Firestone 15 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ReelBigwigFish:
4.18/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a Stella Chalice, this ale has an opaque dark brown color that gets to a dark amber around the edges. There is a minimal amount of light tan head that falls to loose bubbles on the edges of the glass. The aroma is of strong alcohol, coconuts, licorice, coffee, and vanilla. It sort of smells like a blend of coconut rum and bourbon.
The flavor is strong and overwhelmingly intense. Sweet boozy vanilla and coconut start it off while it blends together with dark fruit, candied sugar, and licorice. Getting towards the finish there is a dryer roasted malt espresso flavor mixing nicely with charred oak bourbon. In the end it finishes very smooth with lingering alcohol sweetness.
15th Anniversary Ale is definitely an experience, and I'm glad I had a chance to try this one. With that in mind, as delicious and complex as this beer is, I think it would be very difficult to finish it by yourself, at 12.5%abv in a 650ml bottle, this is a real sipper.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2012 20:39:17 | More by ReelBigwigFish
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Firestone 15 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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