Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MrFootstones:
4.53/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Poured into a snifter, a small tan head forms but quickly disappears. Appears black but when held to the light cedar edges and ruby highlights appear.
S: Not too apparent when the snifter was full and the beer was cold. As it warms and the glass becomes half full the gorgeous aroma comes out. With a swirl of the snifter notes of sweet, rich amaretto, booze, vanilla, and bourbon blossom forth. As it warms further a touch of roast, and then of toasted almonds become apparent.
T: This beer is very delicious. Coconut, vanilla, booze, light bourbon, warm, fresh cake. The aromas of amaretto and toasted nuts come back to show themselves in flavor form.
M: Nicely carbonated, perhaps even a bit much. Creamy and rich texture. Good for the style, mostly.
D: Give this one some time for the booze to mellow and it'll be just about perfect. Very good initially though. No problem finishing my half of the bomber. I enjoyed every sip.
Overall: The most interesting thing I found is that this was much better in a bottle than on tap. More of the complexity and interesting flavors came out for me. This was damn good, and I am glad I have plenty of it to see how it ages.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2009 18:24:58 | More by MrFootstones
More User Reviews:
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.