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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale

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RATINGS: 723   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!

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   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Black brew is completely opaque until held to a light and a bit of deep brown shows near the stem of the goblet... Dark brown head.. okay retention and lacing. Nose is simple yet very forthright in everything expected from a West Coast Impy Stout.... very roasty... some dark fruits that make me think of Bing Cherries... and a blast of dry cocoa. Flavor is surprisingly dry throughout.. roasty dark malts... some cocoa combines with espresso... more char than I normally like, but I appreciate in this setting.... very dry on the finish. Expected medium body with an abundant carbonation that seems on the high side for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (5463) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Bottle share at Cotteridge II as Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale. Many thanks to The Kernel via Scopey. Opaque black, no real head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy, liquorice, floral. Body is smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is again very hop-forward Ė floral, salty, tangy, pine, smooth coffee, roast malt and a pretty dry finish. Very nice. (3.9)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15930) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle split at Cotts Convention II, thanks to the Kernel rotter, 05/03/16. Pitch black with a moderate tan cap. Nose is chocolate biscuit, spice trail, roasted malts. Taste comprises toffee, chocolate malt, oaty notes, light spice, fruit rinds. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok impy stoot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (3762) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. Cotteridge Beano v2. Black. Tan head. Rich, vinous roast. Taste is dry and light bitter. Vinous. Rich and smooth. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (5983) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle at CWC II; black pour with a creamy dark tan head, aroma has powerful bourbon and rich dark fruits, taste has sweet dark fruits, big bourbon, ABV is present, roast malts, big beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (3830) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Cotteridge Convention II. Bottle shared thanks to Scopey, cheers Paul. Black beer. Aroma of roasted malts and some barrel notes. Taste is roasted malts, dark berries, chocolate and woody. Full bodied. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3204) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at Cotteridge 2. Pitch black colour with beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee. taste is alcohol sweet and roasted coffee. big body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9214) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle share at Ratebeer meet up, Cotteridge Wines, Cotteridge, Birmingham Saturday 5th March 2016 Pours black with a beige head. Rich and smooth beer with a bitter bonfire toffee edge, itís thick in the mouth, some boozy warmth gives a little ready brek glow. b>A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2394) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. (From old notes). Looks like a stout - nice brown head. Cocoa powder in the nose and flavour. Some maraschino cherries. Roasty finish. Full, creamy body. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
magsinva (1073) - Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle from The NC brewery - love the slow settling, like a Guinness, as it is first poured. This one has lovey sweet tobacco notes, like an old ale stout. Very nice!!

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