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Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Firestone 13 - Anniversary AleFirestone 13 - Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
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world-class

360 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 289
Gots: 126 | FT: 3
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: Todd on 11-02-2009)
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Reviews by Dlish:
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Dlish

California

4.88/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This pours out an awesome blackness with a light tan foam head that remains on the edges. The smell is really amazing very similar to parabola. Cherry, oak, vanilla, amazing bourbon flavor is also there. The taste is amazing and similar flavors to the smell, still its surprisingly not as chewy as or raw as I was expecting from the smell. The malt profile is good but actually just a bit light, making it a bit more drink able. Really amazing there is a dark black coco taste at the end, I get a prune flavor that blends with the alcohol.
There is amazing amount of small minor flavors that I could go on about, and being I'm half way through this beer I won't. I'm glad I was able to pick up two of these bottles almost a year after there release!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 04:23:36 | More by Dlish
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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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle. About 4 years old at this point.

A: Black, very small thin light tan head. Dissipated quickly.

S: I could smell it the second I cracked open the bottle. Very rich and intense chocolate, bourbon, coffee, vanilla.

T: So incredibly smooth. It is very rich and creamy. Vanilla and barrel flavors dominate for me. Chocolate, coffee and bourbon are all equally present and well balanced but not as intense as the smell. At 12%, this is one of the mellowest beers I've ever had. I almost wish there was bit more intensity but the mellowness of this 4 year old beer is incredible in its own right.

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Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.