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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 940
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 151
Gots: 389 | 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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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.5%

12-31-2013 18:04:12 | More by spycow
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Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-31-2013 17:58:25 | More by matto4444
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rstenson

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-31-2013 07:02:43 | More by rstenson
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

12-31-2013 03:40:18 | More by Hophead717
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brianmandell

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-30-2013 19:14:59 | More by brianmandell
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-30-2013 16:34:38 | More by ldhughes3
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camartin27

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-30-2013 02:06:17 | More by camartin27
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jrallen34

Illinois

3/5  rDev -32.9%

12-29-2013 18:56:30 | More by jrallen34
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-29-2013 17:57:27 | More by JSBILK
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-29-2013 16:10:21 | More by mrebeka
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle split with my dad the weekend after Christmas. He claims it is the best beer he's ever tasted. Not bad for a guy who was primarily a Bud drinker a year ago!

Pours a medium-to-dark brown into two snifters. Small but nice looking head, not much lacing.

Smells great. Brown sugar, molasses, oak, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, toffee, all of that great stuff. Can't wait to put this in my belly.

Tastes very similar to the smell. Very strong brown sugar and oak. The bourbon flavors are strong, but well integrated, doesn't taste boozy at all, really. There's a bit of a nut flavor I'm getting in the taste that I didn't pick up in the smell.

Mouthfeel is full and wonderful. The beer warms you right up.

A must try. One of the best beers I've had this year. Worth the steep price.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 03:02:38 | More by GreesyFizeek
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-29-2013 03:00:42 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-29-2013 00:08:40 | More by SixPack6
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -10.5%

12-28-2013 15:34:04 | More by ColForbinBC
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Alron

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-28-2013 09:36:40 | More by Alron
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-28-2013 03:00:49 | More by WanderingFool
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -10.5%

12-27-2013 18:22:56 | More by Dolfan907
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ralphw56

Nevada

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-27-2013 02:32:52 | More by ralphw56
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mjw1200

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-27-2013 00:00:22 | More by mjw1200
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srgj88

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-26-2013 23:49:30 | More by srgj88
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-26-2013 19:20:38 | More by cthomas78
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

12-26-2013 17:28:23 | More by Sean9689
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RangnaR

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Christmas present from the wife, split with my brothers on Christmas day.

A: Very dark brown pour, red transparent hues follow the edge of the glass; decent amount of off-white head and lacing.

S: The nose starts brown ale with notes of toasted malt, nuts, chocolate, roast, coffee, and even some hops. The barrels are there too, but a little more in the background than I'm used to from FW Anniversary beers; warmth reveals mellow toasted oak, vanilla, and toasted coconut, as well as some caramel and toffee.

T: More of the barrel character comes forward here, with bourbon and a little of the brandy showing up in flavors of toffee, vanilla, caramel, and some coconut. There is a bit more burn here than on the nose but its completely manageable. More malty roastiness and hints of coffee as well as butterscotch as the palate unfolds.

MF: Fuller bodied with medium-to-low carbonation; light alcohol presence lends some bitterness but minimal burn.

O: Started drinking this one at slightly cooler than room temp, and while the bouquet was nice at that temperature it still left me wanting a little more. I don't think this one will age as well as some of the others; its very mellow and tasty right now. Overall a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

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bigbeerfan

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-26-2013 03:07:53 | More by bigbeerfan
Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 940 ratings.