Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Jack & Ken’s Ale

 
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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Jack McAuliffe was the first American "micro" brewer. His tiny New Albion Brewery in Sonoma, California inspired countless dreamers to start small-scale breweries of their own. Jack agreed to guest brew this very special ale with us in honor of our 30th anniversary. This Black Barleywine Ale is a nod to the legendary ales New Albion served at their legendary summer solstice parties. Rich with bittersweet and roasted malt flavors, balanced with whole-cone American hops, this robust ale should age gracefully for years.

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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alphadelic (2198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
This is on tap in Jan 2013. Very unbarleywine-like nose. Super cacao flavour with a dry pumpernickel finish. Super savoury. Very impressive


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3422) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle 750ml. Pours dark brown with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, alcohol, fruits. Taste is of bitterness, malt, oxydyzed. Palate: Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Good, but over the hill indeed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JDBaker11058 (2008) - Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2016
appearance: silky dark brown to black, short dense creamy tan head. aroma: earthy, with wood, cattail, loam, caramelized sugar, toffee, plum, molasses and licorice. taste: roasty at first, with notes of molasses, toffee, espresso; dark fruits like raisin, fig and plum; earthy hops, with vegetal/herbal notes, then a growing herbal hoppy bitterness. finish: dry, slightly chewy palate; lasting dark roast balanced by earthy, herbal hops that now bring a bit of pine and mint to the party. notes: Felt like a hybrid imperial stout/black IPA. Big and rich and boozy, earthy and flavorful. Bottle aged since 2011.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5865) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Dark brown with hints of plum when held to the light. Tall, lasting, tan colored head. Aromas of dark fruit, licorice, and herbal hops. Sweet and herbal flavors. A jaegermeister brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Whatup14 (1775) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2016
Bouteille 750ml, bottle share. Couleur brun foncé presque opaque, mousse beige. Arôme de malt caramélisé, alcool, mélasse, épices, oxydée. Goût de malt caramélisé, épices, alcool. Carbonatation faible, corps dense.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3594) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with a light beige head that leaves pretty nice lacing. Nose is really hop forward with some tobacco in the back. Taste is not that sweet for a barleywine with some rich toffee notes, more green hops and some oxidation. It plays well with the rest, though. A little hot still, a tad more than you would expect from a 10% beer. Medium-full body, low to medium carbonation. A pretty good sipper!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (8318) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
bottle at tom’s epic tasting 2016. pours unclear medium dark brown-red with a small light beige cap offering some retention and lacing. raisins, dates, roasted chocolate, brown sugar sweetness, spices. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - very oily; semi-sweet woodsy-spicy finish. nice black barleywine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (1413) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
2 ounces at tasting. Aroma: molasses, candied fruits, licorice, caramel, oxidated . App: dark red, small off white head leaving good lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, big licorice and raisin, sweet finish. Overall: this one didn’t age really well. I gave it a few more points considering it wasn’t drank when released. It sure didn’t age really well. Really oxidated.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (1388) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
Bouteille. Robe brune avec de minces reflets rougeâtres. Léger voile de mousse. Arômes de sucre d’orge, malt caramelisé, prune, mûres confites, touche d’anis et mélasse. En bouche, Malt caramelisé légèrement épicé, prune, sucre d’orge, vanille, baies, bois. Texture assez onctueuse et corps moyen à rond.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (5689) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle (750 ml), shared. 5+ years old. Very dark amber with a small beige head leaving little lacing. Aroma is oxidized/madeira with weird minty notes, roasted malts, raisins and mild spiciness. Taste is sweet with madeira/oxidized notes, raisins, roasted notes, alcohol and mild spiciness. Full body. Medium carbonation. Raisins finish. Oxidized but otherwise good black Barley Wine.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (5691) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle shared. Deep red brown pour with thin tan head. Aroma is very roasted, tons of Madeira, so oxidized, minty. Taste is very rough, roasted, oxidized, lots of booze. Palate is full bodied, hot alcohol, light carbonation.


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