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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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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 6/30/10

Pours a smooth dark brown; looks fairly viscous. Settles black, allowing no light penetration. The head was slow to rise initially but quickly rose to a billowy three fingers of light brown foam. Over time the head has become porous in several places but is slow in receding. Retention does get thin but swirling revives a thin layer. Minimal lacing at the end.

Despite a remaining one finger of foam the aroma cuts through nicely. My first impression is that it smells too fresh. Seems like it could use some chill time. Lots of sweet smelling roasted malts: chocolate, molasses & a hint or two of caramel & brown sugar. Burnt overtones with a nicely mild tobacco note. The plus side to the freshness is that it has a decent bit of hop presence.

The taste is a mite on the fresh side, too but it is quite tasty regardless. The nose had me thinking that this would be too sweet for my tastes; not at all the case. Sure, a good bit of semi-sweet chocolate & roasted sugary malts (molasses, brown sugar) but mid-swallow it is enveloped by a swath of hoppy bitterness. Undercurrents of raisins. Leading into the finish, the beer begins to exhibit prominent burnt characteristics. This is a plus in my book, as I'm a big fan of toasted & burnt stouts.

Full bodied with reasonable viscosity. Grittiness is apparent; very nice. Carbonation is right around average for the style; it supplies a modest kick & does a good job bolstering the weight of the beer. The finish is fairly dry & actually seems kind of ashy, but I dig it. Alcohol is noticeable but isn't cloying. Burnt notes & roasted malts cling to the finish.

Overall this is an impressive beer; given the potency, it's easy to drink. While I'm a big fan of the roasted/burnt characteristics, I maintain this would do well with some age on it. Nevertheless, it's good now.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 22:02:35 | More by Ryan011235
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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.

T - Chocolate fudge, roasted malt, very nice.

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