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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale

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RATINGS: 725   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LighthouseBeer (10) - Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Pours dark with a lively tan head that expands slowly. Bready malt with light hop presence. Chocolate is very present, alcohol is noticeable but not overwhelming. Underscores of leather and wood with a light spice finish. Nothing too exotic but a very enjoyable stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle opens with a big pop. Black pour with a gigantic rocky tan head. Cocoa and strong coffee aroma but not much else. A little dull. Thereís some chalkyness and a vegetal note that comes out after the head fades. Lots of chocolate and black coffee in the flavor with a sharp, astringent hop finish. Some notes of dark fruit after a few more sips. The body is creamy but a bit thin for the style. Lots of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4688) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Runny, blackish liquid. Huge, dense barley bubble, tan head. The head on this thing sticks around for 10 minutes. Awesome! Light ccoa and roasted malt with milk. Silky head and texture. Stout, rich malt flavor with cocoa, barley, sugar, alcohol, and caramel. Itíll clear your nose if nothiní else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--SIERRA XXX 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale--Stout--A Collaboration of Pioneering Brewers #1--2010 25.4 oz. Bottle. 9.20% ABV--65 IBUís.? (4.0 / 5.0) Stout--Imperial--Semi-thick pour. Thin lacy espresso head. Clear dark black opaque red edged color. Smoky roasted burnt hop mild coffee cocoa front. Chalky burnt dry sweet crusty roasted coffee fruit hint rich Stout body. Dry hop spice EtOH hint Sharp end. Needs Aging to Develop Smoothness. Sampled One 3/21/2010. 2 @ $10.79 Each.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Very nice caged and corked bottle pours a very nice deep black in my snifter. Impressive full tan head. Coarse and blocky, even after a rather delicate pour. Roasted aroma and a nice roasted slightly charcoal flavor. Very little of the coffee or chocolate notes in other examples of the style. Straight forward and simple but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2010
First off, this was too damned expensive at $15 a 750. Second, it wasnít half-bad. Dark black with a serious roast-like smell, whew, roast coffee beans ground up. The taste was a little burned but also had a hint of hops, not bad at all. This beer was grossly overpriced and Iím not sure Iíll be buying any more of their 750ís despite the fact that I am a big fan of Sierra Nevada. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-02-2010 01:51:50

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2010
On draught at Winking Lizard, served in a snifter. Pours black with a medium frothy light brown head that diminishes steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked malt and roasted coffee. Medium, creamy body with flavors of roasted malt, vanilla, more smoke and coffee. The finish is chocolate malt with a mildly bitter coffee aftertaste. Decent Imperial Stout overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle from Crown Downtown. Pours deep black with slight brown edge and creamy tan head. Nose is roasted malt and slightly smokey. Flavor is super smooth, creamy roasted/choc/dark malt with a commanding smoke finish that makes me feel like Iím siting fire-side on a camping trip. Finish has a slight peat/leather feel as well. Despite the smoke, the creaminess throughout is what makes this one special. On the darker/bitter side. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2010
Bottle (first impy Iíve seen with a cork). Pours black with a huge, foamy, late rising tan head that lasts. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, cocoa, light coffee notes. Flavor of roasted, smoked malt, light coffee. A little bland in the flavor, especially as I continue to drink. A pretty good impy, but nowhere near great in my book. 7/4/7/4/14 [3.6/5]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2010
BottleÖ Pours black and cola-like with a large, fluffy, well-tanned head that diminishes to a permanent, mid-sized, creamy, beige cap. Rich, leathery, dark chocolate aroma lends whispers of cafť con leche and vanilla. Full-bodied with a very creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor is charred and singed and medium to heavily bitter Ė charcoal, tobacco, unsweetened cocoa and Cuban espresso. The finish is burnt, bitter and just a tad chocolaty.

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