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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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Reviews by cjoc83:
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cjoc83

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Found this at a bar a few weeks ago for $13. Drank last night and reviewed from notes.

A - Pours a viscous, motor oil-like pitch black with an initial 3 finger mocha colored head that recedes fairly quickly and leaves a good amount of lace for a 9.5% stout.

S - A huge roasty character jumps out at me first, but underneath lies semi-sweet chocolate, brown sugar, a kind of earthy pumpernickel bread, and surprisingly some slight solvent alcohol. Wouldn't have expected any booze after 3 years, but its slight and doesn't detract from the beer.

T - Again, big roasted malts and bitter bakers chocolate up front, followed by a melange of flavored middle of the mouth; molasses, brown sugar, slight char, milk chocolate sweetness. Really balanced, no one flavor steals the show, they all come together quite nicely. Age has done this beer good. Finishes with a mix of bitter roast and a chocolate syrup sweetness. Slight warming alcohol in the back of the throat. Very nice.

M - Quite thick and chewy with a fittingly low amount of carbonation. Coats the mouth with flavors.

O - This was a very good brew when it was originally released, and while I don't think the age has quite pushed it into greatness, it's close. Yeah, there are better stouts out there, but this was a thoroughly enjoyable sipper. The balance of flavors in particular was pretty impressive.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 19:13:30 | More by cjoc83
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Cresant

Kentucky

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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mverity

Florida

3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Inky black in color with good amount of light brown head and a thick collar. Aroma is very roasty, some dark sugar, some black currant, great earthiness. Thick body, silty mouthfeel and low carbonation. Taste is charred, deep earth, great use of roasted malt like all SN stouts, some coffee and mahogany-like wood.

Serving type: bottle

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Kentucky

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Washington

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 12.2.13

A - Pours a brown-motor oil black with a fine dark tan head that just sits there.

S - Very roasted, smokey, chocolate.

T - Chocolate fudge, roasted malt, very nice.

D - Lower, but enough carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Fudge and roasted, so nice and warming. This has held up nicely.

Serving type: bottle

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