Got to celebrate my birthday with my lovely wife, Tina, my brother and dad over at Nob Hill Bar & Grill and I heard through the grape vine that they had the Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Stout on tap. This seemed like an appropriate beer to celebrate both a birthday and an anniversary.
Appearance - A frothy, creamy tan head; a thick blackness with quick lacing. 4.0/5.0
Smell - The aroma was lighter than I expected with the malt dominating, followed up by some coffee. 3.0/5.0
Taste - Lots of malt and alcoholic coffee flavor. Oaky, with some acidic tart cherry at the front end, then blends into a molasses flavor. Highly enjoyable. 4.5/5.0
Feel - Coffee dominates the end, but the flavors are well blended and are subtle as they dissipate. 4.0/5.0
Drinkability - A very tasty, great representation of a stout. A great offering from Sierra Nevada and I would regularly get this, if it wasn't a special deal. 4.0/5.0
You can pick this up at Quarters and Jubliation - about $10 for a fancy looking bomber.