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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
97
world-class

361 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 290
Gots: 127 | 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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Tdizzle

California

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a New Belgium globe glass. 12% ABV.

A- This beer pours a dark, dark brown color- almost black- with a foamy head of tan colored foam that settles to a big frothy ring along the inside of the glass. A silky layer swirls atop the liquid for the duration of the beer and each sip leaves some multi-dimensional spatters of lacing behind.

S- Bourbon, vanilla and oak barrel backed by notes of dark roast, molasses, burnt caramel, and dark fruits such as raisins and fig jam. The alcohol heat is there, but it's not over-the-top at all.

T- Flavors of deep-roasted barley, fermented dark fruits, and dark chocolate rumble with notes of bourbon whiskey and oak wood. There's a flash of alcohol astringency at mid-palate. The dry and very roasty finish is delicious with an almost port-like character and notes of dark berry fruit. There is definitely a good amount of boozy heat woven throughout the flavor profile.

M- The feel is on the medium side of full-bodied with a viscous and slightly syrupy texture. A moderate amount of active carbonation bubbles provide this beer with a nice fizz.

D- This is really drinkable stuff. I found myself having to pace...myself. The large alcohol presence was very manageable, and I was able to polish off a whole bottle over the course of about two hours.

Can't wait to see how this will hold up over the course of a few years.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 07:39:19 | More by Tdizzle
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Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.