Saturday, June 4, 2011
Sierra Nevada Best of Beer Camp Juniper Black Ale
As part of the Best of Beer Camp sampler pack I picked up from Sierra Nevada, I tried the Juniper Black Ale. The beer pours a black color with a lofty, creamy, foamy, and tan colored head that resembles a stout more than an ale. The aroma consists of chocolate, juniper, coffee, and pine. The taste is dry and piny at first with lots of hops and a lemon bitterness before some chocolate, coffee, and toasted malts arrive on the palate. The after taste leave coffee and dry juniper leaves at the back of the throat. The alcohol content is 8.0% ABV. The dryness of this beer was immaculate and it was accompanied with plenty of flavors, include dry and bitter chocolate.