73
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BA SCORE
84
good

145 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 03-04-2013)
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-26-2013 22:55:11 | More by kylehay2004
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DSkilling

California

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-25-2013 07:05:43 | More by DSkilling
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Founders_Fanatic

Michigan

3.94/5  rDev +5.9%

This beer caught me off-guard by a bit. I had a 22 oz. draft at a local restaurant in MI. Interesting tastes/smells.

Appearance: Black, 1/2 finger head, carbonation visible, the beer appears watery. I appreciate more head in my beer, but this particular city always fills the beer to the brim leaving little head. I appreciate the smell, so quantity isn't always good in my opinion.

Smell: I instantly smelled mint and black licorice. The cough drops 'Fisherman Friend' came to my mind. I passed the beer to my friends to see if they smelled the same, and they smelled a different aroma. They smelled oregano and thyme (Italian seasoning mix, pasta sauce). I tried finding these scents in the aroma, but I didn't find them as strong as my friends found them. A spice smell is definitely present.

Taste: The Italian spice is much more present in the taste, which I enjoyed. The spice taste is definitely from the hops, and it is a earthy tasting hop. There is a sweeter black licorice along with mint taste in the beer. In the Netherlands you can find different types of black licorice, and this is similar to a typical Dutch candy. Once again I can compare it to the cough drops 'Fisherman Friend,' but the taste is not so impactful. In summary: black licorice, mint, oregano, and thyme...this is an earthy beer.

Body: The body was crisp and refreshing. Very drinkable.

Overall: In my opinion it's a solid beer, and I would buy it again. I don't have too much experience tasting black ipas, but this was quite enjoyable. I like earthy beers, and this beer had those attributes. Also, my friends did not find the beer as enjoyable as I did. They thought the oregano and thyme tastes were too strong. They strongly suggested this tasted like spaghetti sauce seasoning.

06-24-2013 06:52:34 | More by Founders_Fanatic
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Techichi

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-17-2013 19:41:28 | More by Techichi
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AlbaRose

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-15-2013 00:22:55 | More by AlbaRose
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +5.1%

Poured on draft at The Mint Gastropub into a tulip glass.

A- black as night...very opaque, with great head retention and decent lacing around the glass.

S- aromas of hops and roasted malt. Quite biscuity.

T- hoppy, malty, a bit roasty...but crisp and refreshing

M- feels prickly on the tongue with a bitterness that is not too overwhelming. Quite bitter after swallowing but a pleasant bitterness...

O- a delicious beer. Does have interesting characteristics and an interesting flavor that contrasts its color, but it is well balanced and quite drinkable.

06-12-2013 03:06:33 | More by Budinetz
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-12-2013 00:07:54 | More by fredmugs
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%

On tap at The Great Lost Bear Portland.
Comes to the table a solid dark brown/black color with a decent sized tan head that dissipates slowly leaving a fair amount of sticky lace on the sides. Smells of pine resin and a hint of green onion backed up by a bit of caramel and coffee. The flavor is lightly roasty with a fair amount of malty sweetness. Earthy spicy resinous hop flavor does a great job providing balance. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a resinous, almost chalky mouthfeel. Great tasting beer, but strikes me as a bit more of a hoppy porter. I'd drink more of it given the chance.

06-10-2013 23:22:41 | More by johnnnniee
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-06-2013 01:44:31 | More by oglmcdgl
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-04-2013 00:49:42 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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JohnBender

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-01-2013 14:20:56 | More by JohnBender
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LI_PO12

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-31-2013 03:10:42 | More by LI_PO12
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BillyLrsn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-29-2013 01:29:15 | More by BillyLrsn
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glbear

Maine

5/5  rDev +34.4%

05-27-2013 16:29:43 | More by glbear
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gtermi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-26-2013 19:17:01 | More by gtermi
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Emkehr

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

05-23-2013 16:34:14 | More by Emkehr
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-22-2013 23:10:00 | More by erialbill
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-20-2013 22:11:45 | More by GrindFatherBob
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thampel09

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-20-2013 13:36:42 | More by thampel09
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-17-2013 12:35:33 | More by InspectorBob
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ucis

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-11-2013 18:38:50 | More by ucis
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-11-2013 04:31:47 | More by GreesyFizeek
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StJamesGate

New York

4.14/5  rDev +11.3%

On tap at Black Sheep, Dublin.

Classic Irish stout looks with craggy eggshell head that sheets.
Espresso and charcoal nose.
Ash, blackberry and pumpernickel up front, some roasty sweetness in there, then big orange rind hop hit.
Pine sap and kola finish and long tight minty linger.
Medium, very chewy, oily.

Big, sticky and bitter. Aroma hops are definitely downplayed (though I always wonder once the keg's been on a boat for a month or two.) Works more like a hoppy porter.

Heavy hitter, though not as hopped up as you'd expect from SN.

05-09-2013 16:09:22 | More by StJamesGate
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-09-2013 00:00:08 | More by cadaugherty
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JHendu

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-08-2013 23:15:29 | More by JHendu
Blindfold - Beer Camp #73 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.