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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale

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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
First of series. Fritz Maytag, owner of San Franciscoís Anchor Brewing Company, is regarded as the founding father of the craft brewing movement. Frtiz agreed to guest brew this very special ale with us in honor of our 30th anniversary. As a nod to the dark ales and stouts that seduced both Fritz and Ken in the early years, we bring you this pioneering stout, a rich and roasted ale, perfect for aging, and worthy of your finest snifter. Enjoy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2014
750ML, This was the beer that got me to join RateBeer yet at the time, I wasnít rating beer yet. So, I drank this at a bar and never rated it. Finally doing that as my 1,999th review on RateBeer. YESH YESH YESH.

A - Almost pitch black, minor head.

S - Nose is a roasted chocolate bomb. bit of coffee at the back

T - Oh yeah, still tasting great. Bright english hop bitterness, caramel and butterscotch candies with a load of chocolate, charcoal and roasted ash

M - Nice mouthfeel, oily, thick

O - Really great. Itís not the Imperial stout I remember drinking first when I joined the site but itís great to try this again after so many years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5916) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle pour. Cheers to Paulo! Deep brown with a tight tan head. Strong roasted malts, baked bread. Cocoa, rocky road fudge. Nice bitter/sweet balance. Chocolate syrup, burnt brown sugar. Toasty, spicy hop bitterness. Dry ashy finish. Nicely full mouthfeel. Rich and oily. Moderate carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9770) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle shared at craft Islington. It pours near black with a medium tan head. The nose is soft, roasty, liquorice, candied citrus peel, charred wood and violet. The taste is soft, roasty, liquorice, earth, charred wood, unami, decent bitterness, floral notes, spice and citrus peel with a dry, rich roast finish. Medium-full body and soft carbonation. Well rounded, balanced and very drinkable. Nice work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattiasA (862) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
Backlog. Brown sugar, coffee, caramel and chocolate with some spices and smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Inky black in color with good amount of light brown head and a thick collar. Aroma is very roasty, some dark sugar, some black currant, great earthiness. Thick body, silty mouthfeel and low carbonation. Taste is charred, deep earth, great use of roasted malt like all SN stouts, some coffee and mahogany-like wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
75cl, recently retired American collab. brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/spicy and slightly fruity/alcoholic, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3159) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
This one is very nice. Pours tar black with aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and smoke. Velvety body with roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, smoke, and hint of raisin flavor. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JAN 19, 2014
Finally an anniversary beer that is worth the celebration. Brown to black, slight off white head. The usual IS notes in the aroma, velvety smooth, no alcohol burn, some toffee and vanilla in the finish, yum

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
USA_MasterHop (17) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
This one poured a brown with an intrinsic chocolate flavout, dark roast, earthy smoke. smoked roast with burnt character that works!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottled early 2010 A: beautiful dark brown ale with two fingers dark mocha foam which slowly dissipated to a sheet of the same and cobweb lace. S: sweet dark, molasses and raisin. Nice hint of cocoa, and toasted brittle. T: dry and almost bitter with soily overtones and some dry cocoa. M: heavy with moderate carb and long finish. O: great stuff. Wish I had more. Serving type: bottle 11-22-2011

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