Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by OlieIPA:
4.03/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Stone IRS tulip
A: Pours relatively black with hints of brown when held up to the light. The head is a bit fizzy, but settles down into a light cream colored blanket.
S: Tons of brown sugar, maple, dark fig, bourbon, and alcohol. That raisin/dark fig really seems to stand out as the beer begins to warm up as well.
T: I can definitely pick up the "Double Double Barrel Ale" on the initial sip! Extremely fruity, especially on the dark end, with strong influences of oak, bourbon, and molasses.
M: Masterful! Full body with just the right amount of carbonation.
D: It's a little hot, but rather drinkable at this stage. The flavor profile is quite enjoyable as well, so all in all...a great beer experience!
Overall: To be honest, probably my least favorite of all the anniversary blends so far...but put together well. A must try. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2010 05:47:24 | More by OlieIPA
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4.81/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
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.]
The FWXIV pours a dark molasses-cola in color with thin foam. The aroma speaks of molasses and caramel, dark chocolate, and a little leather, blended with candied stone fruits, a touch of vanilla, a hint of almond. There’s a warming glow to it, with stone fruits, vanilla, and a touch of booziness as it opens, lending complexity to coffee, chocolate, and caramel characteristics. Delicious, as if that needed to be said.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2014 02:37:56 | More by elNopalero
Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.