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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,120 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,120
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 177
Gots: 418 | 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:
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I do really like Double Jack, and for some reason expected this to be more like that. Upon pouring, it was darker than expected, but closer to what one would expect for a strong ale. The head is barely there, clinging to the edges.

The smell has a molasses sweetness on top of a bourbon tinged woody nature. My first few sniffs I thought there was a very weird smell I recognized but couldn't place. It dissipated, but I think what I noticed was melon in nature.

The taste is similar to the nose, starting with dark brown sugar and molasses sweetness. There is also a bite from the "spirits" (seems like bourbon to me), but it's very understated. The wood tones come in later, but the sweetness doesn't really dull, in fact it seems to become reborn briefly in the later taste, with a birch beer or cola taste.

This beer doesn't measure up to Double Jack, in my opinion, but it's a very good beer, if you don't mind a sweeter, somewhat sugary beer.

cjgiant, Feb 02, 2014
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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,120 ratings.