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Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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624 Ratings
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Ratings: 624
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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Firestone Walker 14th Anniversary

Appearance: dark brown, small-medium head, and some nice lacing.

Smell: molasses, vanilla, and oak among many other subtleties.

Taste: rich bodied oak, barley, light molasses, some vanilla, and other subtle sensations.

Mouthfeel: medium and full bodied smoothness.

Overall:
The initial impressions seemed like a setup for disappointment. Boy was I wrong. The Mouthfeel is fantastic and flavor is quite wonderful. The matching aroma isn't there, but it isn't lackluster. This has been aged about 2 years.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 06:50:18 | More by megahurts4
Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.