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30th Anniversary - Fritz And Ken's Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

944 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 944
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 61
Gots: 177 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bigbelcher on 03-13-2010)
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DirtybeerguyRI

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Pitch-dark pour with a big, cocoa-shaded foamy head. Nice lacing as the head dies down.

SMELL: Combines a very aromatic nuttiness with charred wood. You'll also pick strong tones of malt and yeast.

MOUTHFEEL: The carbonation provides a fair amount of sizzle on the tongue. Overall, it's a medium-bodied brew that wasn't as creamy as I expected. It's nice to have a stout with a bite to it. It's got a dry, clean finish.

TASTE: This beer manages to be smokey and sweet at the same time, though most of the sweet tones are on the finish. I really enjoyed the roasty earthiness on the start. If you let it warm on the tongue, it brings out the almond nuttiness. It's a very bold, semi-complex beer.

DRINKABILITY: I could drink a snifter (or two...) of this quite easily, but then I'd probably want to switch to something a little less aggressive. I strongly suspect that Sierra Nevada never intended this to be a session beer.

VERDICT: I've had this beer a few times. I keep going back to it because it's such a fun, warm beer. That said, it's not a beer I can drink all night, which isn't a criticism. This beer falls into that "too much of a good thing" category. I think it would go great with deserts of the dark chocolate, semi-sweet variety. It would be interesting to see how this beer would taste after aging for a year or so.

Cheers,
John Harvey
Dirtybeerguy.com

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 14:38:26 | More by DirtybeerguyRI
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The taste was of overripe stone fruit. A nice char met the mild alcohol. Deeply fruity with hints of metal. Creamy coffee and cocoa. Bright rich grains shine through. The char bitterness lasted a long time in the finish. However, there was a sweet residue on my lips after each sip.

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30th Anniversary - Fritz And Ken's Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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