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Firestone 10 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone 10 - Anniversary AleFirestone 10 - Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

143 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 223
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dblinkhorn on 10-14-2006)
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bjohnson

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to solomon420 for the chance to try this brew.

Pours a dark brown color almost black with a caramel and reddish hues. Thin bubbly light brown sugar colored head. Not much retention besides the small bubbles. Vanilla bean, booze soaked wood chips, caramel, and slight molasses notes. Hops are a bit masked but play a supporting role.

Smooth body at the outset with a slight crispness that tickles the back of the throat as it goes down. Ever so slight boozy presence. Thick and malty with caramel, molasses, and thick brown sugar. Hop bitterness has a nice bite leaving a leafyness on the palate. Pine and citrus notes are present, but are a subdued a bit. Juicy and boasting with booze soaked wood and thick licorice. Not as big on the palate as I'd thought it'd be though it's still very bold. Coats the mouth and leaves a softness. Abv of 12? where? GOes completely masked except for a bit in the nose and slight notes at the back of the throat.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2007 01:48:39 | More by bjohnson
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

FW vertical sampling at Luda's annual cellar clearance, thanks Ben for bringing this one!
Served in a mini-nonic, quick review from transcribed notes.

Tawny dark brown with lighter highlights, ring of frothy bubbles around the edges, a swirl of skim and some spotty lace after each sip. lc. Murky with suspended sediment.

Leathery aroma, autolysed yeast and some barrel notes.

Viscous and full bodied, rich. Chocolate, whiskey heat, whoppers. Lingering dry tannic bitterness. Very rich and best shared. Of the group this one seemed to show the most oxidation, corresponding to being the oldest bottle of the vertical.

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Firestone 10 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.