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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,017 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,017
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 163
Gots: 414 | 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:
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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T_Hass

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-19-2014 01:24:18 | More by T_Hass
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Petcha

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

01-18-2014 23:58:55 | More by Petcha
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JoeBloe

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Into a Spiegelau snifter - I dig the presentation of the bottle in the box with the 'pedigree" paper dated 10-1-13 - Looks like the real deal as it fills the glass with it's richness and puts up a 1/2 finger head - head quickly dissipates into a thin ring, spotty lacing drifts down the sides of the glass - I can smell all the good stuff described in previous reviews - Taste is very complex with all the dried fruits, caramels and toffees, and all the roasty goodness of the gods - the barrel aging flavor is superb - just right -
mouthfeel is slick and thick, but not too much of either - carbonation feels just right as well - an incredible blend - FW has achieved it's goal once again - blending the various beers to 'create a synergistic whole that is greater than the sum of it's parts' - fantastic stuff !

01-18-2014 18:35:25 | More by JoeBloe
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-18-2014 07:30:10 | More by zestar
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twelveinches

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-18-2014 06:51:47 | More by twelveinches
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DanSmith17

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-18-2014 04:30:45 | More by DanSmith17
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-17-2014 21:02:57 | More by StlHopHead77
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mcintire78

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-17-2014 14:59:20 | More by mcintire78
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YoudownwithABV

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

01-17-2014 05:18:39 | More by YoudownwithABV
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bleeps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-17-2014 05:03:54 | More by bleeps
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krome

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-15-2014 14:10:11 | More by krome
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-15-2014 02:00:59 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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SteeleWright

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.5%

01-15-2014 01:21:07 | More by SteeleWright
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Omer4176

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-14-2014 17:07:19 | More by Omer4176
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -7.6%

Bottle to snifter.

A - Deep black with a thin layer of light brown head.

S - Charred oak, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, nuttiness. A lot going on in the nose but extremely inviting and complex.

T - Chocolate, roast and a nutty flavour come through at first as the Bravo flavours come to the forefront. The mid-palate adds massive barrel qualities with bourbon, vanilla, charred oak and a hint of brandy coming though. They are followed by barley-wine flavours of caramel, toffee and raisin. A warming alcohol presence is noticeable throughout but is fairly tame for the ABV. Very complex.

M - Medium, just short of full body. Light to moderate carbonation.

O - This was an excellent beer but fell short of 15 & 16.

01-14-2014 02:58:04 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-13-2014 14:01:18 | More by tectactoe
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-12-2014 22:35:51 | More by bsuedekum
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Lambocalrisien

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

01-12-2014 22:32:47 | More by Lambocalrisien
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beerandcycling88

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-12-2014 17:51:42 | More by beerandcycling88
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

01-12-2014 05:17:53 | More by tbone1384
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tut2528

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-12-2014 02:55:06 | More by tut2528
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-12-2014 02:51:26 | More by LotsofLupulin
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-12-2014 01:29:28 | More by jtladner
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Jordy777

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.5%

01-11-2014 21:14:13 | More by Jordy777
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev -7.6%

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

A faint light tan one finger head is made off the pour, nothing too large, but with some decent staying power that it sticks around for a bit. Body color is mahogany brown out of the bottle but fills with a big dark walnut brown/black body, and some see through character towards the collar.

Impressive nose. A nice interesting tinge of vanilla, but a large toasty and creamy coconut aroma all throughout the bouquet. Some faint hiding cherry fruit in the background as well, giving a black forest cake like sensation. Real unique sensation, if not much oak woody or even roast and malt like character showing up.

Controlled mouthfeel, with a hint of tight fizz and light bodied not very much coating the palate. Some more tannic wood like character, and mellow hop and roast comes through in the finish compared to what is hinted on the nose. Interesting mix of mellow roast with some minor piping warmth that doesn't quite get the coffee and chocolate angle coming out, but has some malt depth.

Overall it has a nose that just senses greatness but just comes out as a solid aged and blended beer instead, no complaints.

01-11-2014 21:11:00 | More by smakawhat
Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,017 ratings.