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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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(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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a rock art tulip.

Pours a very dark black color that makes me think stout but with a much lighter body. It has a nice small light brown head with a very aromatic nose - pine and dark malts and a bit of roastiness finish it off.

Taste is quite bitter and sharp, fairly high carbonation with a light body. Resionous pine and dark roast coffee beans dominate with a bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 22:28:14 | More by kingcrowing
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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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30th Anniversary - Jack & Ken's Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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