Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by 1759Girl:
4.33/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
The tail-end of a cold was not about to keep me from Firestone Walker's 13th Anniversary release party at Toronado. Feeling almost-myself, I dragged a friend to be the second nose just in case.
Appearance> Black beauty. So dark and think that it breeds nightmares of skies bereft of stars. The head is far from a tease, none to speak of. No lacing, and far too dark to witness its liveliness.
Smell> Whisky and ash. hints of vanilla. Very nice.
Taste> Dark syrup of molasses, sweet. Not too complex, but packing all of the expected whisky heat, with a nice note of blends. Bittersweet chocolate dream. Soft finish with a burnt hang. Tasty.
Mouf> Slightly chewy, great.
Drinkability> I could definitely have this again.
Serving type: on-tap
11-19-2009 21:29:37 | More by 1759Girl
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4.79/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
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 poured a solid black with a cocoa-colored layer on top. I get a lot of dark chocolates and an Italian roast/espresso aroma. There’s a pronounced flavor of bitter chocolate, a lot of roast, some bourbon on it, maybe a hint of a maple sweetness. There’s still a touch of heat to this but overall the flavors have blended quite well. So delicious.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2014 04:43:01 | More by elNopalero
Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.