Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by doughanson78:
4.47/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Black in color, although not pitch black. Faint deep red around edges when held to the light. Half finger mocha colored head that fades instantly and struggles to come back. Decent Lacing.
S: Huge bourbon. Just loads. Every beer mixed into this was Bourbon Barrel Aged except the Double DBA. Lots of molasses. Dark chocolate. Some light coffee notes. Dark fruits emerge as it warms, mainly figs, with some dark cherries. Very complex nose.
T: Same as the nose. Huge bourbon hits you everywhere. Nice dark chocolate throughout. The figs and other dark fruits come through big as it warms a bit. Some light vanilla. Awesome butterscotch aftertaste. My palette is much to underdeveloped for this beer.
M: Full bodied, but not super thick or chewy. Light carbonation. Awesome mouth coating, velvety. Light alcohol warmth, which is nice in this kind of a sipper.
O: Just a dream of a beer. Not a whole lot to say except for wow. If you want a beer that will make you think, this is for you.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2011 05:47:22 | More by doughanson78
More User Reviews:
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.