Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Schmaltzy:
4.6/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 22oz bomber into Chimay glassware.
A- Dark brown borderline black with red around the outside, a nice finger of tan head that dissapates quickly to a ring of thin foam and slight lacing
S- Awesome smell to this beer, best I have ever had. Starts out a nice vanilla coffee and chocolate that moves to some nice bourbon/brandy flavors with chocolate covered cherries, nice oak flavors, caramel, candied fruits, toffee, nougat, almonds/roasted nuts, slight alcohol smell, the scents just keep coming as it warms up.
T- Very similar to the scent, lots of nice vanilla coffee and chocolate as it warms you get a lot of candied fruits especially cherries, toffee, nougat, almonds, bourbon/brandy/rum flavors, great oak flavors followed by loads of vanilla.
M- Very smooth and slightly thick with low carbonation. Alcohol is blended very nicely with the flavors in this one which makes the mouthfeel very smooth.
D- Great beer, probably the best that I have had to date. I am very happy that I have 4 more bottles of this beast to enjoy. Do yourself a favor and try and get some of these for yourself.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2010 16:21:22 | More by Schmaltzy
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.