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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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czechsaaz

Washington

4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep chocolate aroma right off and then roast malt and just a hint of earthy hops. There's some bread yeast as it warms up with fruity fermentation esters.

Deep, deep black colored and completely opaque held up to the light. Pours with a solid 2 inch layer of tan head that settles to a half inch very thick head with small bubble "wholes" around it. There are several lines of fine bubbles rising around the glass keeping that head full.

Flavor is in a word, intense. Lots and lots of roast character, almost comes off as smokey. Lots and lots of chocolate. Solid hop bitterness but no hop flavor which is right on for a big stout. There's so much yeast and malt complexity that it's hard to pick much out. I get dark caramel and molasses and dark ripe fruits and grape nuts grain and a lot else. The aftertaste is a combo of base malt sweetness and coffee flavored roast malt.

Thick and big bodied. I don't get any hot alcohol which is impressive in this big a beer. It almost coats my mouth but there's the creamy carbonation level that clears it out after.

This is one impressive big sipper. Drinkable in the sense that you want to have one everyday or on a hot afternoon, no. Drinkable in the sense that I really love it? Hell Yeah!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2010 03:47:14 | More by czechsaaz
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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.

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3.9/5  rDev -8%
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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.