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Stickee Monkee - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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600 Ratings
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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 214
Gots: 262 | FT: 39
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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California

3.43/5  rDev -22.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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On-tap at Strong Ale

A: The pour is a dark amber color, perhaps leaning towards brown, with a tan head.

S: The usual sweet, sugar notes of a barleywine are here. I get brown sugar, caramel, and toffee, but there's a weird nuttiness to this beer that seems out of place.

T: This tastes like almost like a really creamy nut brittle with extra nuts. There's a fair amount of alcohol presence as well, a touch of oak, and some good vanilla notes.

M: The body is medium with a nice creaminess and a low to moderate level of carbonation.

D: This was a weird beer. In fact, several of the blending components for FW14 aren't all that great, but somehow they make a delicious final product.

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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.