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Firestone 12 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone 12 - Anniversary AleFirestone 12 - Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

289 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 359
Gots: 52 | FT: 1
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: barleywinefiend on 11-09-2008)
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girllovesbier

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-27-2011 08:42:51 | More by girllovesbier
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mikeale

Maine

5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to a few BAs for this.

A. Poured in to my Portsmouth snifter. Poured like cola, minimal head, no lacing.

S. Heaven!! Toffey, vanilla, oak.

T. Oh yeah! Tobacco, bourbon, oak, caramel, vanilla, coffee.

M. Thick mouth coating, sticky sweet, warming alochol.

D. This is a wonderful beer, worth all the hype. I could drink this all the time.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2009 02:24:13 | More by mikeale
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-15-2011 01:34:16 | More by Photekut
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TeamUgly

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-26-2011 19:26:19 | More by TeamUgly
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ChadC12

Arizona

5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-08-2012 22:06:01 | More by ChadC12
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psiweaver

Washington

5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Great brown/black with a thin brown head, amazing deep earthy color.

S: Fantastic complex rich earthy chocolately malty smell. Just an amazing delicious smell.

T: rich, bold, complex, coffee, leather and malty. Fantastically delicious and very very well integrated, less boozy than the FW13 is right now and far more complex. More pronounced flavors than the 11 is right now.

M: smooth and rich, viscous and perfectly carbonated.

D: very easy to drink. the perfect blend of flavors.

Absolutely delicious, great complex flavors while not being overwhelming, perfectly balanced, drinking perfectly right now.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2010 02:35:16 | More by psiweaver
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SanDiegoCraftFan

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-05-2012 22:08:26 | More by SanDiegoCraftFan
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SoCalStout

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-07-2012 07:31:03 | More by SoCalStout
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-17-2011 13:35:04 | More by sideshowe
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Mark000

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-23-2011 18:02:08 | More by Mark000
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dksl16

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-14-2011 17:10:38 | More by dksl16
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-05-2011 05:02:50 | More by HopStoopid120
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RichBeer

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-16-2011 08:33:31 | More by RichBeer
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Mages64

Washington

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-16-2011 06:47:04 | More by Mages64
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marct

Nevada

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-10-2011 23:54:02 | More by marct
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drgonzo2k2

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-21-2013 14:16:07 | More by drgonzo2k2
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corby112

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-22-2011 03:34:28 | More by corby112
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-14-2011 22:53:19 | More by UncleJimbo
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antoines15

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-15-2012 23:51:00 | More by antoines15
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Brew33

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-17-2011 16:29:50 | More by Brew33
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ceberly

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-23-2014 23:21:25 | More by ceberly
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0110x011

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first perfect score. This may be the best beer I've ever had.

Pours near-black into a snifter. Tight, tan one-finger head fades fast, leaving a thin collar behind. Spotty lacing. Incredible nose, hints of caramel, toffee, butter, cream, oak, bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, and coffee intermingle, none dominating any other. If this were the last thing I ever smelled, I'd die happy. Cocoa, caramel, vanilla, coffee and oak are the main flavors on the palate. As it warms, more flavors come through; maple, cinnamon, coffee, and bourbon. The depth and complexity are astounding, yet everything is balanced very well. Medium-full body, with a soft, creamy mouthfeel. Barely any hint of alcohol. It's a sipper, but I could sip this all night.

This is a beer that deserves your full attention to really appreciate the subtleties and complexity. If my supply disappeared, I would sell my soul for more. I suggest you do the same.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 06:12:08 | More by 0110x011
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jtrockchalk

Missouri

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-19-2011 16:34:54 | More by jtrockchalk
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misterranger

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

10-31-2012 04:34:03 | More by misterranger
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waltonc

Colorado

4.97/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Toronado last night in a firkin, along with Firestone 10. As expected, this was great. Darker than the 10, perhaps black. The base beer is Firestone's Parabola stout. Though it's blended with Saucerful of Secrets, Opal, and Rufus, according to the sheet handed out by a Firestone rep at the event. Taste is oak, coffee, vanilla, and a little more hoppiness than the Ten. abraser and I agreed that this tasted "younger," in that it seems built to improve significantly with additional age. Almost like a young wine, a little rough around the edges yet. Thankfully, I picked up a couple bottles to go, so look forward to trying this again down the road.

Update: Had this a few months later and it's mellowed out perfectly. Very prominent coffee and chocolate flavors. Delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2008 16:32:41 | More by waltonc
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Firestone 12 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.