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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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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottles of this courtesy of DLucky and akbeerfiend. Thanks a lot for the great trades gents!

From a 750ml into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: A black pour yields a three finger, medium looking, fluffy, crackly, deep tan head with good retention. Jet black body with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a thick foam cap. A ring and splotchy wisp remain until the end leaving dots of lacing down the glass. Good looking stuff.

SMELL: A big nose right off the pour. Roasted malts, smoky malts, cocoa powder and espresso notes. Lots of cocoa and smoky, roasted goodness. Bold and quite nice.

TASTE: Roasted or even burnt malts with sweet caramel through the middle. Cocoa powder, bitter chocolate and espresso on the finish with a bitter, roasted and charred malt aftertaste. Bold flavors of bitter chocolate, espresso and burnt, smoky malts linger on the palate. Pretty flavorful and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down fine with a bit of a burn at the swallow and finishes somewhat mouth-coating on the palate. A bit too much head at the swallow, but fuller body works well.

OVERALL: First had this one at my place beside a few other big stouts, such as Big Black Voodoo Daddy, Bitches Brew, and Dark Lord 2010, and this one came out on top for me. Quality stuff. A good look on this one, a bold nose, and lots of nice, bold and enjoyable stout flavors. The heat could be a little more reserved after the swallow, but that’s a minor point. This one actually outplays many of the limited release, low bottle count brews out there. A wonderful brew that I’d love to have again. Thanks again gents for throwing this one in the box. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 19:27:43 | More by Jeffo
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Poured this 750 mL brown bottle into a New Belgium globe. The body was opaque black/brown. The head was dense, tan in color, and stayed throughout the drink.

The smell was cocoa powder and damp fresh grain.

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.

The body was smooth and rich. Medium to mild carbonation.

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S - Very roasted, smokey, chocolate.

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30th Anniversary - Fritz And Ken's Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.