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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 012: Edge of Darkness



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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Beer Camp #12 September 2009 ABV 6.9 IBU 63

Edge of Darkness is deep chestnut brown color. The light roast continues in the flavor and feels relatively dry (drier than the apparent extract would suggest!), but with a nice malty sweetness as well. Hop character is slightly piney and slightly spicy, but not overpowering. Definitely an assertive hop character, but balanced into the roast malts nicely. A nice, big hop bitterness along with a pleasant amount of dark malt roast character in the finish along with significant alcohol warming to the back of the throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Draft at DRE 4Q 09. Pours hazy dark blackish brown with off-tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, hops. Tastes rich, complex, with roasty dark malt, dark choc, cacao, hazelnut, brown sugar, hops. Complex and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8110) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Why can’t all brown ales be like this .. . light whiffs of dark caramel, toffee and pure dark chocolate bar on the tongue .. . very smooth .. . not speedy kids .. . a joy to drink and so awesome on cask! .. . Hank, how’d my head get so fat?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6135) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2009
[Draft @ Drafting Room Spring House] Dark brown with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus fruits, caramel malts, nuts, roast, and light cocoa. Taste of cocoa, caramel malts, nuts, citrus fruits, tobacco, and a bitter, grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10543) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2010
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a dark ruby with a medium light beige head. The aroma is a sweet caramel and floral hop. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter hop flavor and nice lingering dry finish. Easy to drink a very good brown ale from sierra nevada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2009
on tap at a beerfest. brown with a cream head. nose is piney hops, esters and malts. nice on the palate with a piney, citrusy hop flavor that balances out well with the chocolate in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2009
On tap at Church Key DC: Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a large frothy, well-lacing light tan head. Has a fresh citrusy hop nose with a lightly toasted caramel maltiness. Starts with a nice light sweetness with some nutty character and lots of resiny piny hop flavor before a drier, crisp, bittersweet finish. A nice hoppy brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 17, 2009
On tap at the Flying Saucer Fort Worth. Wet Hopped. Pours a clear mahogany brown with a sticking tan head. Good lace. Aroma is quite nice and hoppy (floral and citrus) with a decent amount of chocolate. Taste is really hoppy (India brown?) with some bitterness and a nearly windex like note (not as unpleasant as it sounds). Some burnt brown sugar and dark caramel malts backing. Lively bubbles. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
On tap at Flying Sauce in Houston. Pours black with a tan head. Nose was of nut and roast malt. Taste was of coffee, roast malt and nut. Mouthfeel was medium and bitter. OK, but failed to impress.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smboselli (146) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Turned me on to black IPA style beer before apps like this were a twinkle in my eye. Never turned back since ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2009
(Draught at Ft. Worth Flying Saucer) Captain Keith describes this beer as an Imperial Wet Hopped Brown Ale. Pours clear brown with nice creamy head. Nose of bitter hops and cocoa. Tastes like roasted malt, bitter hops and a creamy body. Nice and drinkable.

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