Firestone 15 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by podunkparte:
2.2/5 rDev -49.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
I love FW 14. I realize every Anniversary beer is different altogether, but I had high hopes for 15.
Poured into a 12oz New Belgium snifter.
A: Deep dark red when held to the light. About a 1/2 finger light tan head that disappeared quickly. Barely any lacing at all. Meh.
S: Dry, unsweetened toasted coconut. That's all I get
T: Hint of an initial sweetness to begin that never delivers. Gives way to that trademark coconut flavor that was delicious in the 14 (accompanied by great sweet and roasty flavors) but is sadly revealed to not stand on its own here. Once you swallow that coconut flavor is gone and you have no aftertaste but a bit of strange dryness with a lingering alcohol essence. I compare it to tasting a very high alcohol vodka. Very disappointing. I find myself not looking forward to the next sip and that's sad.
M: Thin and dry. Nothing to really say here.
O: Sorry, but this is not a good beer. There's no depth, no character that I found in Parabola, Abacus, and FW14. Too dry, to thin, too uni-flavored.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2011 07:46:36 | More by podunkparte
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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.
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