Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Arenbeer:
4.25/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle into a Tulip glass
A- Pours out a super dark reddish brown that appears black out of the light. On top of the body is a nice 1 finger khaki head that's constantly replenished by a good amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.
S- Bourbon up front, vanilla, coconut, tobacco, leather, dark fruits, caramel, musty malts, grains, dark chocolate, Faded spicy hops, slight coffee, and definitely some heat from the alcohol in the finish.
T- Just like the aroma but so much more complex. Up front you get a lot from the double barrel ale, the grains and lighter malts. But as it goes towards the middle of the palate the stouts come out with dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, bitter coffee, and roasted barley. In the finish the barrels come out with a lot of sweetness from the barley wines. Tons of flavors like dark fruits, rasins, figs, caramel, but not as strong as the bourbon but believe it or not a stronger whiskey flavor. Also getting vanilla, musty oak, coconut, leather, tobacco and all the usual Firestone treasures. The alcohol is way more hidden and subtle than the aroma and is barely noticeable. The one flaw that I'm not happy about is the slight bit of oxidation that is clearly starting to takeover. Not sure what this will be like in a couple years.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2011 03:24:00 | More by Arenbeer
More User Reviews:
2.93/5 rDev -33.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2014 00:50:14 | More by stephens101
Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 626 ratings.