Stickee Monkee - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev -4.5%
Thanks to JimN8916 for pointing me towards possibly the last bottle of Monkee sitting on the shelves of great San Diego: since I had a bit at a tasting, have been lusting after a full pour. 22 oz. bottle reluctantly shared with my wife. She’s lucky she’s hot.
The pour is a dark red tripping towards light black. Nose is a rich brown sugar sautéed with caramel, vanilla, & a touch of bourbon. Other than the sweetness, doesn’t smell like a Belgian at all.
Stickee Monkee is a beautiful barleywine…wait, what? Typical Firestone barrel-beauty is slobbering all over this beer. Wonderful bourbon notes, big vanilla rip, great woody branches spreading in the background. Underneath the barrel is rich caramel, brown sugga sweetness I could motorboat happily, &, if I use a bit of imagination, I can almost sense the Belgian yeast. I think. Smooth as fresh ice, though there is an alcoholic tingle in the back of the throat & forebrain. I could power through a whole bomber of this myself, easy. I might try if I find another one.
Firestone rarely disappoints & doesn’t here, either. An excellent barleywine. Quad. Sorry.
08-27-2014 02:24:57 | More by maximum12
Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 814 ratings.