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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Firestone 17 - Anniversary AleFirestone 17 - Anniversary Ale

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Ratings: 640
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.62%


Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  13.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
30% Bravo Barrel-Aged Imperial Brown Ale
25% Stickee Monkey Barrel-Aged English Barley Wine
15% Velvet Merkin Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout
15% Parabola Barrel-Aged Imperial Russian Oatmeal Stout
8% Double Double Barrel Ale
4% Helldorado Barrel-Aged Blonde Barley Wine
3% Wookey Jack Black Rye India Pale Ale

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 10-30-2013)
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Rizalini

Nevada

4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Well it's that time of year again! Poured from a bomber, into my Deschutes tulip glass...

A - Pours darker than cola brown, but not completely black. A thin, 1/2 finger of tan head disipates rather quickly, leaving a few spots of lacing. This being the 3rd Firestone Ann brew I've had, it falls in suit with the previous years.

S - Surprisingly not over powered with bourbon, but a beautiful blend of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, rum soaked raisins and some spice.

T/M - Wow, upon the first sip really, I can tell right away that this one really evolves! Dark bittersweet chcoclate, evolves into a mellow vanilla that then bites your taste buds with a slight hop bitterness. Then comes the wave of oakey, bourboney goodness. Oh, the oaked bourbon aftertaste hangs around after the sip, and is sooo good. Medium/heavy syrupy mouthfeel.

O - Another amazing anniversary ale! It's complex, deep, and just overall really good. It is kinda hot right now, but it is 13.3%. Drinks like a good BA barleywine. Glad I got a few of these, cause I can only imagine what a little bit of time is gonna do for this one. If you can get it, try it. If you can't, trade for it. Def worth seeking! I'm gonna stop typing, and get to enjoying. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 03:45:27 | More by Rizalini
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

bomber into a snifter

dark amber color, nice head...though small. smell of roast, lots of chocolate, and a great amount of barrel. taste of vanilla, bourbon, barrel, lot of things going on. exceptionnally smooth. damn tasty. stout and barley wine mix...great! full bodied, mild carbonation.

overall terrific ..wow

Serving type: bottle

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Indiana

4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.
A - Pours a dark brown with a single finger of tan head. The head dissipates quickly leaving a fine lacing that lasts. Tipping the glass leaves a long lasting coating with legs.
S - Very malty, with bourbon, chocolate, booze and a slight amount of hops on the finish.
T - Sweet and malty with bourbon, vanilla and a slight amount of marshmallow.
M - Thick. Coats the mouth well with almost no carbonation. Enough alcohol to numb the tongue a little.
O - Outstanding. A very nice blend of ales by an outstanding brewery. Highly recommended.

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T- Dark fruits, some cherries, bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, some roasted coffee, some chocolate, taste a lot like a barelywine. 4.75

M- Smooth, full body. 4.25

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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 640 ratings.