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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone 17 - Anniversary AleFirestone 17 - Anniversary Ale

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1,030 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,030
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 166
Gots: 416 | 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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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
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DrewSimm

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-11-2014 07:29:34 | More by DrewSimm
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MattSalisbury

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-11-2014 04:47:20 | More by MattSalisbury
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mwgroove23

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

01-11-2014 03:05:42 | More by mwgroove23
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.23/5  rDev -5.4%

Bottle in trade. Thanks! Pours into my tulip dark brown with a small very creamy khaki brown head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, oak, bourbon, chocolate, nuts. Rich mouthfeel with medium carbonation for a little prickle. Flavor is a medley of nuttiness, big toffee, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, oak, leather, tobacco, coconut. The vanilla nut flavor lingers a looong while on the palate. There is a hint of metallic off flavor in this, but I may also just be drinking it too cold. Enjoyable brew. I expected a little more sweetness and creaminess and less dry and dusty finish from the oak. As it is though, while warm and boozy it comes in nicely mellow. While I have not had Bravo on its own, based on its description this beer seems to be strongly led by that beer and the brown sugar from Stickee Monkey (also have not had that one).

01-11-2014 01:10:37 | More by BMMillsy
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TubaDan

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

01-10-2014 23:24:33 | More by TubaDan
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-10-2014 05:35:41 | More by wonothesane42
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07Bigben01

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-10-2014 04:45:41 | More by 07Bigben01
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev -10.5%

01-10-2014 04:44:44 | More by zeff80
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leroybrown10

Missouri

4.95/5  rDev +10.7%

01-10-2014 04:29:21 | More by leroybrown10
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -6%

Pours black-brown espresso with a tan one-finger head that recedes quickly but leaves along a nice thin lacing throughout. A quick whiff of vanilla and oak escaped the bottle once I opened it just as you would expect from a traditional FW Anniversary beer. Strong bourbon, oak, vanilla, dried fruit, chocolate, figs, and perhaps some crème brûlée are picked up in the nose. Good golly! This brew was pretty hot with its bourbon traits rushing out like the running of the bulls in Spain which made me a bit remorseful for not laying this brew to rest to allow it to age a bit longer so that the heat would mellow down significantly to enjoy the other complexities of the beer. After allowing for the beer to get just below room temperature, I could once again detect the oak and vanilla. I also picked up rich molasses, cinnamon, and the flavor was reminiscent of the Stickee Monkey, FW’s barleywine, as I understand the most forward component of this beer was the barleywine style. Medium bodied mouthfeel and decent carbonation throughout. Overall, this beer was very well made and tasted better after each sip mostly due to the temperature change which allowed the other flavors to open up and finally underwhelm the bourbon heat. Again, I wish I had laid this beer to rest and I plan to do that with my extra, so I’ll be seeing this one again next year!

01-09-2014 20:56:21 | More by CuriousMonk
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paulmarquez10

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-09-2014 18:53:41 | More by paulmarquez10
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Zorora

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-09-2014 17:55:03 | More by Zorora
Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,030 ratings.