Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
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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:
Beer added by: ZX6Chris on 11-02-2010

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
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Photo of DoubleJ
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at 38 Degrees, on to the beer:

Dark leather brown in color with a little lace that remains on top. The nose is very sweet and obviously influcenced by the barrel aging process. Whiskey and maple syrup are among the aromas coming from the liquid.

Bam! It's rich and it's delish. Some oak, toasted sugar, toffee, and marshmallow come out with good quantities. Still, it's a very mellow beverage, especially with the alcohol being buried quite well.

To sum it up, yet another worthy concoction to be made for the Anniversary series.

Photo of smakawhat
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.

Photo of corby112
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown color that appears almost black and completely opaque with faint mahogany edges when held to a light source. One finger frothy beige head that immediately fades into a thin lasting ring. Not much in the way of lacing.

Earthy, leathery aroma with sweet bourbon booze and a prominent barrel character. Hints of oak and charred wood mixed with toffee, biscuit, caramel and dark fruit notes. Subtle earthy pine notes as well as some chocolate malt, roasted coffee bean and tobacco.

Chewy full body with a sweet bourbon booze flavor up front along with a rich, silky malt profile, earthy hops and an earthy/leathery character. Slightly dry with a decent amount of warmth in the finish but not nearly as hot as expected considering the high ABV. The barrel character is evident but not completely overpowering. The aroma suggested a lot of charred wood but thankfully it's more balanced. There's some soft carbonation with subtle bourbon flavor and hints of vanilla that eases the earthy wooden tones. This beer is blended very well and thankfully isn't a bourbon bomb. Leathery malt smoothed out by luscious chocolate, oatmeal, caramel, toffee and biscuit. The spices from Sticky Monkey are evident with hints of brown sugar and cinnamon, adding some more sweetness. No too much so, however, balancing out the wood/leather notes from the barleywines. Subtle smokiness with faint hints of roasted espresso/coffee bean and toast. I'm also picking up some vinous dark fruit, especially grape, dark cherry and raisin. Dry finish with subtle tobacco/cedar notes and slight warmth.

Overall, this beer is very complex with an excellent blend that creates great balance, resulting in a pretty quaffable high gravity beer. I enjoyed sipping this bomber over the course of a couple of hours and picking out it's subtle nuances. My least favorite of the FW anniversary beers I've had so far but still pretty good.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.25/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Dark, not quite black. No head. Some legs and lace.

Smell - Bourbon barrel, but mostly the spirit smell. Lacks a complex barrel aroma. Sweet. Vanilla and caramel come through, but that's about it. It's all bourbon and only a hint of beer.

Taste - Alcohol. Caramel. Booze. No oak. The barrel seems lost again. Very sweet with bourbon. Hop bitterness but not enough to give it any semblance of complexity.

Mouthfeel - Boozy and sweet. Low carbonation. Thick and syrupy. Slow to drink.

Overall - It's bourbon without any of the good barrel notes that usually accompany it. I don't really love the beer behind it, either. Uninteresting.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Always a pleasure to try another of these releases. I hold high hopes for this one. This one was purchased in California and brought back to Sydney to share with @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a deep, heavy, viscous black-brown, with a mottled but reasonably solid head of mocha foam. Very fine static carbonation in the exceptionally heavy body. Lacing is almost non-existent, but that's not unusual in a beer this heavy.

Nose is just gorgeous. That perfectly balanced and sweet vanilla oak character, with dark chocolate and slightly astringent boozy notes. Even some dark toasted coconut—the barrel gives it such a redolent and mellow character, and the blending just gets the proportions right. Wonderful.

Taste is smooth and creamy, and genuinely darker than the previous release. Here we have big chocolate and coconut characters, like a toasted Bounty bar. It's so sweet and luscious, complementary and balanced. Still, it's smooth and leavened—it certainly doesn't have any roasted astringency. So smooth, and so drinkable young—and yet, it makes me want to squirrel away a bottle and see what it's like in ten or twenty years time. I think it would stand the test.

Such a gorgeous beer, and such a valid and perfect addition to the series. Genuinely one of the most well thought-out and well-balanced beers I've ever had. They put such a concerted and nuanced approach into these beers—I can't wait for number fifteen.

Photo of Zorro
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The 4th in the Firestone Anniversary series.

There is a data sheet inside the box with the bottle of beer detailing the mix that went in to this beer.

Double Double Barrel ale (10.9% ABV) 31%
Sticky Monkey (12% ABV) 29%
Parabola (13% ABV) 27%
Velvet Merkin (6% ABV) 7%
Good Foot (13% ABV) 3%
Black Xantus (11%)

This is a clear very dark brown colored beer with a small yellowish brown colored head. This is considerably light in color than the anniversary beers from the previous three years.

Immediately upon opening I am hit with the scents of coffee and white wine before I even pour it in a glass. Strong scents are coffee, chocolate and bourbon whiskey. Deeper perception of the scent there is a strong vanilla and caramel aroma, makes sense this is a bourbon barrel beer. Coconut and chocolate are moderately strong and there is a perception of German Chocolate Cake in the smell of this beer. Coffee seems to be present but the smell doesn't stand out as anything more than patent malt scent. There is a slight tart scent here that I can only describe as the wine like odor you get from some lightly roasted coffees.

The taste starts out semi sweet with a German Chocolate Cake flavor that really has a long coconut aftertaste. Alcohol is slightly hot but this is really tame compared to last year's version. Mild bitterness as much from patent malt as it is from hops. This is a damn tasty beer.

Mouthfeel is thick.

This is one damn tasty beer. This is MUCH smoother than the 13th Anniversary beer last year and I would compare it favorably to being much like the 10th Anniversary ale. This is great as it is now, this will probably peak after 1-2 years of aging but it is damn good as it is now, go get some!

Photo of HopHead84
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11/19/10

Bottle split with my girlfriend. Appears much the same as the draft version: dark brown with a small beige head. This took a while to open up, but when it did the aroma was quite nice. Notes of caramel, toffee, bourbon, earthy hops, brown sugar, and chocolate are apparent. Alcohol is a bit stronger here. Overall, it smells good, but something is missing. Oxidation seems onerous compared to the keg, and the alcohol is a bit too strong. In the flavor I find notes of brown sugar, bourbon, toffee, caramel, oak, and a strong oxidation character coupled with powerful alcohol. Compared to the draft version, the booze and oxidation are much more apparent, and somewhat distracting. The various flavor components don't seem to meld as well as I'd hoped. Overall, it wasn't exactly how I remembered it tasting on draft, and it suffered for it. Still, a less good Firestone Anniversary is still a good beer. I don't think this one will age well. It seems like it would become more disharmonious, and though alcohol heat would wane, the oxidation is already starting off pretty strong and I don't see a solid foundation for it to build on. Though, I don't think 11, 12, or 13 have really aged for the better, so this isn't a new trend in the Firestone Walker Anniversary series, for me.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured a deep brown, almost black with a small brown head and bubbles. Looked good to me as I knew it was already.

S: Wood, Earth, vanilla, oak, bourbon, some liquorice at time

T: The nose is fantastic, I mean very good. Take the caramel, toffee, smooth chocolate, wood, oak, vanilla, hints at coffee. Wow.

M: Low on carbonation, sticky, sweet so much flavor, big body, just right on the booze

D: One of the easier to drink strong ales I have had and I still think it is one of the best FW anny beers yet.

Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Galaxy Hut. Would have given long odds that this is one beer I'd never see on tap here on the East Coast (thanks for the heads up Dyan).

Poured into a 12 ounce brandy snifter, the beer is a dark brown color with very good head retention and considerable lacing. The beer was a bit on the cold side initially, but as it warmed I picked up a wonderful melange of light coffee, chocolate, plums and prunes, cherry, molasses and light bourbon. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this moderately sweet beer, and I appreciate the long, lightly bitter finish. The bourbon barrel aging comes out a bit more on the palate, and undeniably the beer is a bit on the boozy side. Still, I thought drinkability was pretty decent in this beer, at least considering the 12.5% abv. Mouthfeel was full and fairly long, with the sweetness nicely balanced by the light hoppy bitterness on the finish.

Would be curious to see what a year or two of aging does for this beer, though certainly it's pretty tasty right now. Very nice...

Photo of johnnnniee
4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep tawny garnet brown with a smallish off white head that dissipates almost instantly. Smells of oaken wood with a sweet but tannic edge and a hint of wet cardboard. Sweet sugars and caramel with a touch of chocolate an roast along with a bit of fruity sweetness to round out the nose quite nicely. The flavor is big and sweet up front with a solid shot of ethanol. Brown sugar and caramel with hints of cocoa and dark fruits.Medium to thick body with a sweet sugary mouthfeel and a light level of carbonation. This is a big thick complex beer that I thoroughly enjoyed tonight. Its a sipper, but on a cold night such as this it just worked as an all night thing.

Photo of Wasatch
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to Satchboogie for this brew.

22oz. Bomber

Poured into a chalice a black color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy light tan head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some very nice bourbon notes, chocolate/toffee notes. The taste is sweet, malty, chocolate/toffee adds a nice back taste, lots of bourbon notes here. Full/Medium body, the ABV is alittle too up front. A tasty brew, thanks Kyle!

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 22oz bomber to Bruges hybrid glass on 1/26/12
*From notes

A: Quite a dark beer, almost stout-like in color. A good pour yields a creamy, cascading two finger head. Healthy retention and lacing follow.

S: Slightly vinous, which I credit a bit to it's year-long cellaring. Quality caramel, an abundance of vanilla and a laid back bourbon vibe round out the bouquet.

T: Complex and well put together. Strong, firm stout characteristics dominate. It's still got a hoppy bite to it, and the caramel, vanilla and bourbon roll from the nose right onto the palate. The woody profile really helps to reign in the wild flavors that overwhelm every millimeter of the mouth. Even at a year, this could use a bit more time in the cellar.

M: Creamy, yet not overly thick. It's immensely drinkable and doesn't show too much wear from it's extended barrel aging.

O: Firestone's 14th Anniversary Ale is a pretty solid blend of barrel aged delights. Not as strong as it's individual parts (specifically Abacus and Parabola), but still a worthwhile effort. Recommended, and significantly better then their 15th Anniversary effort.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to CBS snifter.

A - Poured dark brown with hints of deep ruby around the edges. A small amount of bubbly light brown head formed and quickly disappeared.

S - Bourbon, oak and vanilla up front. Some sweet caramel, toffee and molasses aromas are somewhat hidden in the background.

T - Bourbon, oak and vanilla up front that remain the dominant flavours throughout. The background has a complex array of dark caramel, toffee, chocolate and brown sugar flavours that are unfortunately overshadowed by the barrel again flavours. That said, this is still an excellent beer with a great flavour profile.

M -Medium to full body, silky and smooth. Low carbonation.

O - This was an excellent beer. Would have been an A+ had the barrel aging been a little less dominant.

Photo of beerthulhu
4.05/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Rich otter brown is black in the chalice. A sparse sandstone head is both weak on the hold and lace.

S: Sambuca like aroma, black licorice, highly potent, especially at warmer temperatures, alcohol fusels dominate. Mild roast coffee, dark fruit of prunes with a smooth mild aroma of medium strength.

T: Deep flavor, robust rich, yet smooth of roast and black licorice blending beautifully together. Oak, black oily coffee with an earthy bitterness is also evident. Dark fruit of prunes, sweet burnt grains upfront that finishes out with a black liquor and dark bitterness. A slight buttery roasted grains and oak is also picked up on.

M: medium bodied, smooth and buttery in texture with an earthy roast bitterness and alcohol warming the inner cheeks and tongue.

O: Overall big flavor, great sipper that leaves a warming sensation all the way down to the pit of the belly.

Photo of vfgccp
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened July 2013

A - Great, deep mahogany cola body. Light khaki head sits low. Poor retention and lace.

S - Rum raisin, huge pumpernickel, nutmeg, clove, hazelnut, vanilla. Soft, smooth, and complex.

T - Unbelievable complexity with killer staying power. Soft vanilla and booze open the profile for spiced fruit and brown breads. Cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg, clove, anise. Dark chocolate, plum jam, and medium roast coffee beans through the center. Killer molasses, coffee, and fresh hazelnut notes through the finish.

M - Creamy, silky smooth, full body.

O - An awesome brew. It's not the 15, but then again not many beers in history have been.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black. Expected lighter given the other beers in the blend that aren't stouts. Bourbon dominated nose.

Easy drinking for the abv. Muddles all the beers blended, I can't taste Parabola or Velvit Merlin, etc. . . but it is interesting. Bourbon is heavy, but not as much as its aroma was. A little bit of everything else, chocolate, oak, vanilla, rummy sweetness, brandy, some other kind of wood heavier than oak, chicory? Not too thick, actually on the thinner side of most beers in this abv range. Maybe a kick of dark sugar.

While this was great fresh on tap, I think it definitely has the build to age miraculously. Of my bottles, I'm going to hang on to all of them for at least one year I think. This really seems ageable.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Bottle opened on 6.22.14

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

Photo of Bitterbill
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle, black wrap with a silver pull tab to make things easy, and capped.

It pours a pitch black with about an inch of tannish foam. Plenty of lacing to please the folks that put a lot of emphasis on the appearance department...like myself.

There's no mistaking the barrel aging in the smell. There's lots of it and very pleasing. A huge amount of caramel malt sits side by side with the BA and makes this a treat to sniff over and over again.

The taste takes it a step further. Nicely sweet from the malt, deliciously decadent from the barrel aging, good notes of bread and a good dose of chocolate and some dark fruit in the background. Wow. This is some seriously good stuff and I'm getting quite a bit of warming from the more than substantial amount of alcohol that went into this puppy. Still, surprisingly drinkable for me. Wow, again.

I'd call it full bodied with a lowish level of carbonation that ends up with a great mouth feel. Luxurious, in fact.

Drinkability *could* have suffered from the sheer strength of this 14th Anniversary offering from Firestone Walker but imho,
they did their best to keep the alcohol in check and I surely appreciate it. It makes the sitting that much more easy to cope with.

Absolutely delicious fresh, I reckon this American Strong Ale *could* hold up, and maybe even improve, for many years to come. This is a hell of a brew!

Photo of claspada
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown murky cola syrupy body with a light fizzy khaki head that recedes rather quickly leaving really nice, thick alcohol lacing.

The aromas begin with tons of aged malts, light porter roast, light booze, lots of soft aged dark malt flavors, light oak, a nice bourbon aroma, light fluffy nougat and brown sugar.

The taste brings soft subtle aged malts, very chewy (maybe the oats) malts as well, brown sugar, light porter-like espresso roast, light chocolate, nougat, balanced by a strong vanilla and nutty presence throughout. Then you also get some caramelized sugars, dark chocolate, light booze, very complex.

Mouthfeel is a bit heavy bodied with medium-low carbonation. Finish is slick and the flavors linger forever on the palate, but none overwhelm, all are in great balance.

Overall this is a great beer, lots of dark malts, complex but amazingly drinkable. The "heft" is felt but drinks much better than the ABV would suggest. Quite complex and yet subtle in the flavor profile. This is my favorite of the 3 anniversary beers I have had from Firestone (12 & 13), which leads me to believe that I prefer these fresher rather than aged over multiple years. Either way this is an amazing beer that I am glad I have a couple more to enjoy in the near future.

Photo of jrallen34
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

650 ml Bottle poured into my De Struise glass... Dark brown pour with a hint of crimson. A very light tan head leases a thick finger cap, ok lacing... The star of this beer is the aroma, perfectly shows the greatness of barrel aging. Vanilla with super smooth bourbon, molasses, dark fruits, a hint of oak and chocolate. Main player is the vanilla accented by the bourbon. Outstanding!... The taste has the same elements but isn't quite as successful. Same flavors but more oak, more alcohol very spirit like, and a touch to warm. More oak and dark fruits come through, loses a lot of the vanilla. Still good just not as smooth or sweet, hurting the drinkability a bit... The mouthfeel is nice, a little warm but nice, good carbonation. Easy to drink.

This is really good, much better then 12 or 13. A steep price tag but worth it.

Photo of dirtylou
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap, map room - chicago

appearance: served in a chalice at the map room -welcome to Chicago Firestone Walker. dark oily body - light tan lace

smell: rich and chocolatey, booze soaked plum

taste: rich dark fruits, fig, oak barrel, vanilla, bourbon, bakers chocolate, toffee, licorice. FW 14 packs a punch but not before it delivers its well rounded flavor assault

mouthfeel: rich, full bodied, lingering alcohol presence

overall: lovely

Photo of dgilks
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque, dark brown colour with a small, smooth, tan head with good head retention. Attractive.

Chocolate, brown sugar, mild coffee, melanoidin, more malt, more sugar and a hint of roast. Lots of fruitiness. Rounded, smooth vanilla oak and caramel notes. Great.

This is a rich and robust dessert beer full of caramelised sugar, cocoa, bourbon, spice, oak, melanoidin and fruit. Nutty. Really good and the blend of beers in here is really good.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Good, dry finish.

I really like this. The barrel character is prominent but well integrated into the rest of the beer. The balance of nut, chocolate, caramel and other malt notes is really good and indicative of a great brewer and an even better blender.

Photo of xnicknj
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into snifter glass - big thanks to phan869 for sharing this.

Pours dark mocha with some brighter cherry red tones towards the bottom of the glass. A small head fades out into film with a nice collar of spotty lacing.

Complex nose with chocolate, coffee, toffee, oak, vanilla, bourbon, tannin, leather. Is there anything else?

Ultra smooth sweetness with milk chocolate and toffee. Molasses and syrup sweetness. Rich bourbon with vanilla and smooth oak. Notes of piny hops. Leather and warm alcohol towards the end with some dry bitterness. Finishes with touches of smooth sweetness and light boozy warmth.

Excellently smooth and velvety around the mouth. Drinks really well, especially considering the alcohol, alongside great flavor throughout. A fantastic bal aged beer.

Photo of DefenCorps
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Galaxy Hut tonight. And then, again. And then again, to make it a nice, round liter of this fine beverage.

Pouring a very dark brown with reddish brown highlights, there's a dense, brown head with good retention and lacing. The nose is outstanding. Clearly, this is different from the previous blends, the lack of Parabola is obvious. The base is clearly a barrel aged brown, there's toffee, maple, nougat, and plenty of bourbon. Vanilla, brown sugar are present, but there isn't much oak. The malt character of this blend is arguably a little disappointing. More or less simple, with a blend of sugar, brown sugar, there's a lack of a deeper complexity here. Initially, I am struck by the strength of brandy here, but the more it warms up, the more bourbon comes out.

The palate opens with a big, bourbon character, vanilla, oak and some brown sugar. Again, the lack of malt complexity translates to the palate here, I find mostly a simple blend of sugars present. The barrel expression is excellent. Bourbon and brandy are present, but really, the lack of roast and a balancing bitterness makes this less than excellent. Mildly drying on the finish, there's some oak and tannins present, but not too much. A touch of bitterness is present as well. The mouthfeel is sublime. Medium with mild carbonation, the flavors on the finish are excellent. Brown sugar and vanilla in moderate amounts, this allows for enjoyment of the flavors. I did drink 3 12oz glasses, and could have gone for more. This is quite excellent.

Photo of Jwale73
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle shared by blisscent. Pours the color and clarity of cola with no head. Nose suggests cocoa, banana esters, artificial sweetener and a trace of vanilla and lactose. Flavors reveal caramel, toffee, coca and coffee - really tasty. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a carbonation that falls short of lively. A really delicious brew. It's definitely sweet, but not at the extreme range of the spectrum (e.g. Creme Brulee). If you're not into sweet, you might want to cellar this one a little longer; however, it found it to be just right.

Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 691 ratings.