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

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Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BEERchitect on 03-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Darker brown but light goes fully through. Thicker head. Good lacing too.

S-Lacks the hoppiness I desire. Would easily guess this to be a Porter. Sturdy roast and chocolate. Light pine hops.

T-Again, the hops are too dull. They are detectable but have no personality nor are they intense.

M-Medium bodied. Almost feels thin during some sips. Hints of booze.

O/D-Not hoppy enough. This beer needs more veggies.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: Poured a deep brown with a dirty white cap, fading leaving a dirty collar on the edge of the glass, some lacing present after a few moments and sips

S: Uggh. Faint pine needles, roastiness, and chocolate

T: Chocolate and roastinessupfront with a moderate hop bitterness which plays with the base malt bitterness, some pine needles in the background but this beer seems to be more about the malt base. Its somewhat creamy, Earthy at times.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, no major issues, plenty of roast n toast with cocoa covered pine needles

O: Not my favorite CDA but drinkable and not bad. Yes, I still call it a CDA!

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of John_M
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Of all places, I had this on tap at the Apothecary Alehouse in Morgantown the other day (SN brought in a couple of kegs apparently, for a SN and DFH promotion event).

The beer pours a blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is very attractive and impressive in this beer, as I get some skunky week, dark chocolate, licorise and dry citrus. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this beer, and there was some nice roasty bitterness in the finish that seemed to compliment the dark chocolate and licorise flavors. Mouthfeel was medium bodied at most, and the beer was just a tad on the thin side. However, I thought that went well with the style, and as it turns out, drinkability was quite good (went for a second pint in fact).

Very glad I got to try this one. I missed the promotion on Tuesday (was at AA on a Friday), but fortunately the Alehouse got a second keg (Grace, the co-owner, noted that the first keg kicked very quickly, and that they were already almost out of the second keg), so was not sure I'd get the chance.

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3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler shared by a friend.

Pours a deep and dark black color with a nice tan colored head.

Aromas are a bit muted, but pleasant. Light cocoa and chocolate, with hints of pine.

Taste is like the aroma, but bumped up a bit. Really earthy up front, nutty, with some dark toasted malts. There is a background of sweetness, slightly creamy, with some milk chocolate and cocoa notes. Finish is dry, with a pine resin and earthy hop bite. Almost tastes more like a hoppy porter instead of a Black IPA.

Mouthfeel is smooth, soft, and a touch light. Good for the style.

Overall, a solid and interesting beer. Not quite what I expected, the hoppiness is a bit restrained, and more balanced and subtle. Nice brew, drinkable and enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Blindfold - Beer Camp #73 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 151 ratings