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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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148 Ratings

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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 13.74%
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:
Beer added by: dblinkhorn on 10-14-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Bottle (2006)

Thanks for sharing, mikedashg!

(Aged for 5 years)

Hazy dark brown and caramel in color with a very small brown head. Leaves dots of lacing down the glass.

The aroma nearly survived, but it's fallen off substantially from where it began, I'm sure. There's a bit of the wonderful coconut and oak notes I'm familiar with in other Firestone anniversary beers, but there's also strong sherry and alcohol notes throughout. The aroma doesn't seem particularly strong at all.

The flavor, I'm sure, is a shadow of it's former self. There's strong sherry and oxidation flavors along with quite a bit of harsh booze. There's some sweet malt and coconut character left, but overall, this one has been destroyed by Father Time.

Medium to thick bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

I really wish I had the opportunity to try this fresh, because as it stands now (at least this bottle), this isn't much of a beer.

If given the opportunity to try this beer again, I'll revisit this review.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dark brown, near black with a light head of tan that comes up and caps the top of the glass nicely. Aroma is dominated by aromas of oak and vanilla, which meld seemlessly into the chocolate notes that become ever more present as time goes on. First sip is wonderful, more carbonated then I typically see with barrel aged beers, with a nicely lively presence and rich, velvet like carbonation. First sip is loaded down with oak notes, hints of bourbon and vanilla start to come out as I dive further into it. Suble at first but then it starts to build. Nice backbone of chocolate coming through as well as a light touch of smoke. Nicely put together I have to admit. Smooth, with the alcohol all but absent from the profile making it for a smooth, sublte, and wonderfully complex nightcap.

Firestone 10 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.