Firestone 15 - Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by vic21234:
3.88/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into a snifter. Been looking forward to this one...
A- A dark brown with slight white/ caramel colored head that quickly fades.
S- Alcohol-bourbon sting is there. Also getting hints of coffee, vanilla, and dark malts.
T- Very interesting. Up front is the alcohol sting from the bourbon notes. I also taste the coffee, chocolate, vanilla, oaky notes you would experience if sipping a BA stout. At the back of the taste I get citrusy hops.
M- Not overly heavy. Some heat from the alcohol sting. The hoppy taste at the end of each sip lingers.
Really interesting beer for sure. It's definitely a hot one, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. However, I think this one will be better with some age on it.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2011 03:52:46 | More by vic21234
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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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