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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

753 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 753
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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Reviews by emerge077:
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emerge077

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cork discharges with a resonating pop. Into a stemmed wine glass it pours black, with frothy tan foam that has a meringue sheen to the surface. Tons of lace and a full, long lasting head.

Complex malts in the nose, sweet toffee and a little roastiness. Mild earthy pine bitterness in the taste, signature Sierra Nevada hop profile. This bitterness builds with more sips, but is tempered by the rich malt sweetness. Nicely balanced, still some nice hop character on display. Feels light enough to take a bigger sip, but better off slowly sipped. Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Nice sipper for winter weather.

Cheers to Sierra Nevada for 30 years of brewing!

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 03:20:56 | More by emerge077
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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.

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A - Pitch black with a huge fluffy and brown / khaki head. Nice lace and stick.

S - Toasted malts, caramel, hops, chocolate, vanilla.

T - Rich and robust chocolate, malts. Some hops present in the back end. The velvety smooth and creamy mouth feel coats and lingers on the palate. I enjoyed each sip more and more and the alcohol was present as it warmed.

O - This was literally a once in a life time brew. I have another one sitting in the cellar that I will save for a special occasion. This was simply phenomenal in every way.

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