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Stickee Monkee - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 908
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 263
Gots: 373 | FT: 52
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Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  13.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Belgian Quad by recipe, but aging it in spirits barrels garners its own category: Central Coast Quad. A beer formulated to sit on the sweeter and malty side so that we could utilize it for blending. Turbinado brown sugar from Mexico adds wonderful molasses flavors that are reminiscent of Belgian candi sugar. It has a full body and lush texture with barrel expression all over this beer: toasted oak, coconut, leather and cigar tobacco.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 11-07-2010)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage poured from 22 oz bomber into Stone tasting glass.

A: Pours a reddish deep brown with one finger beige head that settled fairly quickly to a thin ring. Very minimal lacing.

S: Brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, caramel, bourbon, and dark fruits.

T: Lots of bourbon heat up front combined with caramel, toffee, and mix of stone fruits.

M: Medium body and fairly lightly carbonated. Perhaps a bit thinner than I was expecting but not in a bad way.

O: Although this one blurs the lines a bit between a barrel aged Barleywine and a Quad, it is clearly a fantastic beer. Look forward to finding another bottle.

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2014 Vintage

Appearance: Very dark-brown with a reddish hue with a small light beige head that slowly faded to a ring.

Smell: Browns sugar/toffee, mild Bourbon, mild vanilla, and faint dark fruit notes.

Taste: Brown sugar notes feature prominently followed by mild bourbon, toffee, vanilla, mild oak, , and some faint dark fruit notes. The beer is fairly sweet up front but the finish is reasonably dry with tannic oak notes present in the end. Very restrained alcohol presence

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied with a modest level of carbonation. Very nice.

Overall: When I first had this beer at the 2010 Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival it was classified as an English barleywine. Call it Central Coast Quad or whatever else, to me it is a very good Bourbon bal-aged malt-centered beer. Sweet but with enough complexity to not be cloying in the least.

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On tap at the FW Tasting Room – Paso Robles
Served in a FW Tasting snifter glass – 08/16/2014

A: Pours much darker than I had expected nearing a walnut color with some plumy tones that gives an almost maroon like appearance. Dense in the glass with a thinning at the edge allowing for more light to pass through. Has an almost a flat appearance with virtually no head or any stick minus a few alcohol legs.

S: Smells of sweet toffee, baked bread, and candy nougat with some caramelized fig. Lots of plumy dark fruits and scorched sugars actually. I get wafts of toasty oak by way of vanilla and light coconut. Followed up with some restrained banana esters and a few select kitchen spices. Alcohol is present yet surprisingly mellow. Very nice and inviting.

T: Flavors exceed the nose quite a bit with a mélange of kettled malt sugars and spent oak barrels. I get sweet toffee nougat, dark crusty bread, dried fig, and cherries smothered in golden treacle. Light tannins integrate a vanilla crème and toasted coconut element that works impeccably well here. There is just a slight suggestion of earthy minerals and banana with allspice but the Belgian character barely manages to surface amidst all the sugars. Really well balanced with some reigned in bitterness and alcohol heat. Very good and not like any Quad ever experienced.

M: Thick and chewy while countered by a nice drying at the finish and some mild alcohol warmth. Seems a lower amount of carbonation gives it more of that sticky syrup like thickness. Finishes out a touch on the wetter side however.

D: Another fine fireside sipper from the Proprietor’s Vintage series with its full malt body, high ABV, and layers of barrel aged complexity. Signature FW barreling at work here with those lovely vanilla and toasted coconut components. With such a mild Belgian yeast presence however this drinks more like an English Barleywine. In fact I would prefer this over the Sucaba. Damn just another wallet thumper to add in my lineup.

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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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