Firestone 15 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cfrances33:
4.2/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle dated 10/07/11, enjoyed on 8/14/12. Poured into a FW snifter.
Pour: Deep dark brown that seems clear, but is so dark you can't tell for sure. Mahogany edges. Finger and a half khaki head that leaves a little lacing at first. Definitely some legs on this one too.
Smell: Bourbon banilla, oak, some dark fruits, and a little bit of tobacco.
Taste: Bourbon vanilla, oak, chocolate, sweet figs, caramel, some tannins, and a nice tobacco smokey/sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Lighter body than I expected, with a smooth low heat bourbon taste. Points off for a weird coating I get in my throat.
Overall: Pretty nice, but I definitely prefer Parabola and Sucaba.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2012 18:23:53 | More by cfrances33
More User Reviews:
4.53/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Opened a bottle of this on 02 May 2014. Drink at room temp....the colder this was, the more flavors were muted, but as it warmed closer to room temp it really really opened up nicely...either that or I got more drunk! Either way, it was great! Not really gonna go into the finer points of this beer, but the overall finished product is flippin great. No problems with this beer at all.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2014 21:49:57 | More by 4thelvofbeer
4.84/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
On tap MacGregor's Grill and Taproom in Henrietta, NY.
An aged keg, this was a huge surprise to find.
Pours a ruby garnet brown color, with a quarter inch head that recedes into a film on top of the beer that looks like overhead view of a hurricane on a weather map. Very small splotches of lacing remain down the glass.
Aromas include vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, and sweet bourbon.
The taste is similar and quite complex. At different times, I taste oak, vanilla, bourbon, marshmallow, dark fruits (figs, cherries, raisins), caramel, and brown sugar. The alcohol is mellow and provides a subtle bite.
Medium bodied, creamy smooth mouthfeel. Very easy drinking, despite the ABV. Almost no carbonation after 3+ years of aging.
This was goddamn amazing. It's so drinkable, almost crushable, but it's best to savor the crap out of this one.
Serving type: on-tap
04-29-2014 01:17:02 | More by GreesyFizeek
Firestone 15 - Anniversary Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.