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Stickee Monkee - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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626 Ratings
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Ratings: 626
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 218
Gots: 282 | FT: 41
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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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

07-23-2014 22:24:39 | More by kjkinsey
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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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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.1%

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

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.1%

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

Colorado

4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

worth the hype, more of a barleywine than a quad though, although i suspect thats what they are getting at by calling it a central coast quad instead of a belgian one, but it exhibits a whole lot more barleywine to me. nevermind definitions and classifications though, this is insanely good beer. deep but royal red/brown in color, like good root beer in shade, but super thick and viscous, sticky as taffy, and not very carbonated, but it doesnt need to be. the nose on this is all grain, caramelized malt sugars abound, with notes of toffee and butterscotch, raisin, plum, fig, molasses, honey, and bourbon right from the bottle. its intensely boozy, but in a refined and intentional way. i get the malt layering expected in a quad, but the lack of any real belgian yeast character in the flavor puts this squarely in the barleywine world for me. scorching sugars and vanilla bourbon predominate, but it never really ends up all the sweet considering how much sugar is in here mid palate. oak mellows it for sure, and the booze cuts it well i think. layers and layers of grain nuance keep coming, i absolutely love it. i was so sad to have missed the bottles when they came around, so i am thankful to hops and pie for giving me the chance to finally try this one on tap. its worthy of its high praise, very firestone walker too, very barreled and big, just delicious big beer here. a musty try, more interesting than sucaba i think, but thats just me.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2014 21:10:32 | More by StonedTrippin
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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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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

07-20-2014 19:53:37 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -10.1%

03-18-2013 19:05:16 | More by mendvicdog
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -10.1%

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

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -38.2%

07-18-2014 02:21:00 | More by yourefragile
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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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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.1%

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

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light layer of tan head that doesn't last long. Color is a dark caramel brown.

Flavor profile: I instantly get liquid mounds bar out of this. Melted chocolate and coconut. Leather, tobacco, molasses, caramel, and raisins all show. It has a belgian yeast like flavor with some bananas. A lot of vanilla and bourbon shows. The barrel flavors are spot on and not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, and warming. Medium bodied. Ends with a touch of dryness.

Overall, a very enjoyable quad. Maybe I just enjoy Americanized beers more, but this was one of my favorite quads I have had. The coconut flavors were awesome.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 01:07:10 | More by mothman
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Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 626 ratings.