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Stickee Monkee - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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948 Ratings
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Ratings: 948
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 264
Gots: 386 | FT: 53
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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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

jroberts8811, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Brdlist, Sep 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

random846, Sep 23, 2014
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4.85/5  rDev +8.7%

This is a quad to measure all quads by. Very American in nature, not like the belgians, so its kind of its own category.

Pours a dark brown with little head. Residue sticks the the glass when swirled.

Smell is of old barrels and ripe dark fruit. Very intriguing really. I get some strawberry and dates, with some smoke and oak.

Taste is superb. Rich beyond words, with a sticky sweetness right up front. Heavy on the dark fruits, and low on hops. Vanilla and caramel / toffee. Bourbon is there as well. Nicely blended.

Feel is low carbed with a viscous mouthfeel.

Overall I like this quad just as much as FW's sucaba and parabola. Cheers!

BastardKing24, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

ShaneTheWalrus, Sep 22, 2014
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ipafool, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Mitch_Cumstein, Sep 22, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage poured from 22 oz bomber into Stone tasting glass.

A: Pours a reddish deep brown with one finger beige head that settled fairly quickly to a thin ring. Very minimal lacing.

S: Brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, caramel, bourbon, and dark fruits.

T: Lots of bourbon heat up front combined with caramel, toffee, and mix of stone fruits.

M: Medium body and fairly lightly carbonated. Perhaps a bit thinner than I was expecting but not in a bad way.

O: Although this one blurs the lines a bit between a barrel aged Barleywine and a Quad, it is clearly a fantastic beer. Look forward to finding another bottle.

richj1970, Sep 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

dotes_on_dipas, Sep 21, 2014
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4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

2014 Vintage
Bottle

Appearance: Very dark-brown with a reddish hue with a small light beige head that slowly faded to a ring.

Smell: Browns sugar/toffee, mild Bourbon, mild vanilla, and faint dark fruit notes.

Taste: Brown sugar notes feature prominently followed by mild bourbon, toffee, vanilla, mild oak, , and some faint dark fruit notes. The beer is fairly sweet up front but the finish is reasonably dry with tannic oak notes present in the end. Very restrained alcohol presence

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied with a modest level of carbonation. Very nice.

Overall: When I first had this beer at the 2010 Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival it was classified as an English barleywine. Call it Central Coast Quad or whatever else, to me it is a very good Bourbon bal-aged malt-centered beer. Sweet but with enough complexity to not be cloying in the least.

IKR, Sep 21, 2014
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dasmusik, Sep 21, 2014
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dnb128, Sep 20, 2014
Stickee Monkee from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 948 ratings.