Stickee Monkee - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
10-23-2011 20:47:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.58/5 rDev -19.6%
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.
12-04-2010 18:09:06 | More by womencantsail
4.21/5 rDev -5.4%
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!
07-08-2014 18:19:45 | More by TMoney2591
4.38/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
01-12-2012 06:44:02 | More by largadeer
4.38/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
02-22-2012 06:47:06 | More by MasterSki
4.48/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
07-22-2014 21:10:32 | More by StonedTrippin
Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 814 ratings.