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Firestone 11 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone 11 - Anniversary AleFirestone 11 - Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

238 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 327
Gots: 30 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 12-01-2007)
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15%

05-25-2013 20:54:55 | More by Gonzoillini
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Absolut

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

05-14-2013 17:50:07 | More by Absolut
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

05-08-2013 19:02:49 | More by BMart
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -32%

05-07-2013 03:35:27 | More by dfhhead25
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-21-2013 20:04:30 | More by deapokid
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drgonzo2k2

California

5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-21-2013 14:15:49 | More by drgonzo2k2
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-15-2013 01:28:04 | More by spycow
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-02-2013 23:49:41 | More by pmarlowe
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popery

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-28-2013 02:37:45 | More by popery
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3/5  rDev -32%

01-26-2013 18:49:29 | More by bsuedekum
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abeerdude

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-11-2012 03:24:32 | More by abeerdude
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JMBSH

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2%

11-25-2012 05:55:25 | More by JMBSH
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Twifiter

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

10-15-2012 20:22:21 | More by Twifiter
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SGMBARNES

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

10-08-2012 16:41:18 | More by SGMBARNES
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

09-26-2012 23:04:09 | More by t0rin0
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scottiethebody

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-24-2012 18:53:49 | More by scottiethebody
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-25-2012 18:49:45 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour courtesy of wethorseblanket at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy tan head that fades to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, wood, and bourbon. Taste is much the same with a woody finish on the aftertaste. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is pretty tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 01:54:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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drewone

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

07-23-2012 23:26:43 | More by drewone
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BlitheringIdiot2003


5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-26-2012 09:30:22 | More by BlitheringIdiot2003
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to clockworkorange for bringing this one to Stakem's Fish Fry.

A - Pours murky brown with a small half finger tall off-white / tan head leaving very thin streaks of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, bit of chocolate, vanilla, oak and a touch of bourbon. Some definite oxidation creeps in at the end of each sniff but that is to be expected.

T - Starts off with lots of sweetness - mostly toffee, brown sugar and caramel - slowly giving way to hints of chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, oak and some light bourbon warmth. Little to no booze and only a marginal amount of oxidation present. Finish is a little sweet, lingering on the pallet for only a short period of time after consumption.

M - Full body with a nice mild sweet flavor and moderate carbonation. Very little, if any alcohol is left and only a marginal amount of oxidation.

O - This one has held up surprisingly well. It still had all of the flavors I was expecting and the oxidation, while present, wasn't overpowering. Glad I finally got to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 22:02:48 | More by orangesol
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dominic4beer

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-20-2012 00:37:12 | More by dominic4beer
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to stawn for sending me this bottle, old enough that I figured I might not get to sample it after missing a post-Great-Taste vertical this past summer. And lo! here it is. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Pours are spring, muddy brown. Nose is the weakest part of the game, bits of bourbon, sweet malt, chocolate coming off the surface.

I was a touch afraid that Firestone Walker XI had gone south, but lo! incorrect. Bourbon remains the top dog here in a very interesting way - not the hot-shot of alcoholic swoon, but a slow, building fire that only fully arrives somewhere in the small intestine. Brown sugar runs throughout, big vanilla, hair-dryer oak, rich milk chocolate, deep malts. Bourbon drapes the afterburn. Ridiculous. Drinkable? I could happily drink the whole damn bottle, then kill a small mammal for another.

After four years plus, this beer retains an amazing taste profile (hey you dumbasses who say don't age bourbon barrel beeers, you're just wrong!). Never had this fresh, so I can't directly compare, but this is an excellent beer that would be proud to live on in the company of any of the series.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 03:45:00 | More by maximum12
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denimdemon

Indiana

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-27-2012 16:24:22 | More by denimdemon
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John11486

California

4/5  rDev -9.3%

02-15-2012 22:02:10 | More by John11486
Firestone 11 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.