Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale

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RATINGS: 726   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2012 8/20/2011: Pours nearly black with a light brown head. Sweet, chocolaty malt aroma with some alcohol. The flavor has lots of dark roasted malt with chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Nice hearty mouthfeel with a long, bitter roast finish. This one lives up to what I would expect from Sierraís anniversary. Really looking forward to trying the other bottle after another year or two of aging. UPDATE 10/11/2012: So my willpower only made it just over a year before I had to try it. The flavor and aroma have mellowed and evened slightly. Itís a deliciously balanced flavor. The extra year definitely improved it, so if you also have one aging, try to hold off a little longer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (1245) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2017
2010 bottle. Pours a black color with a small white head. Aromas of booze, roasted malt, dark fruits. Full bodied, incredibly smooth, aged perfectly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gephross100 (904) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Pours pitch black with no head. Chocolate vanilla wet cardboard. Hot finish. Light mouthfeel. Oxidized.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnokk (521) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2016
2010 drinken in 2016. APPEARANCE- extremely black slight head and lacing is minimal. NOSE- deep rich notes, highlighting fig notes. slightly boozy. FLAVOR- slightly bitter. Suprising considering the way it looks and smells. I was encouraged to open it but it seems like it was opened a little too late in its aging life, or perhaps a little too early to really change in character. Iím really intrigued by it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (1721) - 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 (7811) - 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 (18919) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 (5055) - 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 (7605) - Birmingham, 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 (4435) - 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 (4733) - 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.

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