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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 960
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 154
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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vic21234

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4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz boxed bomber poured into a snifter. This will be the third installment I've tried of FW Anniversary Ales, starting with 15 and 16.

A- Pours brown/ borderline dark red with some light emerging through the top sides of the glass. A small amount of khaki colored head fades to the side of the glass. Lots of lacing on the glass as well.

S- Sweet caramel, toffee, bourbon, and oak. It smells boozy, actually burnt my nose taking in a big whiff.

T- Very nice beer. I get an oaky vanilla up front at first sip. Additional tastes bring about caramel and dark fruits, along with the warming from the bourbon with each sip. Very complex and tasty.

M- Medium bodied, flavorful, boozy like any FW barrel aged offering.

I enjoyed this beer fresh much more so than 16 last year. It drinks hot like all Firestone BA offerings I've had, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 01:09:57 | More by vic21234
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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 960 ratings.