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Stickee Monkee - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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528 Ratings
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Ratings: 528
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 196
Gots: 226 | FT: 33
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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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.3%

09-26-2012 23:19:10 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear copper color with a 1/2 inch foamy khaki head that fades to an oily film on the top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace drip back into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and banana. Taste is of malt, brown sugar, sticky toffee pudding, and bananas covered in caramel. Awesome flavors on this one. This beer has a good carbonation level with a crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good barleywine with lots of complex aromas and flavors. I am very glad I was able to try this one.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2011 20:47:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2010 18:09:06 | More by womencantsail
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.1%

04-15-2013 01:26:26 | More by spycow
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

05-30-2014 18:34:03 | More by Texasfan549
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

03-23-2014 01:37:56 | More by GRG1313
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a thin wine glass at Beelow's.

The combination of lots of time to kill and a recent paycheck means I can afford to pick up a bottle of Stickee Monkee at the bar. Let's do this shit. It pours a clear sunset topaz-sienna topped by a finger or so of sandstone foam. The nose comprises caramelized Belgian candi sugar, mild molasses, toasted oak, toasted coconut, light Connecticut tobacco, graham cracker, clove, light allspice, and a hint of candied orange peel. The taste brings in more of the same, the oak, spices, and sweet elements taking full command in a lovely display of cooperation. A small faction of booze enters into the equation, but it is mostly drowned out by the delicious din around it. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly-syrupy feel. Overall, a damn fine beer, well worth my investment (and anyone else's, for that matter). Get some!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 18:19:45 | More by TMoney2591
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

03-26-2013 20:18:17 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at City Beer Store. Clear hazel color with low carbonation. Big toffee and vanilla aroma, slight butterscotch, a lot of barrel. Heat is reigned-in. Palate exceeds the nose, showing a nice balance between barrel heat and rich toffee flavors. Full bodied, with light tannin and alcohol in the finish. Finishes very nicely, extremely smooth and palatable. Side by side with Abacus this was slightly better.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2012 06:44:02 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

11-14-2011 19:11:51 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Toronado. Served in a flute.

A - Thin off-white foam settles to a thin ring, and not much else. Transparent ruby-brown body.

S - Bourbon, oak barrels, cherries, milled grains, treacle, some fruity notes, wood, and a hint of alcohol.

T - Tons of candied cherries, caramel, hint of cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla, and less oak than the aroma suggests. Alcohol is very well-hidden here.

M - Chewy, full body, medium-low carbonation, some tannic oak, and lower alcohol than you'd expect for 12%.

D - This is quite good - reminds me of draft Abacus a little, and definitely one of my favorite FW blend beers. Definitely explains why I like FW14 so much, although I'm puzzled as to why I didn't love FW15 - I must hate Helldorado.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2012 06:47:06 | More by MasterSki
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

04-05-2013 16:24:11 | More by Kegatron
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.1%

07-08-2014 05:29:27 | More by Rifugium
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SocalKicks

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

02-27-2014 07:23:36 | More by SocalKicks
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oline73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

06-28-2014 02:13:56 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -10.1%

03-18-2013 19:05:16 | More by mendvicdog
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

04-10-2014 05:33:58 | More by MarkyMOD
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -10.1%

11-28-2013 00:07:10 | More by XmnwildX12
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.1%

02-16-2014 17:55:52 | More by orangesol
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

06-01-2014 13:47:16 | More by duceswild
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

06-07-2014 14:05:32 | More by BillRoth
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John_M

Oregon

4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled during the whiskey barrel fest at 16 tons the other day.

The beer pours a fairly dark amber color with pretty good head retention and lacing. The nose attarctive as well, though you can tell right off this is going to be a pretty rich/sweet beer. Anyway, there is considerable vanilla, dark fruits and toffee aroma in this beer. On the palate, this is really yummy stuff. Yes, the beer is a bit sweet, but there's lovely flavors of caramel, toffee, nougat, coconut, vanilla and sweet malt. Mouthfeel is full and soft, and the finish seems to go on forever in this rich beer. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and while you can tell it's up there, there is no heat from the high abv. Also, while this beer is pretty sweet, it's not at all cloying, and so drinkabilty is pretty good.

Definitely a sipper. Hard to imagine drinking a lot of this, but a small glass after dinner for dessert would be perfect.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 16:37:15 | More by John_M
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

10-27-2013 07:10:45 | More by drewone
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

05-26-2014 22:16:19 | More by mdaschaf
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

08-17-2013 05:38:52 | More by zestar
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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.