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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

295 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 295
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 359
Gots: 53 | 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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4/5  rDev -8.9%

cfrances33, Feb 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Sisky, Feb 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

pmarlowe, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

popery, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

phingdong, Jan 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Gobzilla, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

acurtis, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Tedwarhc, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of thebouch01
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

thebouch01, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

dtx00, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of jdhasse
4/5  rDev -8.9%

jdhasse, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of abeerdude
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

abeerdude, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Kopfschuss, Dec 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

BrittQ, Nov 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

misterranger, Oct 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

rlcnmeyer, Oct 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

SGMBARNES, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My. This has held up quite nicely after aging for a few years. The fragrance and flavor carry a full vanilla and bourbon character, but it's nice and smooth and at a level that couldn't really be improved upon. I was a bit skeptical about this one, but it turned out to be very nice.

RblWthACoz, Aug 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

scottiethebody, Aug 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

coreyfmcdonald, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, vanilla, wood, bourbon, and brown sugar. 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 very good beer that is really tasty and highly drinkable.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

drewone, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle (2008)

Thanks for opening this with me, BdubleEdubleRUN!

(Aged for 3.5 years)

Nearly black throughout with a nicely sized dark brown head that leaves sticky lines of lacing down the glass. Gorgeous and decadent.

The aroma isn't particularly expressive, which is a big surprise after tasting this beer. There's some chocolate and barrel character, but nothing particularity expressive. What's here is still very nice.

The flavor is amazingly chocolate-forward without ever being too sweet, rich, or filling. The chocolate flavor comes in layers, rounded nicely by barrel, bourbon, brownie, vanilla, and coconut. This is simply sublime. All traces of alcohol are gone.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. A sipper though I motored through my glass it was so simply delicious.

Just fantastic. This doesn't seem as complex as Firestone 13 or 14, but it's just as delicious.

ehammond1, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of BdubleEdubleRUN
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

BdubleEdubleRUN, Jun 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

antoines15, Apr 16, 2012
Firestone 12 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.