Beergeek23322 (2283) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
April 2010. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Robust stout with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee aromas. Rich and thick with a bitter finish.
AntonioBirra (10) - - AUG 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sierra Nevada ha realizzato un prodotto semplicemente fantastico. Tra le migliori stout che io abbia mai provato
shigadeyo (3013) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/??/2011: Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale (Stout)... Aroma: Semi-sweet chocolate, cocoa powder, charred malt, vanilla bean, creamed mocha coffee. Appearance: Huge pop from the cork with lots of vapor rolling out; looks awesome... Dark cola brown color with a 3-finger, dense brown-colored head gathering on the surface during a beautiful reverse cascade; the head is so dense that it doesnít go anywhere and coulf probably support several coins; super fine, sparkling carbonation bubbles. Flavor: Really nice blend of chocolates, caramelized malts, roast and char with a touch of smoke, medium-roast coffee with vanilla creme; there is definitely a silky smoooth, slightly bitter, and very flavorful citrusy-resin-grassy hoppiness that runs throughout the beer (comes out more and more as the beer warms); really good balance between the chocolate syrup sweetness, the roasty malt and coffee notes, and the hoppy bitterness; milk chocolate and alcohol through the finish. Palate: Full-bodied, super thick, smooth, and mellow; great CREAMY texture! Overall: Moderate complexity and depth; well-balanced; quite pleasing and far to easy to drink, but somehow lacks uniqueness.
1 pt. .9 fl. oz. corked and caged bottle (Alc 9.2% by Vol) from Noonanís in Hamilton, Ohio. Rating #670 for this beer.
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
C&C 750 from Wine Warehouse. The cork bounced halfway across the room. Pours a near pitch black color with a large tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roast, chocolate, stone fruits, some oxidation notes. The taste is dark roast, raisin, chocolate, herbal hops and again some oxidation notes. Medium-full bodied, slight lingering bitterness. Solid.
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Once poured, there was a huge development of frothy foam which took several minutes to retreat, and the liquid was a dark black color. In the nose, I find a rich and robust aroma of roasted malt, coffee bean and chocolate milk or hot cocoa. The flavor is bitter and heavily influenced with a roasted black malt that are rich with coffee and a touch of molasses syrup. This leaves behind a dry and almost sour lactic aftertaste with a reminder of a strong coffee.
jkwalking05 (3779) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Black in color with a large tan head. Aroma is of leather, smoke and roasted malts. Taste is of coffee, leather and light smoke.
SSBSS (13) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh my Mandela! Amazing Lacing and appearance. Alcohol isnít overpowering and weíll balanced with roastiness
Nik925 (751) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not sure which is more important about this beer - 30 years of SN or that it was one of Fritzís last brews. 9% abv is there, but it more of an incredible dry stout than a imperial. The 2+ years I let this hang out was def. a good call as it has mellowed to excellence. It is very hard to find the abv behind all the great flavors. Normal suspects are in the lineup for flavors, but they are brilliantly balanced. Very pleased and a great reminder of the great brews SN has brought us for 30 years and the brilliance of Maytag. Cheers to Ken and Fritz!
Patrickctenchi (3714) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black...small tan head.
Aroma is chocolate, spice, malt, cola.
Taste is dark fruit, chocolate, coffee with a boozy bittering....peppered.
shrubber85 (7644) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chocolate/molasses malt and orange aroma with a hint of cinnamon. Black with moderate tan head. Sweet chocolate syrup and coffee malt flavor. Smooth.