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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale

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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (344) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bold coffee notes with a little bit of chocolate and a funky backend that I can not put my finger on. Seems that with time the coffee notes really shine through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (5581) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at CBC Islington tap takeover, London. It pours a deep black color with a small beige head. Aroma is bold with roasted malts, cocoa powder, vanilla bean, leather and wood. Taste is quite sweet with dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, wood, roasted malts and slight alcohol kick. Overall, top notch impy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8166) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with drsordr. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee blends well with everything, medium plus body, solid drinking straight forward stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2062) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours opaque black with thick tan head. Nose light roast, milk chocolate, faint mineral, molasses. Taste slight muted but similar to nose. More bakers chocolate in flavor. Late palate mild bitter. Chocolate on the finish. Nice mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Black in colour, thin beige head, light lacing. Aroma is roasty, some burnt malts, some sweetness, dark chocolate. Flavour is of chocolate, light caramel, some hops, roasted malts. Roasty mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes sweet, roasty, long. Nice stout, good roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (1536) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 Bottle shared with the crazy bunch a: dark chocolate, roasty, caramel app: pitch black beige head t/p: full body with long bitter finish. O: excellent. Like the maltiness and nice chocolatiness. Well brewed and highly recommend

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (977) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from Tristan. Aroma: chocolate, coffee bourbon. App: dark brown, some lacing,. Taste and palate: creamy, full body, a tad bitter. Overall: really really good. Like the creamy taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1278) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
600 ml bottle poured in a regular glass. A: Beautiful black color with a big beige bubbled head which dissipates leaving many lacings around S: Described as a "Black Barleywine Ale", I would classify this as a Traditional "American Imperial Stout": It has a a quite strong smell of roasted malts and fresh hops. Grassy, stingy and earthy hops followed by an alcoholic end T: Follows the nose: A delicious bitter taste of roasted malts and fresh hops. Hops are citrus, grassy and earthy M: Medium to heavy body. A bit molasses and low carbonation D: Delicious Sierra Nevada specimen. To be appreciated [ BA Review @ 12/14/2010 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (2223) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
had at recent bottle share. you have the kind of resources SN have, and you get great stuff like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"pours a viscous jet black with l. brown head. aroma at first is too much hops, but tons of roasted malt come through, as well as some chocolate and coffee. feel is awesome. creamy & oily without being overly thick. full bodied and smooth. flavor is chocolate, roasted malt (balls), licorice, molasses, lots of bitter hops in the finish and again a hint of coffee. i canít believe iím gonna say this, but a touch less hops (just a touch) would go a long way. still, a very very good beer."

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