Firestone 15 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Weighs in at 12.5% ABV, not 11. Pours a very dark amber red/brown color with a small off-white head that disappears quickly. Scent is VERY sweet. I immediately get chocolate covered cherries. Smells more like a liqueur than a beer. Hints of chocolate with dark fruits and booze. Very faint orange zest aroma with some brandy. Taste is immediately faint tobacco and leather, immediately followed by cherries and some lovely dark fruits. Then you get some brown sugar in the middle of the tongue, with some lovely brandy and bourbon characteristics toward the back of the tongue. Some maple syrup and cinnamon linger as the beer warms. Delicious vanilla, chocolate, and oak characteristics throughout each tasty sip. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-light carbonation. A sipper that is VERY COMPLEX. Drinkability is fairly high, as this is a big beer with some very sweet flavors that may get overwhelming after too much...much like a dessert wine. Overall, this is the most complex anniversary beer of the last three years IMO (I've only had 13, 14, and 15). Very tasty and love the chocolate covered cherry aspects. Got more bottles to see how this one develops.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2011 06:09:37 | More by DovaliHops
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Firestone 15 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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