Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, California. I've been holding on to this bottle for a while and actually have another to save for another time. This beer was guest brewed by Fritz Maytag, the owner (at least he was) of the awesome Anchor Brewing Company. Fritz and Sierra Nevada's Ken Grossman brewed this in honor of Sierra Nevada's 30th Anniversary. The wine-sized bottle is beautiful, very classy presentation. I hope the beer is as nice!
Awesome head, a fluffy giant! The beer looks like motor oil. But the smell is different with chocolate and molasses, not too sweet. Rich milk chocolate flavors start things off. Period. The end. No, just joking, but they do persist throughout the entire experience. There are plenty of nuances to this beer, yet it still seems rather straightforward. Licorice and vanilla are both players here; I really adore both of those in this type of beer.
Creamy smooth lusciousness! Yes, I said it! There is a light burnt bitterness and some hoppiness that keep a relatively sweet start in check, and are very welcome. Nice warmth from the 9.2% alcohol, and that also really makes some of the other flavors stand out too. Picture vanilla and licorice twisting and turning with the alcohol! A little spice toward the end is also an interesting part of the story. This was a great beer and I'd recommend it if you get the opportunity!
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Sierra Nevada-1, Black Frame, Smoke Silver Mirror Flash Lens
Corked before; popped after! Good head!