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Stickee Monkee - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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596 Ratings
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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 214
Gots: 262 | FT: 40
Brewed by:
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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Celtics17

California

4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this in a taster glass at Firestone, can't wait for this to hit in May.

A: Pours a semi clear brown color with a tan head forming on the pour.

S: Dark fruits, caramel. The barrel is there strongly with some light bourbon and oak.

T: Light bourbon and some heat up front. Sweet honey, dark fruits and toffee all present. Very good after taste of caramel, and some honey.

UPDATED: BOTTLE

I get grape, plums, oak, and zero bitterness. So many flavors in a bomber, compared to a taster on tap at the brewery

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 08:05:17 | More by Celtics17
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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light layer of tan head that doesn't last long. Color is a dark caramel brown.

Flavor profile: I instantly get liquid mounds bar out of this. Melted chocolate and coconut. Leather, tobacco, molasses, caramel, and raisins all show. It has a belgian yeast like flavor with some bananas. A lot of vanilla and bourbon shows. The barrel flavors are spot on and not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, and warming. Medium bodied. Ends with a touch of dryness.

Overall, a very enjoyable quad. Maybe I just enjoy Americanized beers more, but this was one of my favorite quads I have had. The coconut flavors were awesome.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

worth the hype, more of a barleywine than a quad though, although i suspect thats what they are getting at by calling it a central coast quad instead of a belgian one, but it exhibits a whole lot more barleywine to me. nevermind definitions and classifications though, this is insanely good beer. deep but royal red/brown in color, like good root beer in shade, but super thick and viscous, sticky as taffy, and not very carbonated, but it doesnt need to be. the nose on this is all grain, caramelized malt sugars abound, with notes of toffee and butterscotch, raisin, plum, fig, molasses, honey, and bourbon right from the bottle. its intensely boozy, but in a refined and intentional way. i get the malt layering expected in a quad, but the lack of any real belgian yeast character in the flavor puts this squarely in the barleywine world for me. scorching sugars and vanilla bourbon predominate, but it never really ends up all the sweet considering how much sugar is in here mid palate. oak mellows it for sure, and the booze cuts it well i think. layers and layers of grain nuance keep coming, i absolutely love it. i was so sad to have missed the bottles when they came around, so i am thankful to hops and pie for giving me the chance to finally try this one on tap. its worthy of its high praise, very firestone walker too, very barreled and big, just delicious big beer here. a musty try, more interesting than sucaba i think, but thats just me.

Serving type: on-tap

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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.