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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,190 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,190
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 181
Gots: 428 | FT: 67
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:
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

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 10-30-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

# 250. Thank you very much for this, Jason!

Pours a small beige head, which soon begins to fade, leaving back a very thin lacing. The color of the brew is dark mahogany, almost black, but held against a light, it reveals inserted red spots .

Has enjoyable aromas of milk chocolate with lots of barrel character to it, with gentle bourbon notes being the most detectable. Alcohol burn is recognizable, but get easily balanced by a fiery spiciness and wooden malts, still leaving a gentle sting to the Bourbon. The nose implies sweet toffee, as well as hints of rum and coffe beans, which are almost hidden beneath the stronger aromas.

First impression of the taste gets mirrored by the aromas. Creamy, smooth milk chocolate blends into wooden, earthy malts, which convoke the most enjoyable bourbon flavors among a peppery spiciness. A short glance of slick acridity invites the tastebuds to the next stage, defined by an immense coffee bitterness. This bitterness gets enhanced by a sharp alcoholic bite, while a pronounced, earthy, oaken maltiness helps to maintain the balance of the beer. Barrel character appears to be very contradictionary, while the Bourbon gets accompanied by mousse-au-chocolate and burned coconut, Rum comes along with bitter coffee and charred malts - both working together very well. Full bodied, with a very smooth mouthfeel.

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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,190 ratings.