Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Dope:
4.38/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a very dark brown with some red highlights. Mid-sized and dense medium brown head. Head fades out fast but decent retention at least. Zero signs of lacing.
S: Wonderfully rich aroma. Sweet milk chocolate and toasted malt stand out with quite a bit of barrel presence that overshadows everything. Caramel, toasted sugar and marshmallow from the barrels. Oaky vanilla and a touch of dark fruits. Big sweet scents.
T: More barrels up front. Super sweet caramel and toasted sugars. Sticky fudge. Lots of toasted malt lending a sort of toasted bread flavor along with some more caramel and brown sugar. Thick, dense bready flavors give it a real barleywine feel. A little bit more fudge floats around in the aftertaste. Chocolate stands out more and more once the beer fully warms.
M: Heavy, heavy, heavy. Super sticky and sweet.
O: Hmph. Quite tasty but not as complex as previous years. This one tastes a lot like a nice big barrel-aged barleywine. Or maybe a big barrel aged brown ale. Or a blend of the two I guess. Very tasty, very complex, very bold and with a huge, sweet and sticky body to match.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2013 03:53:53 | More by Dope
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4.31/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dark brown almost black, sediment in the bottom, nearly no head, and almost no lacing. Big ok, vanilla, chocolate, smoke and slightly alcohol soaked nose. Taste follows with big oak, vanilla, coconut, powdered chocolate, and an earthy smoky presence. Medium body with light carbonation and a semi dry finish. Overall an interesting beer. Big alcohol, nicely blended flavor a, and barrel complexities make this an interesting brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 05:08:32 | More by HopBomb515
Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 902 ratings.