MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best beer from this batch of camp beers. Most of these were underwhelming, this stood out as a pleasant surprise. Or maybe it was just the beer that didnít overly disappoint. Nice beer that had a lot going on. It was surprisingly more delicate than you might think. The alcohol was almost imperceptible. The juniper was very lightly integrated. The beer was black but the malt profile not overwhelming. Lovely beer. Certainly for its category... one of the best that Iíve ever had.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Provides healthy doses of malt and hops. Dark brown with a strong scent of roasted malts and notes of burnt chocolate, it offers sweetness up front and bitterness on the back end. The double IPA (8.5 percent ABV) has a big citrus nose and a hops assault that brings to mind fresh oranges and pineapples.
Boutip (5862) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with notes of citrus hops is quite enjoyable. Taste is also a nice mix between some medium dry roasted malt with notes of light pine and citrus hoppy notes. Juniper notes are not easily perceptible though a welcome addition to the mix. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting though lacking a bit of character.
JMerritt (1940) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark red-brown with a moderately large tan head that is mostly diminishing. Nose is predominantly coffee and peat with a zesty, spruce hop undertone. Juniper lends a nice, herbal sweetness to the front of the flavor profile. Piney hops are prevalent in the middle, though turn earthier and ultimately ends dry, malty and mildly burnt. Really interesting, multi-dimensional beer.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
As soon as I poured this beer I picked up roasted malt, small amounts of coffee, and chocolate. Nice hops presense. Earthy. Juniper is there I guess (since itís called that) but itís barely noticable in the aroma.
When I first tasted this beer I wasnít to impressed with it. But as you drink this beer it gets better and better and by the time my beer was gone, I wanted another. I almost put another in the fridge but I was a good boy and said one is enough. I am getting old and fat. Anyway back to the beer. The taste is a mix between a Black IPA and Porter. Once again Iíll state that this is not a Winter Warmer in my mind. Up front this is full of roastiness and earthiness. Bittersweet chocolate his in the middle with a bit of spiciness in the end. Maybe the Juniper came through a little bit more on the taste.
Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Moderate carbonation. Goes down nice.
Beddis433 (1) - - JAN 29, 2012 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
pushkinwow (2552) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from spinrsx. Dark brown with a nice, one finger, mocha head that fades relatively quickly. Very interesting beer - seems to be a bit of a combination of a stout and DIPA - get bittersweet chocolate, citrus, roasted malts, pine resin, some fruit and alcohol. Full body, moderate carbonation, bittersweet but quickly more bitter, very very dry, get malts, citrus, chocolate, quite complex and very tasty. Definitely worth trying out.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Aroma contains a lot of roastiness as well as note of pine. Black pour with a medium beige head. has a little bit of spiciniess when drinking it. Nice clean finish for a black ale. I enjoyed this.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, mix paxk, ty Kelly! Black pour, small bubbly head. Roast and fruity aroma. Big hop and roast taste. Medium thick body holds it all together well. Complex yet drinkable. Another solid offering from this beer camp mix pack.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012
Name: BC Juniper Black Ale (16)
Date: June 09, 2011
Source: Sherlocks, GA
Appearance: black, frothy beige head, sticky lace
Aroma: light roasted aroma, touch of fruityness
Flavor: big roasted flavor, lots of hops, lots of bitterness from the hops and roasted malts
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4