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30th Anniversary - Jack & Ken's Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

757 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 757
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 32
Gots: 223 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ghenna on 07-27-2010)
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 7/12/2010. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, fig, chocolate, cocoa, light roast, citrus zest, light pine, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruitiness, and light-moderate hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, fig, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, light roast, citrus zest, light pine, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate earthy pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, fig, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, light roast, light pine, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, fruitiness, and light citrus/pine hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding dark barleywine style. All around awesome complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, fruitiness, and light-moderate citrus/pine hops flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering, definitely aging well.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2014 03:28:18 | More by superspak
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Robyn

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-28-2014 12:36:41 | More by Robyn
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-17-2014 05:04:54 | More by Stum-pub
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JonnyRebel

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

07-15-2014 00:34:35 | More by JonnyRebel
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-13-2014 18:35:23 | More by DrBier
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thelargeone

North Dakota

2/5  rDev -52%

07-09-2014 00:30:53 | More by thelargeone
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-07-2014 00:43:36 | More by GClarkage
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scootny

New York

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Made the mistake of leaving this in the freezer overnight and had to thaw it. Having this at a very warm red wine like temperature and it is fantastic. Deep dark chestnut brown with a tan head that billows forth. Smell is delicious and complex. A healthy alcohol presence and sweetness fused to deep notes of toffee and warm sweet brown bread and touch of fruitcake. Lot of dark fruits, raisins and figs mostly. Flavor is incredible. Sweet rich and alcoholic. Lots of caramel and toffee with a healthy roasted grain char. Finish is dry and nicely hopped. Hoppier than most barleywines I've had. It helps to cleanse the palate of the considerable alcohol and make the beer more drinkable. Carbonation is nice, though no doubt it suffered from its frozen to room temperature journey into my glass. Smooth but just a little under carbonated in my circumstance. Weight is thickish and lightly syrupy. This is a great and highly drinkable beer. I would be sipping it slower but as the carbonation has suffered at my neglect I am going a little faster than I might otherwise. Just a superb brew that drinks like a dry irish stout in spite of the abc. If I had not forgotten and froze this one it might be off the charts.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 02:25:02 | More by scootny
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hvy1

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-18-2014 16:16:10 | More by hvy1
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Necronomad

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-18-2014 16:15:54 | More by Necronomad
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jrkcubs

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-15-2014 14:58:19 | More by jrkcubs
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m0unds

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-15-2014 02:15:45 | More by m0unds
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-11-2014 23:09:01 | More by Jas45678
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emalc

Michigan

3/5  rDev -28.1%

06-08-2014 00:23:20 | More by emalc
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-18-2014 21:17:43 | More by Durandal_777
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largadeer

California

2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

05-11-2014 22:08:11 | More by largadeer
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Fitze

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

05-02-2014 15:37:49 | More by Fitze
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mrk829

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

04-22-2014 14:09:50 | More by mrk829
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-22-2014 08:35:06 | More by afsdan
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Russf3181

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-18-2014 01:19:25 | More by Russf3181
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jmccraney

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-12-2014 14:23:18 | More by jmccraney
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-10-2014 06:12:11 | More by Jordy777
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-17-2014 00:16:50 | More by GABrew
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khargro2

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-16-2014 14:13:03 | More by khargro2
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Jonbw

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +19.9%

03-07-2014 21:11:11 | More by Jonbw
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30th Anniversary - Jack & Ken's Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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