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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,067
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 171
Gots: 415 | FT: 69
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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3/5  rDev -33%

jrallen34, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Dark leathery brown with a flat appearance. The khaki head is brief and leaves no trace behind.

Typical (in a good way) FW barrel smells. Toffee, toasted coconut, butterscotch. There's even a little piney hop whiff.

Layers of flavors that include the aromas listed. Add some wood, pecan, and tobacco spice.

Low carbonation, but that lends to the soft and smooth body. Definitely boozy and a little sticky.

Another winner from FW.

Vonerichs, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of cbutova
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Prefacing this with the fact that I had Stickee Monkee just six days ago. Opened the bottle last night and full notes taken at the time.

A- Split several ways for a tasting and pours with a dark brown body. The head forms to about two fingers with a very light tan hue. Head retention is pretty good as it falls to a foamy ring. Just a few spots of lacing.

S- The Stickee Monkey portion comes out huge with deep brown sugar and some Quad sweetness. Mellowed oak Bourbon barrels come in fairly big as well. Belgian yeast spice, caramel, slight roast, red fruits and vanilla.

T- Complexity is big as it has been with almost all of the FW Anni. brews I had (XIV had a TON of Parabola). Brown sugar, vanilla oak sweetness, bourbon, Belgian yeast spice, spiced raisin red fruits and a slight hop feel. Hints of roast, toasted nuts, figs, slight alcohol and peppery whiskey.

MF- Thick but not RIS thick body with a moderately high carbonation. Pretty much feels like the other Anni. brews completely. Texture is creamy and frothy with a heavy alcohol warming in the end.

Feels like a Quad mixed with a great Brown ale with a decent dose of Bourbon and vanilla oak. The complexity of these brews are astounding. I could probably list a ton more flavors but those are the main ones.

cbutova, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of FosterJM
4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1774th Review on BA
Bottle to Firestone Walker Snifter
22oz

App- When out of the bottle, this had all the indicators that it was a stout. Color was missing and it was a dark brown, black mix of color. A little red sprinkled in for good measure as well. The light tan foam cap was only about 1/2" and faded quickly. A nice bit of stick to it.

Smell- You can always tell a FW BA beer IMO. The character of all the beers comes wafting up at you and you get hit in the nose and you tend to stick around a bit and try to decipher all the aromas coming up. This had hints of oak, bourbon, vanilla, spice and a booze. A bit stringy vs smooth for me.

Taste- I had heard the rumblings that this wasnt as good as the other vintages because of the new blends and the direction FW took this one. I say pish posh. This was a tasty beer. Sadly I wish that price point was a bit lower to get a few more. The opening was a bit more brown ale than I was expecting even after reading the blend list. It was smooth and flavorful. Melded well with all the ingredients.

Mouth- A solid medium body BA ale that even for me bordered on being a stout. A big feel behind it with a solid carbonation level. Smooth and velvety. The residual flavors were a blend of the beer and left you wanting another sip.

Drink- I will say that it was good. It was a solid beer and that FW always does a good job. It wasnt the best of the Anny series I have had, but thats only because I like stouts better than strong ale blends. Wonder how this one will age.

FosterJM, Mar 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Nose: delicious. Not your typical bourbon barrel aged stout, it has enough different notes to stand out. Marzipan, currants, and vanilla
Taste and mouthfeel: enough carbo to feel like a beer and not a sipping whiskey. Just the right amount of booziness. Coats the mouth, has long delicious finish.

Overall: worth seeking out. Coming from a hophead, this is a great beer

Phenom, Aug 14, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours into an oversized wine glass a deep chesnut brown with a thinner lighter beige head atop.Aromas are on the lighter side wich was surprise but still pleasant,cocoa and some "meatiness" along with some alcohol sweetness,and dark fruit.Wow the complexity on the palate is just awesome,cocoa powder and buttery rum make for a rich taste and the feel goes hand in hand,it's sticky in a very good way,there is a noticable toasted pecan-like flavor as it warms as well.I admit at first I was dissapointed but once the first sip hit me I was hooked,just a great beer.

oberon, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

DanGeo, Aug 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

tectactoe, Jan 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

beergod82, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

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BillKuhnel, May 01, 2014
Photo of aquazr1
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

A - Pour a dark brown with little to no head. Not much lacing on the glass.

S - The smell is amazing. It hits you before you get near the glass, lots of vanilla and whiskey. I get whiffs of the alcohol also.

T - The aromas are backed up by the taste, oak and vanilla, reminds me of a great bourbon.

M - A light bodied beer, maybe a bit too thinner than I thought it would be.

A really well balanced blend of flavors. I love the influence the whiskey barrels have on this beer.

aquazr1, Nov 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.