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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 953
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 153
Gots: 394 | FT: 68
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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arizcards

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4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a boxed bomber from BevMo on 11-22-13 for $23.99.

Beer poured dark brown with a nice off white head on the initial pour.

Nose is wonderful, oak, vanilla, light bourbon, some chocolate, hints of citrus.

Taste...perfect again this year. What is striking is that you do not get the in your face bourbon alcohol blast. What you get is a glassful of soft blended flavors that artfully come together. Cocoa, vanilla, light bourbon, cinnamon, and mocha are all there. It is sweet but in a complementary way as there is enough hopping in the blended brews.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall i have to say the craftsmen at Firestone Walker have topped themselves again. If you are looking for a bourbon bomb you are not going to get it. What you are getting is a gently barreled masterfully crafted beer that is blended to perfection.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 23:54:51 | More by arizcards
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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 953 ratings.