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Sibling Maker | Jack's Abby Brewing

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4.2/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
If you loved Bride, Baby, and Brewery Maker, you're going to love the newest in the 'Maker' series. Sibling Maker! Lengthy aging in Bourbon Barrels allows the 12.6%ABV beer to mellow and develop a deep molasses-like sweetness with port-like dark fruit flavors. More light in body and mouthfeel than the other 'Makers', Sibling Maker would pair great with desserts, like our house made (special only) Tiramisu.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,663
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
52
pDev:
5.71%
 
 
Wants:
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of GreenMind
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Deep almost opaque mahogany color with a tan head which rose maybe a notch below a finger's length. Settles after one sip with no stickiness on the glass.

Smell: Sweet molasses and heavy whiskey notes. Enters your nostrils and though not so strong it's borderline indulging to move away from your nose.

Taste: Sweet brown sugar mixed with whiskey and hint of barely. It's a complicated type of beer and barely any notable bitterness. The malts are there but it's complimenting almost like warm milk to your your coffee.

Mouth: Sticky beer with a full body. Carbonation is a medium at best and the beer hugs your cheeks and loves to linger.

Overall: My biggest regret is not buying at the very least 2 more bottles. This was my one and only and I hope I can see this again. Easily one of the best American made English barleywines I've tasted in my life. Can go neck and neck with Arctic Devil and King Henry.... Salud!

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Photo of tobelerone
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bum4ever
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbarletto
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeannieVolpe
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smells like pizza dough.

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Photo of Prost76
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deonreds
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DBosco
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eluvah
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of festizio
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cozmo
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a relatively-clear figgy brown color with a half finger of light tan head that settles into a nice crown.

Sort of smells like a stout. I'm getting chocolate malts along with the bourbon, which offers vanilla and toffee notes. There's a little kiss of fruity sweetness in there as well.

The taste is more barleywine-forward, but I still might have pegged it for a blend if tasting it blind. There's a bit of dark fruit, caramel and alcohol. Slight chocolate in the aftertaste, as well as just a touch of hop bitterness and some lingering fig sweetness.

Silky, smooth and relatively light feel with just enough carbonation.

This is a good beer, but, overall, it comes across a bit thin in the taste, IMO. I greatly preferred Brewery Maker.

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Photo of Odysseyalien
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Sibling Maker from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 52 ratings