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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

298 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 359
Gots: 54 | FT: 2
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: barleywinefiend on 11-09-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of elNopalero
4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I tasted this as part of a flight at an epic bottle share. The review is from my notes, based on at least 1 ounce and at most 2 ounce pours. In most instances this would be an insignificant sample size but considering the fact that I could quite possibly never even see this beer again, well, I couldn’t pass it up. [This is my standard intro to my tasting notes from the series.]

This pours a stout-black with some foam. For the age it appears to have not suffered in the least. I found a great aroma on it with some coffee roast and dark chocolates, with a touch of vanilla buried underneath. Great flavor, with a dark chocolate and some coffee balanced by a hint of white oak, tobacco leaf and vanilla. A pinch of boozy heat reminds you of its strength. Tasty and no I’m not going to even try to rank them.

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of johnnieoz
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22oz brown bomber, bought upon release in November 2008, stored in decent conditions since then.

A: Mahogany hues, small off white head & bountiful tears on the glass.

S: Having a hard time detecting any distinct aromas, just booziness and a bit of plum.

T: A wonderful blend of plums, tobacco, coffee, chocolate...and wood.

M: The carbonation was minimal but still ample enough to help this elixir reach its potential. Definitely dry as it seeps down the gullet.

O: Meant to be consumed fresh perhaps, but holds up extremely well after five years of cellaring at 70F, including one somewhat climate controlled cross-country move from California to Texas in our backseat.

Consumed and reviewed after watching the Avery video on the pros & cons of cellaring. See this BA thread "Avery Brewing on Cellaring Beer, Do you agree or disagree?". I was curious to see how this held up after 5 years in my possession. Verdict: Still awesome.

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Firestone 12 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.