Firestone 13 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by whatthehull:
4.72/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - deep dark black/dark brown, very slight deep tan head and minimal lacing
S - Wow, so sweet and oaky! Vanilla, nuts, spices, a little alcohol, scotch, slight yeast, chocolate and coffee
T - licorice, very nutty, toasted malts, spices, vanilla, molasses, very sweet, lots of oak, a nice scotch smokiness, very nice alcohol, bread like yeast, chocolate, slight coffee, a very slight hops, earth, terrior and more oak
M - full bodied, awesome complexity, balanced, medium minus acidity and lovely and long finish
D - the years have aged this beast well. Tons of flavor, well balanced and if you like barrel aged anything, this is for you. Such a lovely beer.
Final thought - soughtbygod thanks for this one. $35 and 12 abv with nice age in it, wow!
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2011 07:27:38 | More by whatthehull
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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.