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Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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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EB1

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-24-2013 05:12:56 | More by EB1
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megahurts4

Louisiana

4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -9.1%

11-09-2013 04:00:48 | More by OKCNittany
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8%

11-08-2013 17:14:35 | More by Benesi88
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aquazr1

California

4.75/5  rDev +8%

11-03-2013 18:07:23 | More by aquazr1
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

10-27-2013 20:09:06 | More by PhatAtUT
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TPONY51

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-23-2013 05:41:50 | More by TPONY51
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itsiilegal

California

4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured somewhat murky brownish black. Very thin dark khaki lacing that dissipated to a thin ring and eventually disappeared completely. Very viscous and oily looking.

The aroma is a very rich caramel, cocoa and brown sugar with faintest woodiness. The aroma of sweetness and booze has mellow very nicely with age.

Straightforward caramel hangs out for moment then a wave of brown sugar, cocoa, coconut, vanilla, coffee and rich bourbon overwhelms everything. Very rich flavors, balanced with enough intensity from the barrel, coffee and cocoa flavors.

The mouthfeel is spot on for a beer of this style. Enough carbonation has remained to let it dance on your tongue. It is also oily and mouth coating.

Fourteen is one of the most balanced barrel aged strong ales there are. Firestone, its brewers, blenders and cellar masters are very good at what they do. I enjoy this more than the other Anniversary beers (only tried 13-16). I have one more bottle and will probably open it within the next 6 months as the cap underside is showing signs of spoilage (it did not affect any flavor).

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 04:28:00 | More by itsiilegal
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Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

10-06-2013 08:10:07 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

10-02-2013 00:43:37 | More by thegerm87
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imfrommichigan

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-30-2013 17:11:53 | More by imfrommichigan
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-25-2013 00:35:41 | More by meatyard
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-22-2013 12:08:04 | More by ScottP
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

09-12-2013 18:23:23 | More by CityofBals
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BullBearHawk

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-09-2013 01:19:19 | More by BullBearHawk
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

09-08-2013 07:54:01 | More by RedneckBeerz
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-07-2013 21:14:47 | More by dbrauneis
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.1%

09-03-2013 14:59:28 | More by pisano
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Lakemonster

Oregon

5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-28-2013 05:29:01 | More by Lakemonster
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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

08-28-2013 00:06:45 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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brywhite

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

08-11-2013 22:11:35 | More by mattboyer182
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-06-2013 20:44:32 | More by roodie
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GABrew

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-04-2013 19:49:27 | More by GABrew
Firestone 14 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 626 ratings.