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Stickee Monkee - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,040
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 279
Gots: 407 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a dark cola brown with almost no chestnut head.
aroma is sweet and nutty. Like brown sugar covered pecans.
Flavor is brown sugar covered dark fruits and oak.
Big barrel character. Big charr and toffee flavors.
extremely complex and comforting beer.
Firestone does barrel aging very well.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a goblet.

A: The color lies at the point where the darkest shades of brown become black. No head and no sign of meaningful carbonation on the pour. Rings of lacing as thin as a pencil line trace the glass momentarily before they break up and slide back down into the beer.

S: Molasses fudge, chocolate truffles, molasses, caramel chews, brown sugar and burnt sugars, quick whiff of chocolate covered cherries. Mouth-watering barrel aromas of toasted oak, woody vanilla, marshmallow, coconut shavings, and some tame whiskey notes.

T: Sweetness is deep and rich. Sticky molasses predominates. Chocolate-caramel chews and hints of chocolate truffles. Burnt sugars. Sugar dates. Barrel flavors temper the sweetness enough that it never becomes cloying. Mellow whiskey brings some tingling heat. Toasted oak. Marshmallow. Sweet and lingering finish of molasses and some oaky vanilla and whiskey.

M: Thick and rich in body. Very syrupy and sticky in texture. Little to no carbonation means that the weight of it presses down on the tongue, and it is allowed to really coat the mouth.

O: It's amazing that a beer this rife with residual sweetness is even drinkable. True to its name, this is one big and sticky sipping beer. The well-rounded barrel character distracts the palate away from all the sweetness enough to keep it from going over the edge. They bill this as a 'Central Coast Quad', but if you are expecting anything resembling the Trappist classics such as Rochefort 10 or Chimay Grande Reserve, you will be completely confounded. It comes across more as a huge, sticky barleywine. In the past this beer was used only for blending purposes, and with its ridiculous sweetness it's not hard to see why. However, this is one of the rare instances in which a blending beer can stand on its own two feet, even if it is teetering on the edge of drinkability. Brinksmanship at its finest.

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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 1,040 ratings.