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

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997 Ratings
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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Ratings: 997 |  Reviews: 663
Photo of Unclejesse33
3.28/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Slightly above average stout, what more to say

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Photo of paresis
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tikk
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Prop28WasBetter
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12-31-14 into a snifter.

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Photo of Bilco
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trippnwo
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of a77cj7
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of harryhops
4.04/5  rDev -4%

Photo of Techichi
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of smi69
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of jeff1973
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bp123
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of BreweryRun
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of superspak
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 2/20/2010. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toast, dark bread, tobacco, char, smoke, licorice, raisin, plum, and roasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toast, dark bread, tobacco, char, smoke, licorice, raisin, plum, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toast, dark bread, char, smoke, licorice, raisin, plum, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of big dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, smooth, and fairly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible imperial stout at 4.5 years old. All around fantastic complexity and balance of big dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. An insanely delicious offering.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

30th Anniversary - Fritz And Ken's Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.21 out of 5 based on 997 ratings.
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