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Sierra Nevada Juniper Black Ale



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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Originally Beer Camp # 16 from 11/2009. This dark russet-colored beer has an intricate aroma of roasted malt and fruity esters, with a touch of resinous pine note from the use of juniper berries. The flavor is deep and complex with an upfront sweetness and flavors of dark baking chocolate, which give way to a dry finish from a mixture of hops, and a mild hint of juniper. Juniper Black Ale is very drinkable and perfect for a cold winter night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2011
Draught at Malmö Brygghus. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted and hoppy aroma of dark chocolate and pine needles. Roasted and hoppy flavour of dark chocolate, hops and pine needles. Roasted and hoppy finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2011
Draught@SBWF2011. Black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is juniper, rye, some mild toasted maltyness as well. Flavour is roasted malts, some toastes nuts, mild rye as well as some juniper as well. Hides the abv very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23430) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival. Cloudy near black, rich creamy head. Chocolaty nose with salty hops. Full bodied with well rounded mouthfeel. Tarry and chocolaty with some mintyness before a resiny bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2011
Draft @ SBWF2011. Rating #8900. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a weak roasted malty spicy juniper aroma with hints of chocolate. Fruity malty juniper and chocoalte flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy juniper finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
11th June 2011
Opaque black beer, good frothy tan head. Semi dry and semi soft palate. Bitter dark malt. Dash of smoke and a little cream. Bitter minerals and a whisper of fruit. Semi dry and bitter finish. Okay if a little odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Dark amber beer. Malty aroma, juniper berries. Malty arthy flavor with some hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
A: The beer pours a very dark brown with some amber hints to it and a huge khaki colored head. S: Lots of roast, chocolate, and coffee up front. A mild acidity, but big time juniper aroma. A nice herbal, floral, and fruity quality from the juniper which is really nice and works well with the roast. T: Big juniper flavor right away, and it intensifies as it warms up. Lots of herbal and fruity flavors from the juniper and a nice solid roasted malt flavor to go with it. Coffee and chocolate, even some licorice, and a mild bitterness. M: On the fuller side of medium in body with a moderate carbonation. O: A really nice beer. I wouldn’t mind having this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of cocoa, light pine, light herbal berries and hops. Creamy mouth feel. Dry cocoa finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14078) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours very dark brown/black with a 3 finger creamy beige/tan head. Nice juniper aroma. Over chocolate. Flavor is balanced juniper and chocolate. Light bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear black color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced fair lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt and herb aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer.

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