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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale

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RATINGS: 706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9264) - 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.

3.6
   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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattiasA (862) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
Backlog. Brown sugar, coffee, caramel and chocolate with some spices and smoke.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2963) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2014
750ML, This was the beer that got me to join RateBeer yet at the time, I wasnít 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. Itís not the Imperial stout I remember drinking first when I joined the site but itís great to try this again after so many years.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2010
99th rating of this brew. Tap at birch and barley. Black pour with a light brown head. Nose is quite roasty and rich. Taste is sweet, malty and a bit of a coffee vibe pretty decent low alc impy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1966) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Pour is a brown black with a very tight bubbly head and strong lacing. I did not get any exsplosive scents coco or coffee but maybe some roasted malt and soil. Taste is soy spice some nuts and maybe a little vanilla or malases. Palate is very fizzy medium chaulky feel and slightly hot swallow. I was obviously built up for this one and did not get what I was thinking, or what I read. My bad!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
funkleshite (17) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Bottle from bevmo. One in the fridge, one in the cellar. Pours pretty darn dark with a darker than tan head. Raspberry and chocolate on the nose. Chocolate, leather, dry fruit, very creamy but a dry hoppy finish for being a fairly rich stout.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   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. Itís 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3383) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
Bottle purchased from Nugget in Woodland. Aroma is sweet and roasted with a mustiness and a metallic presence as well. Fair to decent. Beautiful pitch black body with a very impressive, strong, rocky tan head that leaves great lacing. Between this and the pop of the cork, and the presentation is easily a 5. Flavor is lightly sweet and chocolatey in the start, before it becomes a bit astringent in the middle. Some strong roasted, and partially burnt malt flavors follow through the finish, creating a relatively dry finish with some metallic, spicy, burnt bitterness late. A nice imperial stout, but nothing too exciting.


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