Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.99/5 rDev -9.3%
Poured from the bottle into a snifter at a tasting. Thanks to Russwbeck for the bottle!
Pretty much like it's 13th brother, mahogany brown bottle, slightly silky coming out with a chestnut hue, and a faint tan collar. Looks slightly dead and lifeless with not much going on, almost kind of sludgy.
Classic bouquet of toffee and caramel, but with less of a fruit quality than expected from previous anniversaries. Thick and sticky.
Much of the palate is classic, but with a lighter drinking body. Light toffee with more of an emphasis on caramel. Some interesting notes of black licorice/anisette qualities as well. Simple rounded body with a fairly one dimensional solid palate.
Overall pretty good and a straightforward take on their classic strong ale series.
08-10-2014 23:58:07 | More by smakawhat
2.93/5 rDev -33.4%
Dark brown with a pure tan head. Smells of milk chocolate, ripened cherries, plum and dark bread. Taste is limited to milk chocolate, vanilla and dark fruits. Cloying and too rich to handle with the alcohol coming in overly strong to add insult to injury. A highly rated, but simple and lopsided beer, which of course makes me question my "beersanity" but confirms my perception with another sip. Might be good in small doses, not unlike cough syrup or moonshine.
06-17-2014 00:50:14 | More by stephens101
Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.