30th Anniversary - Jack & Ken's Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by PeprSprYoFace:
3.93/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up one to try before I out away some for age. I think I will get a couple more.
Pours a deep black. Not quite super imperial stout black but very stout looking. Nice tan head lasts a long time. Decent lacing.
Aroma is not super strong but it smells alot like a stout. Pretty roasty and a little of that deep caramel you get from a good barley wine but not a ton.
Tastes like a stout. I would not think this was a barleywine if you never told me what it was. Very roasty flavor for what it is suppose to be. It does have a barleywine type flavor but it kind of takes a back seat. I think it should be in the front. It tastes great just not like a barleywine.
Mouthfeel is kind of thin for a barleywine but still good. Good carb.
Overall a good beer but not what I was expecting. I'll probably buy a couple to put away.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2010 02:37:16 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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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
30th Anniversary - Jack & Ken's Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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