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Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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648 Ratings
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Ratings: 648
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 204
Gots: 554 | FT: 21
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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4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BarrytheBear, Oct 04, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev 0%

A great brew that has matured beautifully since it's release. Deep brown to cope in color and now with just a prickle of carbonation. The nose is heave whiskey barrel, and the malt of the big esb component seems to come through the most. Chocolate and roast on the front end of the taste while more fruitiness develops later on. Plums and dried dates come to mind, and the whole thing has a very brandy flavor to it. Vanilla and oak are long finishing and while the booze is back, the sweetness if the beer is robust, toffee like. Huge sticky body akin to other barrel aged beers from Firestone, silky as any too going down. A real treat to share this after all this time, I bet it could hold on a few more years, but no reason not to pop it open now if you are lucky enough to have one!

StonedTrippin, Sep 17, 2014
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DCLAguy11, Aug 22, 2014
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JSBILK, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

northstar23, Aug 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Zaximus, Aug 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Bottle opened on 6.22.14

Leather, tobacco, bourbon, then finishes sweet and smooth. Drinks easy.

HuskyinPDX, Aug 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

afsdan, Aug 11, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

smakawhat, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

jtladner, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

jackmax, Jul 11, 2014
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Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 648 ratings.