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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Ken’s Ale

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RATINGS: 711   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours jet back with a tan head. Aroma of candy, molasses, brown sugar and blue cheese - I doubt the quality of this particular bottle! Flavour of molasses, blue cheese, burnt roast barley. Medium bodied and quite sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3397) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2011
750 ml bottle shared by Lubiere (merci!), served cool in a tulip glass. 05JN11.

App.: Brown-black with a decent ashen-mocha head. Aroma: Really really deep and serious, strong molasses and licorice, bitter chocolate, dark cocoa powder, espresso, alcohol, some leafy hops, a little eucalyptus, inky and smoky, big, big beer. Palate: Medium-full body, sparse, fine effervescence Flav.: Extremely big and thick, deep and dark, lots of dark chocolate (95% cacao), black coffee, hints of tangy fruit, molasses, licorice, briny, huge; dry with powerful bitterness, a good shot of alcohol and a very long, deep dark-roasted malt finish.

Massive. Too massive...?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (5210) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
Pours black...small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, spice, malt, cola. Taste is dark fruit, chocolate, coffee with a boozy bittering....peppered. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AntonioBirra (10) - - AUG 5, 2013
Sierra Nevada ha realizzato un prodotto semplicemente fantastico. Tra le migliori stout che io abbia mai provato

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3878) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2014
750ML, This was the beer that got me to join RateBeer yet at the time, I wasn’t 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. It’s not the Imperial stout I remember drinking first when I joined the site but it’s great to try this again after so many years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (12267) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
Leicht trübes dunkel orange braunes Bier mit einer mittelgroßen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, harzig, citrusfrüchte, leicht holzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, harzig, reife Früchte, leicht holzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Draft. pour was black, tan head with lacing that stayed until I finished drinking. Dark burnt chocolate with a coffee bite. The fruit hints at wanting to come threw but doesnt seem too. I also pick up hints of pepper and licorice. With a little time laid down, letting the fruits develop and the burnt chocolate/coffee to mellow and blend, it could really be good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 2, 2010
Tap. Poured a dense black with a big foamy beige head. Nose is dark chocolate,burnt malts,and coffee,but more chocolate than coffee. It’s full bodied with an almost chewy mouthful. Very little sweetness in this,almost like a bitter coffeee miilkshake with no sugar. The chocolate notes reminded me of dark baking chocolate and the coffee notes reminded me of ground coffee. Neither flavor really jumped at me and made me keep reaching for my glass. Some light fruit and hop notes. Finish is dry and bitter.

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