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

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30th Anniversary - Fritz And Ken's Ale30th Anniversary - Fritz And Ken's Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bigbelcher on 03-13-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
997
Reviews:
663
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
187
For Trade:
7
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: I poured this dense viscous black beer into my Spiegelau tulip; it is opaque with a capped nicely at the top with a thick chunky head that came back strong and dense with the swirl of a glass. It left large thick legged lacing on the glass all the way down.

Smell: Big roast up front - malts and fresh ground coffee - with a health dose of hops shining through.

Taste: As full flavored as can be; roast bomb on the front with dark chocolate and coffee beans, followed by a surprising amount of hops - although it is indicative to the Sierra Nevada style. The finish starts off with drying bakers chocolate, and progresses to a black coffee ending.

Mouthfeel: Thick, creamy, and viscous. A nice level of carbonation keeps the aroma pouring out of the beer and lively on the palate.

Drinkability: For an imperial stout - HUGE. This bottle was very easy to champion and would have followed it up with another.

Notes: This is 1 of 4 specialty beers brewed for the 30th Anniversary of Sierra Nevada. I enjoyed this on the exact 30th anniversary of their first batch of beer brewed - 11/15/2010. It was perfect; in every way. Sierra Nevada's love for hoppy beers comes through in well balanced offerings time and time again. I was just as impressed with their Tumbler Ale - a perfect dose of hops to a brown ale without being an Indian Brown Ale. I would not change one facet of this beer, and if there was only one stout I could drink for the rest of time, it would be this. I need to go get another bottle - or 3.

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