Firestone 15 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.63/5 rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to Callmecoon for this.
3.0 A: Deep brown color. Beige head that falls almost instantly.
4.0 S: While I thought 13 and 14 were both bourbony messes with too much going on, this one is better integrated. Don't get me wrong. This also has too much going on and lacks a focus, but it does it better. Roasted notes, caramel, toffee, dark fruits including plum, dates, raisins, and prune, some light fruits. Caramel, toffee, chocolate, and light char. Good bit of vanilla, some oak, and leathery bourbon. Even a touch of herbal hops. Smells good, but the lack of focus prevents me from loving it.
3.5 T: Same as the nose. Lots of flavors, but instead of a few good slaps across the face with big flavors, you get a million little pinches on the arm. Caramel and dark fruits are the strongest. Everything else listed in the smell in varying lesser amounts. This is the least bourbony of the anniversary beers that I've had, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. However, the booziness is still there, but isn't distracting.
4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderately creamy.
3.5 D: Of the anniversary blends I've had, this falls between 13 and 14 with 14 being the best. Glad to have had it and glad I have another for opening up at a later time with some of its bretheren
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2012 01:43:42 | More by DavoleBomb
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