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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,277
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.61%
Wants: 188
Gots: 462 | FT: 66
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:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 10-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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
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Ratings: 1,277 | Reviews: 101
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter.

A: Pours deep brown to almost black with two finger light tan head that settles quickly to a thin ring. Some light lacing.

S: Bourbon, raisins, coconut, vanilla, and dark chocolate.

T: Sweet bourbon, dark fruits, coconut, vanilla, and chocolate. Lots of complexity going on here, but almost crushable for a big ABV beer.

M: Medium body and a touch thin but not unexpected for a barrel aged beer.

O: Wonderful beer. Lots of amazing flavor and aroma. Wish I had another bottle to age some more.

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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

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4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Simmzy’s Long Beach and poured into a snifter. Translucent dark brown body with a thin tan head that hangs around as a thin ring. No lacing. Aroma is barrel-forward: charred oak, coconut, vanilla, bourbon. There are also dark fruits, brown sugar, and caramel notes plus a touch of leafy hops. Taste is complex and inviting: sweet caramel and brown sugar sweetness up front with woody and leafy bitterness on the back of the palate. Some boozy hotness and dark fruits on the swallow. An ample medium body, slick and viscous texture, low carbonation, sweet finish with some heat.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.95/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into snifter.

A: pours a sticky dark caramel brown with ruby highlights. Head is dark tan, creamy, and short lived, but a nice thick film and collar lasted most of the beer through.
S: mild booziness up front with rich notes of bourbon barrel and spicy oak. Brown sugar, rich fudge, leather, and hop resin follow. Both stout and barleywine components are easily noticeable. Mild hints of sweet caramel poke through as well.
T: rich bourbon up front, still a bit boozy and warming. Sticky and bitter hop resin, brown sugar, sweet caramel, and earthy oak. Tobacco and toffee fill the finish, with chocolate, leather, and bitter hops lingering in the aftertaste. Booze and spice linger throughout.
M: spritzy tingly carbonation. Not frothy, just not as creamy or smooth as I was expecting.
O: maybe needs a bit more age but I thought this wasn't as great as previous years. Surprisingly still boozy and rough around the edges. Definitely tastes like a stout-barleywine blend. Good, but not the best of the bunch.

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4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,277 ratings.