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Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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626 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 626
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 206
Gots: 553 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The blend consists of: 31% Double Double Barrel Ale, 29% Sticky Monkey, 27% Parabola, 7% Velvet Merkin, 3% Good Foot, 3% Black Xantus

(Beer added by: ZX6Chris on 11-02-2010)
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tang3nt

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bottle.
Pours a black color with a creamy tan head.
Very strong aroma of coconut and vanilla as well as a little brown sugar.
This beer tastes like desert - it's delicious! Very strong flavors of vanilla and coconut which work great together, as well as flavors of bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruits (fig?) and unfermented sugars. A little heat, but barely detectable.
Not much carbonation, but about right considering the style.
Overall a very drinkable beer, barely notice the alcohol, very rich and well balanced. This beer is right up my alley and wish it was cheaper 'cus I would buy tons of it. I have 2 bottles I'm going to cellar, but not quite sure how well they will hold up, I think this is the best Firestone Anniversary I've had fresh.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 19:30:11 | More by tang3nt
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Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 626 ratings.