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Stickee Monkee - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,055
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 286
Gots: 406 | FT: 52
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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3.43/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Consumed June 2nd, 2014 from a bottle purchased at FW Barrelworks in Buellton. Poured into a small snifter.

Dark brown liquid with obscure deep garnet highlights. Beer has virtually no carbonation and as a result no head to speak of. Only the tiniest little ring of foam around the crown. Disappointing.

Aroma is strong and redolent with cane sugar and booze. Faint dates and chocolate. Not bad, but also not delicious.

Flavor is moderately sweet with a cinnamon note. Some bitter wood and hot spirit notes. Toasted coconut. Mild milk chocolate. Lacking in the expected bready character.

Mouthfeel is still and thick, leaning towards cloying. The low carbonation has really done this beer in.

A rare miss from Firestone Walker; the elements are there, just not in a pleasing balance. An incidental note: I have had this one several times on its own over the years, but never reviewed it. However, it doesn't seem to be very different from how I remember it.

charlzm, Jun 03, 2014
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S: Rich Belgian malts, toffee, tobacco, dates, and charred caramel.

T: Everything that a Quad should be. Big, bold, and flavorful. Sweet malts, great bourbon notes, and a crisp touch of Belgian yeast esters.

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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,055 ratings.