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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Ken’s Ale

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RATINGS: 692   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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First of series. Fritz Maytag, owner of San Francisco’s 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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010

Bottle 75cl. @ chrisos Back In The UK Tasting.

Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, oak and smoke notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, tobacco, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcohol. [20100522]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31110) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle, blind #9. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt and breadish. Fruity, dark chocolate and liqourice. Dark roasted and mild ashtrayish finish. Lingering dark malty. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Slight hoppy too.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29230) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, bourbon, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt, dextrose, wood, and bourbon, leading to a dry and roasted finish, where the dextrose note lingers. The alcohol leaves a light burn.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Pours a pitch black with a creamy light brown head. Hard roasted malts and prunes in the nose - a whiff of smoke as well. Solid body, hard roasted malt and lots of dark chocolate and sweet licorice. Hardly any malt bitterness but a little alcohol heat. A very straight and well crafted Imperial Stout. 210810

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle #9 at Papsøs blindtasting. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate, grass and hops. Roasted flavour of caramel, dried fruits, dark chocolate, hops and grass with notes of alcohol. Dry roasted and hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20302) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2010
Bottled@SBWF2010. Quite much pitch black colour, small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, some slight liuorice, alcohol and vanillaish notes. Flavour is liquorice, some slight alcohol, mild notes of roasted malts, some vanilla and mild dark dry fruityness.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (19336) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2010
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Very black, small brownish head. Molassess and ash, syrup, tin and ink. Thick and syrupy, yet with a dry ashyness. Asphalt and more syrup in the finish. Raw and rough with some appleyness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16598) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2010
22nd May 2010. ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting! Opaque black stout, frothy tan head. Fresh tasting beer! Fresh dark malt - a little nutty. Creamy fresh malt with a touch of coffee. A little hop in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 bottle at Chris-O ... deep black... thin lacing ... soft toffee roast malt nose ... bitter front ... chocolate ... coffee roast ... bitter chocoale linger ... hop showing through 3.5

bottle at home .. little bitter chocolate ... maybe a little too bitter ... but nice ... 3.6 bottle at home 190811 ... dark black ... light hop roast malt nose ... dark roast ... soft malts ... light chocolate ... solid roast ... light chocolate... nice 3.7


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