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Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Nightrain87, Dec 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

jmccraney, Dec 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Braz, Dec 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

MarkyMOD, Dec 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

scxcrunner, Dec 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

adamdarcy, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

BullBearHawk, Dec 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

ShanePB, Dec 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Kevincredible, Dec 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

kevgod, Dec 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

9uns, Dec 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Jslay013, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
4/5  rDev -10.7%

xnicknj, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of Dope
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a very dark brown with some red highlights. Mid-sized and dense medium brown head. Head fades out fast but decent retention at least. Zero signs of lacing.

S: Wonderfully rich aroma. Sweet milk chocolate and toasted malt stand out with quite a bit of barrel presence that overshadows everything. Caramel, toasted sugar and marshmallow from the barrels. Oaky vanilla and a touch of dark fruits. Big sweet scents.

T: More barrels up front. Super sweet caramel and toasted sugars. Sticky fudge. Lots of toasted malt lending a sort of toasted bread flavor along with some more caramel and brown sugar. Thick, dense bready flavors give it a real barleywine feel. A little bit more fudge floats around in the aftertaste. Chocolate stands out more and more once the beer fully warms.

M: Heavy, heavy, heavy. Super sticky and sweet.

O: Hmph. Quite tasty but not as complex as previous years. This one tastes a lot like a nice big barrel-aged barleywine. Or maybe a big barrel aged brown ale. Or a blend of the two I guess. Very tasty, very complex, very bold and with a huge, sweet and sticky body to match.

Dope, Dec 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

kk73, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

hogansct, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

LSMroz, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Sisky, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of MCain04
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a medium-dark brown with a thin head of light tan color leaving some sticky lacing down the glass. The smell is of sweet malts, dark fruits, light fruits, honey, vanilla, toffee, and caramel. The taste is along the smell, drinks like a classic barleywine but some nice roast character, definitely not hot but you can tell the ABV is high. The mouthfeel is smooth, low carbonation, sticky, and medium bodied. Overall, this year's is very barleywine-heavy, but very nice and well-enjoyed.

MCain04, Dec 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

ImperialStout, Dec 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Reagan1984, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of MarriedAtGI
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark brown with reddish notes through backlighting. Minimal head, tan foam that dissipates quickly. Swirling the glass shows some viscosity and legs.

S: Smoky, leather, maybe a little figs, a hint of tar

T: Figs and raisins, molasses, tar, very sweet

M: Rich and almost syrupy, enough carbonation to give it life without interfering with the flavors

O: A delicious beer analogous to a dessert wine. It is remarkable how FW blends the various barrel aged beers to come up with an elegantly integrated single beer experience.

MarriedAtGI, Dec 14, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Malted Barley. Pours a dark brownish black with a half inch of head. Some lacing. The aroma is boozey with some toffee, earth, malts, vanilla and oak. The taste is toffee and booze upfront followed by caramel and vanilla. Oak and brown sugar at the finish. Very complex. Slick mouthfeel with a small amount of carbonation. Very noticeable alcohol presence. Overall, of course it's good. And I need more of it.

PicoPapa, Dec 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Roguer, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

smartassboiler, Dec 13, 2013
Firestone 17 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,120 ratings.